Jazz's Mario Pavone Draws On Boyhood Memories For His Sounds

Aug 01, 2014 757

By Owen McNally

What the taste of a small rich cake called a madeleine was for triggering a famous flood of memories in French novelist Marcel Proust's classic "Remembrance of Things Past," the sound of the accordion is for the celebrated, Waterbury-born, avant-garde jazz composer/bassist and bandleader Mario Pavone in his latest, groundbreaking CD, "Street Songs."

"I always wanted to do something with the accordion," Pavone explains in his new album's liner notes, "a reflection of my growing up in post WW II industrial Waterbury. I can still recall the sound of those Italian, Portuguese and Polish accordions — that front stoop music."

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