Barney Wilen Quartet feat. Tete Montoliu – Grenoble ’88 – Limited 180 Gram Gatefold LP & 2CD Digipack Edition

Barney Wilen Quartet feat. Tete Montoliu – Grenoble ’88 – Limited 180 Gram Gatefold LP & 2CD Digipack Edition

Elemental Music proudly presents a previously unissued concert by the Barney Wilen Quartet featuring the Spanish jazz legend Tete Montoliu, live at the Grenoble Jazz Festival, February 12, 1988.

 

ALL TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED!!

AVAILABLE ON DELUXE  2CD DIGIPACK SET AND LIMITED 180-GRAM GATEFOLD EDITION.

INCLUDING SPECIAL ANNOTATIONS BY ASHLEY KHAN, PHILIPPE VINCENT (JAZZ MAGAZINE), RICCARDO DEL FRA & PATRICK WILEN. THE 2CD VERSION INCLUDES ALSO A 24-PAGE BOOKLET WITH FULL TEXTS IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH.

TRACKLIST 2CD:

CD 1: Total Time: 48:44

1. L’ÂME DES POÈTES [Duet: Wilen-Del Fra] 9:53
2. BILLIE’S BOUNCE 7:50
3. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT 8:47
4. SUMMERTIME 8:34
5. MEDLEY: IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND [Montoliu unaccompanied piano] /  INVITATION [Trio: Montoliu-Del Fra-Scott] 13:40

CD 2: Total Time: 49:16

1. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE 8:29
2. LA VALSE DES LILAS 5:46
3. MEDLEY: SOUS LE CIEL DE PARIS / AUTUMN LEAVES (LES FEUILLES MORTES) 12:21
4. BLUES FOR DN 5:24
5. SCRAPPLE FROM THE APPLE 9:19
6. SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME 7:58

TRACKLIST 180 GRAM LP:

SIDE A:
1. L’ÂME DES POÈTES 9:49
(Charles Trénet) [Wilen-Del Fra duet]
2. ’ROUND MIDNIGHT 8:46
(Thelonious Monk)
3. SUMMERTIME 8:34
(George & Ira Gershwin – DuBose Heyward)

SIDE B:
1. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE 8:23
(Jerome Kern – Oscar Hammerstein II)
2. LA VALSE DES LILAS 5:47
(Michel Legrand – Eddy Marnay-Eddie Barclay)
3. MEDLEY: SOUS LE CIEL DE PARIS / AUTUMN LEAVES (LES FEUILLES MORTES)
(Jean Dréjac – Hubert Giraud) / (Jacques Prévert-Joseph Kosma-Johnny Mercer) 12:57

 

PERSONNEL:
BARNEY WILEN: TENOR & SOPRANO SAX
TETE MONTOLIU: PIANO
RICCARDO DEL FRA: BASS
AARON SCOTT: DRUMS

RECORDED LIVE AT THE GRENOBLE JAZZ FESTIVAL, GRENOBLE, FRANCE, FEBRUARY 12, 1988.

PRODUCED BY JORDI SOLEY
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: PATRICK WILEN

 

Making musical history is rarely a conscious act; certainly not in jazz. One can imagine the four making their way back to their hotel that evening, thinking of anything but the concert they had just performed, maybe meeting for a nightcap in the lobby bar and then departing separately in the morning for their next gigs. Maybe Wilen and Montoliu said there final goodbyes at breakfast that morning.Ashley Kahn, August 2020

 

To my knowledge, Barney Wilen and Tete Montoliu had never played together before. The uniqueness of the event gives it even more flavor.Philippe Vincent, JAZZ MAGAZINE

 

The LP version was released on the occasion of the Record Store Day / Black Friday Edition from November 27, 2020.