Barney Wilen & Alain Jean-Marie - Montréal Duets 2-CD Digipack Edition
2-CD Digipack Edition
Elemental Music presents a never before heard duo performance by the great French saxophonist Barney Wilen, and the exquisite pianist Alain Jean-Marie, 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).
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
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).