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"New ? Musette"

Post by maugein96 » Wed May 16, 2018 3:22 pm

Browsing through some CDs and came across one I have by Gus Viseur.

When I first started out on accordion I couldn't listen to this sort of stuff, as I knew I would never have a hope in hell of playing anything like it.

Believe it or not, this CD is often listed under "French musette", which I suppose it was, definitely not "is".

The year was 1962. The sound was great!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0rggXI ... er&list=UL

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Post by Geoff de Limousin » Wed May 16, 2018 4:24 pm

Hmmmmm... I like that!

Thanks John.

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Post by losthobos » Wed May 16, 2018 6:15 pm

was this track that drugged me to the accordion.....
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Post by maugein96 » Wed May 16, 2018 8:04 pm

The musette historians nearly all say that it was Gus Viseur who first made the link between musette and jazz, and later played a major part in introducing manouche music to musette. The fact that he often played a lot of material which had no real connection with musette at all made no difference. He tends to be remembered as a "musette accordionist who played jazz."

As far as I can remember his family were canal barge people in Belgium, and somehow he ended up in Paris playing as a street musician. Other pro players used to mention that he never had a technique which they could recognise, as he was originally self taught, although I dare say he swapped a lot of knowledge with the local accordionists.

His daughter apparently hated listening to him playing as she felt his music was too animated, and told him she preferred the more laid back style of Joss Baselli, who she married!

Baselli was a bit of a pioneer himself as he tended to beef up the musette tunes, often with bits of jazz and classical, but the two men were quite different in their playing styles.

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Post by losthobos » Wed May 16, 2018 8:42 pm

Viseur and Baselli.....wooh....wouldn't have minded being at one off their family fiestas...
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Post by losthobos » Thu May 17, 2018 7:07 am

Ludovic Beier...I Can't Give You Anything But Love.....on a Roland.....guess as modern as it gets....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aod5TCwEPB8&t=222s
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Re: "New ? Musette"

Post by JeffJetton » Thu May 17, 2018 11:07 pm

Oh yeah, it's tough to beat Viseur. Good stuff!

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