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Francesco Palazzo plays Ave Maria (Piazzolla) on epic Zero Sette

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He must be a smaller man... he looks like I did when I was 13 and played my Hohner Morino VI N... lol
Kidding aside, it was lovely. :)
 

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Hi Jerry,

Yes, it is really nice, and the tone is great. I listen through headphones to get as much depth as I can - plus I can't afford Linn speakers - and if I could I would spend the money on an accordion instead. You are right, the accordion makes him look little - but an accordionist who plays like he does is a giant in my eyes. :)

Seriously though, it's a huge accordion! It has 49 treble keys - C to C - so a full 4 octaves before changing voice (lets call it 6 octaves in total). It also has 160 bass buttons, giving another 48 free bass notes - C to B (quint converter). Again you can add an extra 2 octaves, as it has 16', 8' and 4' voices on the bass). To me there is something well balanced about this flow of notes from bass to treble - C to B & C to C.

I once asked Francesco, why don't you add a top C#? You would then have a 50 key piano accordion - it requires no extra space and would make no difference to the size of the accordion. His gentle response was - a grand piano does not require a top C#, neither do we. This is a man with a rare clarity of thought. Wonderful!
 

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Oh wow, and you knew him personally, what a gift! :)
Yes I noticed something different on the style of Free Bass he used... he was going more "left-right" instead of "up and down".
 

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Francesco Palazzo inspired me to take up the quint free bass.

You have captured it perfectly. 'more left-right instead of up and down' !!!

You have to 'think sideways' to choose quint.
 

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