Barney Wilen & Alain Jean-Marie – Montréal Duets – Limited Gatefold LP 180 Gram & 2CD Digipack Edition

Barney Wilen & Alain Jean-Marie – Montréal Duets – Limited Gatefold LP 180 Gram & 2CD Digipack Edition

ELEMENTAL MUSIC PRESENTS A NEVER BEFORE HEARD DUO PERFORMANCE BY THE GREAT FRENCH SAXOPHONIST AND THE EXQUISITE PIANIST IN PRISTINE SOUND QUALITY!!

ALL TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED.

INCLUDES SPECIAL ESSAYS BY FAMED JAZZ WRITERS PASCAL ANQUETIL (JAZZ MAGAZINE) & BRIAN MORTON (PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ)

LP TRACKLIST

SIDE A
1 SKATING IN CENTRAL PARK 10:39
2 ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT 10:06
3 I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU 8:49

SIDE B
1 MEDLEY: REPETITION /NO PROBLEM 12:03
2 MY FUNNY VALENTINE [Dedicated to Chet Baker] 8:55
3 BÉSAME MUCHO 8:56

CD TRACKLIST

CD1
FIRST CONCERT (8:00 PM)
1 ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE 10:34
2 SKATING IN CENTRAL PARK 10:52
3 ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT 10:36
4 MEDLEY: REPETITION / NO PROBLEM 12:19
5 MY FUNNY VALENTINE [Dedicated to Chet Baker] 9:25
6 A NIGHT IN TUNISIA [Dedicated to Dizzy Gillespie] 6:00
7 LATIN ALLEY 7:20
8 GOODBYE 7:58
Total Time: 75:04

CD2
SECOND CONCERT (10:30 PM)
1 ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE #2 5:12
2 SKATING IN CENTRAL PARK #2 9:08
3 I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU [Dedicated to Chet Baker] 9:26
4 BOHEMIA AFTER DARK 6:27
5 ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT #2 8:32
6 MEDLEY: REPETITION #2 /NO PROBLEM #2 9:34
7 A NIGHT IN TUNISIA #2 [Dedicated to Dizzy Gillespie] 6:27
8 BÉSAME MUCHO 10:03
9 GOODBYE #2 7:27
Total Time: 72:16

PERSONNEL:

BARNEY WILEN, SAX TENOR & SOPRANO
ALAIN JEAN-MARIE PIANO

Recorded live at The Festval International de Jazz de Montréal, Church of the Gesù, Montrleal, Canada, July 4, 1993

“The alchemy of a duo cannot be decreed. It can be verified by the heat of this exchange. The Montreal concert is living proof. With these two musicians, jazz is not a matter of tempo or repertoire, of structures or the number of notes played in each bar. It is above all a matter of breathing, of the punctuation of each phrase, of the courtesy toward silence, a matter of music itself.” Pascal Anquetil (December 2019)

“Wilen’s preferred piano partner, for much of his later career, was the Martinique-born Alain Jean-Marie. He appears on both La Note Bleue and Wild Dogs of the Ruwenzori, but the duo’s Montréal appearance in 1993 is a nice way to study their chemistry at some length.” Brian Morton (December 2019)

ELEMENTAL MUSIC PRESENTS A NEVER BEFORE HEARD DUO PERFORMANCE BY THE GREAT FRENCH SAXOPHONIST AND THE EXQUISITE PIANIST IN PRISTINE SOUND QUALITY!!

ALL TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED.

INCLUDES SPECIAL ESSAYS BY FAMED JAZZ WRITERS PASCAL ANQUETIL (JAZZ MAGAZINE) & BRIAN MORTON (PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ)

LP TRACKLIST

SIDE A
1 SKATING IN CENTRAL PARK 10:39
2 ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT 10:06
3 I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU 8:49

SIDE B
1 MEDLEY: REPETITION /NO PROBLEM 12:03
2 MY FUNNY VALENTINE [Dedicated to Chet Baker] 8:55
3 BÉSAME MUCHO 8:56

CD TRACKLIST

CD1
FIRST CONCERT (8:00 PM)
1 ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE 10:34
2 SKATING IN CENTRAL PARK 10:52
3 ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT 10:36
4 MEDLEY: REPETITION / NO PROBLEM 12:19
5 MY FUNNY VALENTINE [Dedicated to Chet Baker] 9:25
6 A NIGHT IN TUNISIA [Dedicated to Dizzy Gillespie] 6:00
7 LATIN ALLEY 7:20
8 GOODBYE 7:58
Total Time: 75:04

CD2
SECOND CONCERT (10:30 PM)
1 ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE #2 5:12
2 SKATING IN CENTRAL PARK #2 9:08
3 I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU [Dedicated to Chet Baker] 9:26
4 BOHEMIA AFTER DARK 6:27
5 ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT #2 8:32
6 MEDLEY: REPETITION #2 /NO PROBLEM #2 9:34
7 A NIGHT IN TUNISIA #2 [Dedicated to Dizzy Gillespie] 6:27
8 BÉSAME MUCHO 10:03
9 GOODBYE #2 7:27
Total Time: 72:16

PERSONNEL:

BARNEY WILEN, SAX TENOR & SOPRANO
ALAIN JEAN-MARIE PIANO

Recorded live at The Festval International de Jazz de Montréal, Church of the Gesù, Montrleal, Canada, July 4, 1993

“The alchemy of a duo cannot be decreed. It can be verified by the heat of this exchange. The Montreal concert is living proof. With these two musicians, jazz is not a matter of tempo or repertoire, of structures or the number of notes played in each bar. It is above all a matter of breathing, of the punctuation of each phrase, of the courtesy toward silence, a matter of music itself.” Pascal Anquetil (December 2019)

“Wilen’s preferred piano partner, for much of his later career, was the Martinique-born Alain Jean-Marie. He appears on both La Note Bleue and Wild Dogs of the Ruwenzori, but the duo’s Montréal appearance in 1993 is a nice way to study their chemistry at some length.” Brian Morton (December 2019)