Barney Wilen - French Ballads - Newly Remastered CD Edition
NEWLY REMASTERED CD EDITION FROM THE 24-TRACK ANALOG MASTER TAPES BY THE ORIGINAL SOUND ENGINEER, HERVÉ LE GUIL.
INCLUDES 4 PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED ALTERNATIVE TAKES.
AVAILABLE ON CD DIGIPACK
Following the unexpected success of his comeback album La Note Bleue, iconic French saxophonist Barney Wilen embarked right away on his following project, an album consisting of jazz versions of wonderful French chansons. According to Philippe Vincent: “Barely three months after the release of La Note Bleue, I thought that he was going fast, but he was not completely wrong to want to strike while the iron was hot. In addition, it is true that many musicians quickly turn to their next project as soon as the previous one has emerged. His idea was to devote a recording to a repertoire of French melodies, and I was immediately seduced by this proposition, as his playing style and his saxophone phrasing could approach singing.” The new album constituted another success and is, because of its repertoire and approach, a quite unique work in the whole story of jazz.
1. L'AME DES POÈTES
2. WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
3. SOUS LE CIEL DE PARIS
5. UN ETÉ 42 [SUMMER OF ‘42]
6. MY WAY
7. LES FEUILLES MORTES [AUTUMN LEAVES]
8. ONCE UPON A TIME
9. SEULE CE SOIR
10. MANOIR DE MES RÊVES
12. LA VIE EN ROSE
13. LES MOULINS DE MON COEUR
15. UN ETÉ 42 [SUMMER OF ‘42]*
16. LES FEUILLES MORTES [AUTUMN LEAVES] *
17. SEULE CE SOIR*
*BONUS TRACKS: Previously Unissued Alternative Takes.
BARNEY WILEN - tenor & soprano sax
MICHEL GRAILLIER - piano
RICCARDO DEL FRA - bass
SANGOMA EVERETT - drums
Recorded and mixed at Gimmick Studio, Yerres, France, on June 24-26, 1987.
Original sessions recorded by Hervé Le Guil assisted by Franck Gardis & produced by Philippe Vincent.
Produced by Jordi Soley.
Associate producer: Patrick Wilen.
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