Barney Wilen - Live in Tokyo '91 - 2CD Digipack Edition
2-CD 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.
2. BEAUTIFUL LOVE
3. L ’ÂME DES POÈTES
4. MON BLOUSON [C’EST MA MAISON]
5. QUE RESTE-T-IL DE NOS AMOURS ?
6. BÉSAME MUCHO
TOTAL TIME: 60:22
1. HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?
2. LITTLE LU
3 OLD FOLKS
4. LATIN ALLEY
5. BASS BLUES
6. NO PROBLEM [FROM LIAISONS DANGEREUSES]
8. DOXY [ENCORE]
TOTAL TIME: 75:57
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.