The double bass and the accordion are two adventurous companions who share a singular path.
They have both animated long debates on their genealogy: family of viols or violins for the first, descendant of a Chinese mouth organ or portable piano for the second.
They have travelled the world, finding their place in the most diverse popular cultures, from Eastern Europe to South America, passing through Paris, New York or Moscow.
They took a long time to convince the classical composers of their time before finally arousing their curiosity.
The talent of generations of passionate instrumentalists has been necessary to allow their development. Richard Galliano revealed to everyone the incredible capacities of the accordion while, a century earlier, Giovanni Bottesini accomplished the same feat for the double bass.
Edouard Macarez and Félicien Brut recall here the history of their instruments, so different at first sight but with paths strewn with similarities.
From the valse musette to the swing of the 30’s, from romantic masterpieces to frenzied South American rhythms, this musical journey mixes accordion and double bass, two instruments very close in their mystery, their popularity and their openness to all musical styles. Félicien and Édouard blow, sing, and vibrate with freedom, transcending genres, to give voice to a century of music from all horizons: Bottesini and Galliano, Glière, Shostakovich, Piazzolla, Nazareth, Viseur, Privat, Azzola.