This past week I picked up Tiny, who had undergone repair, and then went to stay at my sister’s for a day or two. Her place has great sound and is very dramatic. She’s got a chifferobe (portmanteau of “chiffonier” and “wardrobe” — Fun Fact Gary!) that has quite a character. I shot two pieces in its vicinity. The first is Wim Poesen’s amazing Wals vor Polle.
The second is Mazurka de Comptoir
Notice how much the Chifferobe contributes. That there is a piece of furniture! My sister says I look too serious. They don’t know about accordion face, these civilians. Any accordionistx would know that I am brimming with joy in both of these.
Some weeks ago I posted about Wim Poesen’s wonderful tune, Wals Voor Polle. I was pleased to receive a comment from Polle Ranson, the man for whom the wals is voor. He was pleased with the post and shared two other videos of performances on Flemish pipes. Here they are:
This waltz, by Wim Poesen, became something of a beloved chestnut for me after I heard the House Band’s version on their Stonetown CD. I recently went into a friend’s studio to get a quality recording of my Baffetti, and laid down this recording of the Wals. Thanks to Caleb Orion for recording and engineering.
Wals Voor Pollee, played by me on the Baffetti Tex-Mex II/34
And here’s a stunning performance by piper Polle Ranson for whom the Wals is voor.
UPDATE: Go HERE for additional recordings of Ranson playing the tune on Flemish pipes.