Helen Rich has recently released an excellent new solo accordion CD. “All hands for’ard” features a selection of 18 of the varied compositions from the late Gerald Crossman. Some are played on a Cooperativa double cassotto 120 bass accordion, and others on a Paolo Soprani 96 bass musette accordion. The tracks include: All hands for’ard, El Pico, BAA March, Annette, Granada Mia, Rancherita, Bohemian Polka, Marcha Espanol, A Night in Montmartre, Dancing Clown, Las Fallas, Brasileira, Fortitude, La Vida Latina, Jolly Jack, Valse Acrobatique, El Valiente, and Gay Time.
Copies of the CD are available for £10 each (plus £1p&p), from Rob Howard, 42 Avondale Rd, Edgeley, Stockport, Cheshire SK3 9NY.
Gerald Crossman (1920-2015) – accordionist, pianist, organist, bandleader, composer, arranger, adjudicator, writer, and a former NAO Vice President – was one of the most accomplished and significant figures of the post-war accordion movement in the UK. See here for the biography of Gerald Crossman written by Rob Howard
In further news Accordion Central will be adding a significant amount of Gerald Crossman sheet music to our shop in the next few days, all with pdf downloads @ just £3.00 per arrangement with all proceeds going to the Winstons Wish Charity. See our Accordion sheet music here.