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Musette Explosion

Three of New York's most in-demand virtuoso musicians, each with a distinctive voice on his instrument, explore and expand on Parisian musette. They bring this multicultural dancehall music to new places through the highest improvisational communication, emotionally honest performances, and original compositions. Marcus, Matt and Will keep busy backing up some of the world's foremost artists (Regina Carter, David Byrne, Paul Simon, Henry Threadgill, Mark O'Connor, David Krakauer, Catherine Russell and others). Over the last fifteen years, they've indulged in a labor of love: exploring the beautiful and challenging French musette repertoire. Their new CD will be out Nov. 1st, 2014 -- hear some samples below.

Tracks Listen
A Recurring Dream
La Sorciere
Chanson Pop
Swing 39

© 2014 Musette Explosion

Palace Ghosts and Drunken Hymns

A collaboration between the Will Holshouser Trio and the late, great Portuguese pianist Bernardo Sassetti. With Ron Horton, trumpet; Will Holshouser, accordion; David Phillips, bass. Clean Feed 160CD. Physical copies are sold out; downloads available through emusic or itunes

Tracks Listen
Dance of the Dead
Drunkard's Hymn
click to stream 6:02
click to stream 4:28
© 2009 Will Holshouser

Singing to a Bee

Will's original compositions for the trio, plus an improvised piece and a cover of an old Tejano tune. Recorded live in Faro, Portugal in 2004.
"A minor gem." -- Jim Macnie, Village Voice
Ron Horton, trumpet; Will Holshouser, accordion; David Phillips, bass.

Clean Feed 054CD

Reed Song

The Will Holshouser Trio's first album, recorded in 2001-2002. Ron Horton, trumpet; Will Holshouser, accordion; David Phillips, bass with guest Kevin Norton, drums (on two tunes) Clean Feed 005

Tracks Listen
Blue Light Special
Reed Song
Inside the Park
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click to stream 6:31
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© 2002 Will Holshouser

Holshouser, Bennink & Moore: Live in NYC

Recorded live at Drom in New York on the last night of an exciting US tour.
A collaborative trio in which Holshouser (known as "Junior" in this band) teams up with two of his heroes from the European jazz / avant-garde scene. Moore and Bennink are well known for their work in many settings, including their own ICP Orchestra and Trio Clusone. Sonic abstraction blends seamlessly with lovely tunes and impassioned playing all around.Michael Moore, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone, melodica; Will Holshouser, accordion; Han Bennink, snare drum.

Ramboy CD #29

Available here ($15.00 per CD plus shipping):

Live in NYC

Palace Ghosts

This CD is sold out; download from
emusic or itunes

Singing to a Bee

Reed Song

downloads available through itunes or CDBaby.com