Hans Hassler, born 1945 in Graubünden, East Switzerland, is the true king of Swiss accordion. For over 30 years He Has developed a styles which incorporates Swiss folk music, jazz, film music, free improvisation and classical interpretation.
Hans Hassler inspires the listener with his playful virtuosity, a good sense of humor and a musical imagination without borders. This is his second album for serviceability. For serveral years Hassler Has worked on this tribute to some of the giants of Swiss folk music: Paul Kollegger, Luzi Brüesch, Kasi Geiser and Hans Fischer, who played a special type of swiss melodeon the so-called ’Swiss accordion’. Hans Hassler celebrates his idols by taking their music and playing it in a new way. On the album you can hear Hassler with various musicians. He has played with some of them for many years: saxophonist and bass clarinetist Gebhard Ullmann (a renowned German jazz musician), clarinet player Jürgen Kupke and percussionist Beat Föllmi.