Transes Européeennes

Transes Européennes was a minuscule French label established in the mid-1990s by percussionist Pablo Cueco, aimed at releasing “the works of artists who include in their creative approach the existence of other cultures”. They were short-lived and issued no more, I think, than 30 recordings, most of them, apparently, devoted to contemporary jazz-world music crossover. A few releases however have been of interest to me, the two with music by the Greek-French Georges Aperghis, a pioneer of “théâtre musical” in the 1970s and after, those of percussionist Jean-Pierre Drouet (himself early on associated with Aperghis and music-theatre), and a few more:

TE 004 Jean-Pierre Drouet Solo en public à banlieues bleues, barcode 3448964600428
TE 006 Jean-Pierre Drouet Les Variations d’Ulysse (1995), barcode 3448964600626
TE 008 Parcours Aperghis, JP Drouet, C. Brahem (1995), barcode 3448964600824
TE  012 Fred Frith / Jean-Pierre Drouet Improvisations, barcode 3448964601227
TE 013 L’Octuor de violoncelles (Villa Lobos, Pärt, Boulez, Dusapin, Vasquez, Capon), barcode 3448964601326
TE 014 Aperghis Tryptique (1997) Gaston & Brigitte Sylvestre, barcode 3448964601425
TE 023 Pablo Cueco Sol, Suelo, Sombra Y Cielo (1999), barcode 3448964602323

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