Barney Wilen – Live in Tokyo ’91 – Limited Gatefold LP 180 Gram & 2CD Digipack Edition

Barney Wilen – Live in Tokyo ’91 – Limited Gatefold LP 180 Gram & 2CD Digipack Edition

 

 

ELEMENTAL MUSIC PRESENTS A NEVER BEFORE HEARD QUARTET PERFORMANCE BY THE GREAT FRENCH SAXOPHONIST IN PRISTINE SOUND QUALITY!!

ALL TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED.

Born in Nice, Barney Wilen’s (1937-1996) career was boosted in 1957 when he worked with Miles Davis on the soundtrack Ascenseur pour l’échafaud. In 1959, Wilen wrote his two soundtracks Un témoin dans la ville and Jazz sur scène with Kenny Clarke. He also wrote a soundtrack for Roger Vadim’s film Les liaisons dangereuses two years later, working with Thelonious Monk. Wilen toured in Japan for the first time in 1990 and returned the following year when this concert was taped. He died of cancer in Paris at the age of 59.

INCLUDES SPECIAL ANNOTATIONS BY BRUNO PFEIFFER, PATRICK WILEN, GILLES NATUREL & OLIVIER HUTMAN

LP TRACKLIST:

SIDE A:

01. INTRODUCTION / BEAUTIFUL LOVE (14:26)
02. HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN? (12:11)

SIDE B:

01. L’ÂME DES POÊTES (13:04)
02. OLD FOLKS (11:47)

 

2CD TRACKLIST:

CD 1:

01. INTRODUCTION
02. BEAUTIFUL LOVE
03. L ’ÂME DES POÈTES
04. MON BLOUSON [C’EST MA MAISON]
05. QUE RESTE-T-IL DE NOS AMOURS ?
06. BÉSAME MUCHO

TOTAL TIME: 60:22

CD 2:

01. HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?
02. LITTLE LU
03 OLD FOLKS
04. LATIN ALLEY
05. BASS BLUES
06. NO PROBLEM [FROM LIAISONS DANGEREUSES]
07. GOODBYE
08. DOXY [ENCORE]

TOTAL TIME: 75:57

PERSONNEL:

BARNEY WILEN , Tenor & Soprano Sax
OLIVIER HUTMAN, Piano & Electric Piano
GILLES NATUREL, Bass
PETER GRITZ, Drums

Recorded Live At The Keystone Korner, Tokyo, Japan, February 11, 1991.

 

This fine concert was recorded directly from the console to my father’s SONY DAT. Thanks to his farsightedness and passion for technology we are now able to enjoy what went down almost 30 years ago at the Keystone Korner in Tokyo. My special thanks to Elemental Music. Patrick Wilen, March 2019

Playing with Barney Wilen has been one of the highlights of my career as a jazz pianist. Many thanks to Elemental Music for releasing this very unexpected recording almost 30 years after it was made! Olivier Hutman, February 2019.

With these previously unreleased 1991 tapes at Tokyo’s Keystone Korner, Barney is back, amazing us again with his talent. Listen to him. For pleasure. Bruno Pfeiffer