Paris Musette 1990-1997
Galliano, Richard; Corneloup, François; Ceddaha, Jean-Luc; Bouvelle, Éric; BoloVaris Quartet; Lassagne, Armand; Corti, Jean; Firmin, Frédéric; Parisi, François; Mahieux, Jacques; Torchinsky, Yves; Varis, Francis; Coustillas, Jean-Pierre; Legendre, Freddy; Dénécheau, Daniel; Azzola, Marcel; Guérouet, Valérie; Rossi, Joe; Macias, Michel; Tuveri, Denis; Bex, Emmanuel; Desaunay, Serge; Roussin, Didier; Musicchini, Alain; Fournier, Denis; Colin, Daniel; Duprat, René; Bouchaux, Alain; Barboza, Raul; Gue
Each album in the 3 album set Paris Musette is a reference for every fan of “musette” accordion in the whole world. This series initiated by producers Franck Bergerot and Didier Roussin for the label founded by Patrick Tandin aimed to provide the best recording conditions possible for major artists in a genre that had fallen out of favour, despite the fact that their repertoire was nothing less than the ‘world music’ of France in the pre- and post-war years. The first 3 volumes in the series appeared in 1990, 1993 and 1997 respectively, and were phenomenally successful in making the accordion a desirable instrument again, not only in World and Jazz circles but also in popular song. Returning to its origins, and once again a ‘legitimate’ style, the music of Paris Musette spread to Canada, the United States and Asia, while the musicians played on world tours. The series sold more than 100,000 copies and was licensed to Sony for distribution in Japan.