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Olive Blossoms

by Zevy Zions

Great Accordion music played with a passion!
Genre: World: World Traditions
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Coquette Polka
3:44 $0.99
2. Florette
4:35 $0.99
3. Bel Fiore
3:14 $0.99
4. Olive Blossoms
4:01 $0.99
5. Mozart Menuetto
4:20 $0.99
6. La Mariposita
2:52 $0.99
7. Czardas
4:58 $0.99
8. Jolly Caballero
2:31 $0.99
9. Elenita
1:56 $0.99
10. Klezmer Suite
7:30 $0.99
11. Serenata Primaverile
3:36 $0.99
12. Bel Viso
3:12 $0.99
13. Keili, Keili
2:56 $0.99
14. Streamline
3:14 $0.99
15. La Cumparsita
2:50 $0.99
16. Lady of Spain
1:59 $0.99
17. Vivo
2:20 $0.99
18. Carnival of Venice
3:22 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
This is an album of what I call, "Accordion Classics". It represents the style of accordion playing that made it so popular in the early to mid 1900's.

However, the music you will hear was made possible with crystal-clear, 21st century state-of-the-art recording.

This album is dedicated to my teacher, Mr. Charles Nunzio, who was a principal student of Pietro Frosini, and is known in his own right as a great performer and instructor of the accordion. His musical genius is evident in his compositions and arrangements, some of which appear on this CD. Mr. Nunzio’s assistance in the execution of these musical selections was immeasurable.

"In my many years as a musician I’ve heard countless accordionists. Most of these players were quite technically proficient. Many of these artists were primarily concerned with “playing the piece”.
Zevy Zions “plays the piece” and has amazing technique. What sets him apart and above most accordionists is his musicianship. He interprets the music; is subtle and gets to the essence of the selection.
The repertoire of this CD runs the gamut from light pieces such as “Coquette” and “Olive Blossoms” to the substantial “Vivo” which was written by the illustrious accordionist-arranger John Gart. Zions’ “Klezmer Suite” evokes all kinds of images and emotions. It’s magnificent.
This CD exposes an essential selection of Accordion music, played by a great artist."

------- Angelo DiPippo, November 2006

Performed and produced by Zevy Zions



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Abe Farber

A Revelation!
I had the privilege of knowing Zevy eons ago when we were high school classmates. As a budding young musician he always kept us entertained, but his earnest pursuit of musical excellence kept him up into the wee hours honing his craft. We recently met after so many years out of touch and Zevy, graciously, sent me a copy of the CD "for old times sake." Needless to say, I was blown away. How gratifying to witness an individual sowing the seeds of youthful promise and "blossoming" into a truly world class talent.

Zevy, thanks for the music and the memories.

David Bogner

Elevates the accordian to a level of virtuosity normally reserved for the classi
The accordion is an instrument that can at once be credited with making French waltzes more French... Italian folk songs more Mediterranean... Gypsy melodies more mysterious... and Jewish nigunim, well, more Jewish.

Yet with advent of modern electric /electronic instruments, much of what was considered desirable, and even intimate, about ethnic music has become homogenized and generic for the lack of the humble cliched squeezebox in the mix.

In fact, so 'sophisticated' have we become as listeners that for many music lovers, the accordion has been relegated to the role of musical punchline.

Until now, that is.

It takes a virtuoso musician with roots in the original ethnic traditions as well as the master lineage of the instrument's former glory to remind us what we all loved about the accordion's incredible tonal and expressive range.

Zeev Zions is that musician and 'Live Blossoms' is the perfect vehicle for conveying the very best of the accordion's ethnic and tradition flavors.

Ken Gross

CAN'T WAIT to drive again!!!
I've been listening while driving. I've only had this CD for a couple of days and haven't driven very far, so I'm only up to the middle of track 10 (Klezmer Suite), but I can already say that this is such an outstanding and ambitious project that Zevy took on that I've been really wanting to go drive out of my way so I can finish listening!

My Dad (Irving Gross) was also superb accordionist, so I can say with authority that this CD features an exceptionally talented musician who not only is technically proficient but also is a true artist. It is obvious that Zevy loves his craft.

I can't wait to hear La Cunparsita, Lady Of Spain and Carnival Of Venice!

Art Bailey

Absolutely beautiful!
Gorgeous, flawless playing here from Zevy. He truly "owns" each and every piece you hear on this cd, and really shows us all what a beautifully expressive instrument the solo accordion can be. Love it!

El Gato

Now that is some strong left arm muscles....

Chris Leach

Accordion Playing at its best.
Extraordinary perfection and execution. If you play the accordion listening to Zevy play his selections in Olive Blossoms will bring not only listening pleasure but motivation to imitate as best you can :)


Very well played,technically and musically
I fell confident that anyone who listens to this CD will
experience as much joy as ZEVY did in participating
in creation of this music.


this is a great accordion playing specimen...
Man...!! I had never listened that way of playing before,I'm enough impressed about your talent,I guess you'll arrive enough away in the musical world.....

Gary Dahl

Congratulations Zev! A recording all accordionists should own....it was my pleasure to be of help. gd

william hartman

Life Blossoms
Absolutely adore it. Love to buy more CD's of Zevy if and when available. This guy deserves a music medal of sorts!
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