Accordionist, pianist, composer
As a fervent supporter of the accordina in the 70s and 80s, I dreamed that a passionate person like Laurent could take over and innovate the manufacture of this instrument in its own right.
Thank you Laurent for this gift and for your passion.
Quelque chose de Tennessee (Michel Berger)
La belle vie (Sacha Distel)
Japan / France
It's a small instrument, but it's amazing.
All music suits it.
The sound is like the gentle wind whispering.
When you hear it, it takes you back to the memory with nostalgia...
The touch of the wood and the buttons is extremely pleasant
and the shape is very natural and beautiful.
I am delighted to have it and to play it.
Thank you and Bravo, Laurent.
Moon River (Comp. Henry Mancini)
Duo HamoAko : Rie Matsumoto, accordina - Nami Pelras, harmonica
What I particularly like about this accordina is of course its sound, which is particularly suited to Astoria's "wood" sound.
I would also say that I now understand the relationship that a violinist or cellist can have with his or her luthier's instrument.
I wouldn't want to have another accordina.... (unlike the accordion) because I feel a particular relationship between this instrument made by Laurent Jarry and myself. It's as if the visible patina of the wood belonged to me. You will have understood, I love my instrument.
Oblivion (Astor Piazzola)
It is after having tested many accordinas during so many years that I had the immediate blow of heart by playing on an accordina of Laurent Jarry.
Everything is there: a warm, soft and precise sound, a great musicality, a very pleasant keyboard and an instant and perfect handling, in short a real musical instrument.
Congratulations Laurent Jarry for all these years of research which gave birth to an instrument whose every note played on it is a delight!
Accordionist, pianist, composer
Oh, Laurent Jarry's Accordina is the must of the Accordina! The beauty of design for a pure and refined sound. For me, this beautiful object, carved in refined wood types, is not only an artwork; it is a refined object that enchants my audience at festivals in France, during my tours in Japan.
- Paris! Paris! Paris! - Ça c'est Paris Manu Maugain 1:15
What is very interesting about this accordina is the almost perfect balance with the guitar.
This instrument allows a sound color that extends the color of the acoustic guitar I use. It is also made by a luthier.
Harmoneon player, pianist, composer
Concert excerpt "La forza del destino" by Verdi with the accordina, a luthier's instrument made by Laurent Jarry, in Montreuil!
Congratulations to the artist that you are!
La forza del destino (Giuseppe Verdi)
I made a mini album after a long time. This time, we use wood accordina. Yeah! Your accordina gives me a great inspiration.
- Dear Laurent - Un Homme et une Femme Ken Kawamura 1:21
- Dear Laurent - Oboro-Zukiyo Ken Kawamura 0:50
- Dear Laurent - Pavane pour une infante defunte Ken Kawamura 0:59
- Dear Laurent - Autumn Leaves Ken Kawamura 0:51
- Dear Laurent - Ballad in Deep Blue Ken Kawamura 1:09
- Dear Laurent - What are you doing the rest of your life Ken Kawamura 1:19
Pablo Bermudez Ruiz
It is an instrument different from other accordinas, with a quality keyboard, which makes it very comfortable to play.
It is undoubtedly the result of years of study by Laurent Jarry, who has been able to combine quality and elegance in the same instrument.
Laurent Jarry's accordina is the lightest of all accordinas. If you play this instrument the weight is really important. It is very practical, not exceeding 1 kg.
It gives a very soft sound, a sound close to nature.
I like a lot of other accordinas but I always use Laurent's accordina when I play.
Thank you very much.
Someday My Prince Will Come (Larry Morey / Frank Churchill)
Saxophonist, accordionist, composer
The design of the accordina is excellent. It offers very precise musical qualities: velocity, power, nuances. You can switch from triple piano to triple forte by having a continuity of sound dynamics.
The accordina has exactly the same articulation possibilities as a wind instrument. All this for a very low weight.
I approach it as a wind instrument working with the same logic as the saxophone. Laurent Jarry's accordina allows to articulate the musical sentence, to link, to accentuate, to detach the notes as on a wind instrument.
This model allows a very wide expressiveness with a raw sound, specific to the accordina. It is a true instrument of lutherie, which prowls itself over time.
- Accordina Jazz - Eimeon Francis Jauvain 1:18
Trombonist, accordionist, pianist, composer
The accordina made by Laurent Jarry allows a very different expression of the accordion, it is a wind instrument...
What seduces me about this instrument are the qualities of the sound. The sound is warm and rich. In addition, its keyboard is very reliable; fast and nervous, it allows you to play quickly. This instrument can play in chords and interesting sounds can be obtained through compositions or theme covers.
It is certain that this instrument requires a new repertoire. I presented this instrument in May 1995 in a duo with pianist Mico NISSIM and I must say that the sound and timbre of this instrument go perfectly well with the sound of the piano.