Roy Haynes: Modern Group (1954) Vogue 10″

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Selection: Minor Escamp (Jordan) Now the somewhat surface-challenged Dillon (Roy Haynes Trio) Artists Barney Wilen (ts) Jay Cameron (bars) Henri Renaud (p) Jimmy Gourley (g) Joe Benjamin (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded Paris, France, October 26, 1954 Year:1954 In 1954, … Continue reading

Barney Wilen: Barney (1959) RCA Japan re

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Selection: Besame Mucho Artists Kenny Dorham (tp) Barney Wilen (ts) Duke Jordan (p) Gilbert Rovere (b) Daniel Humair (d) recorded Paris, France, April 24 & 25, 1959 Music Escaping briefly from the tormented souls of the Sixties New York avant … Continue reading

‘Round About Midnight Shoot-out!

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‘Round about the same time as many versions of Monk’s classic composition ‘Round About Midnight were being recorded, in 1957, the wildly eccentric singer Screamin’ Jay Hawkins recorded I Put a Spell on You.  A while back I recall coming across a … Continue reading

Miles Davis Miles in Amsterdam (1957) Jazz O.P

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Selection: ‘Round about Midnight. (T. Monk) Artists Miles Davis (t) Barney Wilen (ts) Rene Urtreger (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Kenny Clarke (d) recorded live at “Concertgebouw”, Amsterdam, Holland, December 8, 1957 Russia launches Sputnik I, first earth-orbiting satellite: the Space Race commences; Gov. Orval … Continue reading

Barney Wilen Jazz Sur Seine (1958) Philips France

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Track Selection 1: Swing 39 (Reinhardt) Selection 2: Nuages (Reinhardt) Artists Barney Wilen  (ts), Milt Jackson (p) , Percy Heath (b) , Kenny Clarke (d) recorded  Feb.13-14, 1958 Paris Barney Wilen remains a cult figure – in France. His records are … Continue reading

Barney Wilen La Note Bleue (1987) IDA

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Track Selection: Harlem Nocturne (E. Hagen arr. B. Wilen) Artists Barney Wilen (ts) Ricardo Del Fra (b) Sangoma Everett (d) Alain Jean-Marie (p) Philippe Petit (g)  Recorded  November 30, December 1-3, 1986, digitally mixed by  Hervé Le Guil; Cover design: comic book artist … Continue reading

John Lewis Sacha Distel “Afternoon in Paris” (1956) Atlantic

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Track Selection 1: Bags Groove Track Selection 2: Afternoon in Paris Artists Barney Wilen (ts) John Lewis (p) Sacha Distel (g) Percy Heath (b) Kenny Clarke (d) recorded in Paris, France, December 4 and 7, 1956 Music Yes that Sacha Distel – … Continue reading

The Evil Silver Disk

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Rules are made for breaking, sometimes. For a change I thought I would open up a post dedicated to the evil silver disk, the only way to enjoy some of the greatest jazz ever recorded, that would otherwise fall between the … Continue reading

Barney Wilen, Zodiac (1966)

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Track Selection: Gemeaux, and Taurea (Gemini and Taurus) Artists Barney Wilen (ts) Carl Heinz Berger (vib,p) Jean-Francois Jenny Clarke (b) Jaques Thallot (d) recorded at Studios Vogue, 54 Rue d’Hauteville, Paris, 1966 Music: Barney Wilen, not long graduated from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and … Continue reading

Les Liasons Dangereuses (1960) : Duke Jordan vs Bande Originale – fight! fight!

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The early Sixties saw a marriage between the French cinema and jazz. Every movie had to have a jazz soundtrack in order to sound contemporary – out with the lush strings of Hollywood Forties and Fifties, in with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. … Continue reading

Barney Wilen “Wild Dogs of the Ruwenzori” (1988)

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Track Selection: Barney Wilen “Port of Spain Shuffle” (Trad arr. B.Wilen) from “Wild Dogs of the Ruwenzori” (1988) Tenor and soprano saxophonist born in Nice, France in 1937, Wilen first came to prominence at the age of only twenty,  when  chosen by Miles … Continue reading