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  • n  a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; the reeds are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player

  • The accordion is a peculiar instrument.
  • Dick Contino is one of the few men in musical history who have ever squeezed big money out of an accordion.
  • Fastest climbing musical instrument in popular favor, according to trade statistics, is the piano accordion.
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  • Janis Siegel On Piano Jazz
    Siegel, a singer, is one quarter of the jazz supergroup The Manhattan Transfer. Throughout the 30 years she's spent with that musical institution, she's also released her own recordings featuring hip, seductive arrangements of standards, as well as newer works. Here, she visits Piano Jazz along with pianist and accordion player Gil Goldstein.
    June 14, 2013 - NPR
  • DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. Increases Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility to $400 Million
    WASHINGTON, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) today announced that the Company exercised the accordion feature on its unsecured revolving credit facility, increasing ...
    June 13, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
  • MUSIC BEAT: Nicolas Valdez's unfinished business
    The 32-year-old musician, poet, actor, performance artist and Chicano activist who plays button accordion with Los Nahuatlatos is moving back to Los Angeles in the next few months. At the top of his to-do list is to complete the now long-delayed debut album by Los Nahuatlatos. The young band — which includes singer-percussionist Joaquin Abrego, guitarist Pablo Mancias, trombonist Dan Klein ...
    June 13, 2013 - San Antonio Express-News

  • Benny Andersson in Arab Times
    I wanted to go back to where I came from, to my folk music roots. I was raised on accordion,said Andersson. "That's one of the great things with having been a member of ABBA, you can do anything you like."
  • Dave King in ChartAttack
    If it didn't have mandolin, accordion, fiddle and whistle, it would be punk rock, and if it didn't have guitar, bass and drums, it would be traditional Irish music,says King. "You can't be bothered being labeled."
  • Clint Mansell in Los Angeles Times
    We started thinking about what Darren called clown music, which was essentially New Orleans funeral dirges,Mansell says. "That led to an idea of a sort of ragtag of instruments that were broken down, like a wheezy accordion. Those felt too...

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