Mario Pavone - Street Songs / The Accordion Project
Mario Pavone. ... bass / compositions.
Matt Mitchell. ... piano.
Adam Matlock. ... accordion.
Carl Testa. ... bass.
Steve Johns. ... drums.
Dave Ballou. cornet,flugelhorn.
Peter McEachern. ... trombone.
Leise Ballou. ... french horn.
Gary Buttery. ... tuba
The music is based on my reflection of growing up in post WWll industrial and multicultural melting pot in Waterbury,CT ..... and hearing those Italian, Portugese and Polish accordions .... That front stoop music.
The CD will be released worldwide on May 6th (2014) and is already slated for reviews from Jazz Times , all about jazz / nyc and on Owen McNally's. NPR JAZZ CORRIDOR.
"Pavone's music has the rhythmic and harmonic grids of be-bop and all that descends from it, and the cathartic tracing-in-air of free jazz"
Ben Ratliff (New York Times)