He played an unusual bass arrangement with the bass buttons mounted on the left hand side of the accordion case. Wolmer Beltrami used a similar accordion for a while.
If you look at the size of those treble buttons youll realise why he keeps his right thumb on the side of the keyboard. Guys like that made me want to play the accordion when I was still young enough to have been able to make something of it.
However, here in Scotland the accordion is principally regarded as an instrument for playing traditional music, and I doubt whether there will have been more than a handful of Scottish swing or jazz accordionists over the years. Its just not really the done thing here, and youd really need to know the culture to have any chance of understanding the issue.
Thanks for the post. Brilliant!
John M pid=63548 dateline=1548425844 said:
That was nice. After Gorni Kramer, You Tube picked this next selection. I would like to know the name of the first tune. It seems there is about a one minute intro. Heres the link: