Hot Weekend: Accordion Night at Jazz @ Berlin Philharmonic & D’Angelo

D'Angelo "Black Messiah"There is much more to the accordion than a classical, folk, or Tango approach. I have written here several times about the magic accordion playing by French master Vincent Peirani who just released his latest album “Living Being”.

Now, in the very successful Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic series curated by ACT Music chief Siggi Loch, the accordion will be the main focus. No less than four accordionists will be on stage tomorrow night: joining Peirani will be Stian Carstensen from Norway, Régis Gizavo from Madagascar, and Klaus Paier from Austria. Together with Émile Parisien (sax), Asja Valcic (cello), Adam Baldych (violin), and Nguyen Le (g), this promises to be a special adventure. Look for my review over the weekend!

Also coming up on Saturday, a live event with a slightly different character: D’Angelo will play Berlin’s Columbiahalle. And after reading the New York Times review of his Apollo Theater concert last week, this too will be a concert to remember. Will let you know if he did a 20-minute version of “Untitled”.


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