Bebe Kramer, Guto Wirtti
In the eleven original compositions on this album, five by Ferragutti and six by Kramer, the two virtuosos achieve the perfect blend of teamwork and individual creativity.
This album is licensed for download from Boranda where you can buy the CD.
In the south of the country, the accordion is best known as the harmonica and throughout the region - most notably in the state of Rio Grande do Sul - the instrument became very popular due to it's frequent presence at parties. Great names of the instrument have become great pioneers of gaucha music. Adelar Bertussi, Albino Manique and Edson Dutra are just some of accordionists who composed well known vaneroes, chamames, mazurkas, milongas - all typical rhythms of South America. 'I brought a certain gaucho accent to Ferragutti's music'; says Bebê Kramer which is not a difficult statement to appreciate when listening to the beautiful interpretation of the composition 'Forró Classudo' by Toninho Ferragutti. On the other hand, the joyful air that North eastern tradition lends to Ferragutti's music is very clearly shown in 'Choro Esperança': a beautiful and lyrical theme by Kramer.