Barney Wilen

Barney Wilen - Auto Jazz: Tragic Destiny Of Lorenzo Bandini (1968/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Barney Wilen - Auto Jazz: Tragic Destiny Of Lorenzo Bandini (1968/2016)
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French tenorist and racing enthusiast Barney Wilen arrived at the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix with his Nagra sound recording system in hand, planning nothing more than to tape the race for private use. But when famed Italian Formula One racer Lorenzo Bandini lost control of his car and crashed, suffering horrific burns that claimed his life three days later, Wilen set to work on integrating the tape into a new composition celebrating the driver's life and career. The resulting Auto Jazz: Tragic Destiny of Lorenzo Bandini remains one of the most adventurous and potent recordings in Wilen's catalog, its careening, visceral music brilliantly paralleling the exhilaration of its subject matter. Bandini's Ferrari speeds in and out of the musical narrative, jockeying for position amid Wilen's soaring tenor and Eddy Gaumont's crashing drums while uniting driver and musicians in their reckless abandon and addiction to adrenaline.
Eje Thelin And Barney Wilen - Eje Thelin 1966 With Barney Wilen (2003)

Eje Thelin And Barney Wilen - Eje Thelin 1966 With Barney Wilen (2003)
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Genre: Post-Bop, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Dragon | # DRCD 366 | Time: 01:05:56

Swedish trombonist Eje Thelin and French tenor saxophonist Barney Wilen were two of the top European jazz musicians for several decades before their deaths in the 1990s. They first joined forces briefly in Thelin's quartet in 1963. Based in bop and earlier forms of jazz, Thelin and Wilen were open to freer improvising and music from other countries. In 1966 they joined forces, and two sessions are included on the 1966 With Barney Wilen CD. The first one features a quintet with pianist Lars Sjösten, bassist Erik Lundborg, and drummer Rune Carlsson that is joined by eight brass, bass clarinet, and flute for four inventive Thelin originals. While those performances are excellent, it is the other five numbers (which include second versions of a pair of Thelin's tunes plus "It Could Happen to You" and "Dear Old Stockholm") that are of greatest interest. The playing by the pianoless quartet (comprised of Thelin, Wilen, Carlsson, and bassist Palle Danielsson) is looser and freer with plenty of fireworks occurring in the often intuitive music. This set is easily recommended, particularly to listeners who are not aware that talented Europeans had been playing creative jazz for decades.
Barney Wilen And His Amazing Free Rock Band - Dear Prof. Leary (1968) {MPS-Promising Music SPV 441062 rel 2008}

Barney Wilen And His Amazing Free Rock Band - Dear Prof. Leary (1968) {MPS-Promising Music SPV 441062 rel 2008}
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© 1968, 2008 MPS / Promising Music / Universal | MPS 170248 / SPV 441062
Jazz / Rock / Modern Jazz / Jazz Rock / Free Jazz / Psychedelic Rock / Fusion / Saxophone

Dear Prof. Leary is not only a super-rare and highly touted collectors item but also one of the earliest and strangest examples of the upcoming Jazz/Rock Fusion recordings that would soon transform the Jazz world. Originally released in 1968 on MPS, Barney Wilen And His Amazing Free Rock Band s Dear Prof. Leary l.p. was a sextet of two trios, one playing the more Rock style and the other in the Jazz idiom, complete with two drummers, producing what can only be described as psychedelic Free-Jazz. Highlights include covers of The Beatles The Fool On The Hill , Ornette Coleman s Lonely Woman and Bobbie Gentry s Ode To Billie Joe , scattered amongst the originals.

Barney Wilen - La Note Bleue (1987) {IDA}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 1, 2016
Barney Wilen - La Note Bleue (1987) {IDA}

Barney Wilen - La Note Bleue (1987) {IDA}
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Genre: Jazz, Bop

Wilen was born in Nice; his father was an American dentist turned inventor, and his mother was French. He began performing in clubs in Nice after being encouraged by Blaise Cendrars who was a friend of his mother. His 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 wrote a soundtrack for Roger Vadim's film Les Liaisons Dangeureuse two years later, working with Thelonious Monk. Wilen returned to composing for French films in the 1980s and 1990s. In the mid-to-late 1960s he became interested in rock, and recorded an album dedicated to Timothy Leary.
Barney Wilen - Tilt+6 (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Barney Wilen - Tilt+6 (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
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© 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4197
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

Reissue with latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. Important early work from one of the greatest European saxophonists of the 50s – a seminal batch of music recorded for the Vogue label in the 50s! Wilen also recorded famously with American musicians during the 50s – including Miles Davis and Art Blakey – but this set features Barney's searing tenor in the company of an all-French group – with the boppish Maurice Vander on piano, plus Charles Saudrais on drums, and Bibi Rovere on bass. Titles include more than a few Monk tunes – including "Hackensack", "Think of One", and "Mysterioso" – plus other jazz standards like "Night In Tunisia" and "Blue N Boogie" – all given a new sort of voice by Wilen. The 6 bonus tracks include alternate versions of "Blue N' Boogie", "Nature Boy", "Hackensack" and "Blue Monk", plus "We See" and "Let's Call This".
Barney Wilen - More From Barney At The Club Saint-Germain (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Barney Wilen - More From Barney At The Club Saint-Germain (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
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© 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3979
Jazz / Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

Reissue with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. A great little set – never issued before, but recorded at the same time as Wilen's classic 1959 album Barney, caught live at the Club St-Germain with a group that includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Duke Jordan on piano, Paul Rovere on bass, and Daniel Humair on drums. Like the Barney album, these tracks are fantastic – some of the most open-ended playing that Wilen ever did in the 50s, and proof that his tenor work was some of the best jazz coming out of Europe in the postwar years! All tracks are long – and titles include "Reets & I", "The Best Things In Life Are Free", "All The Things You Are", "Round Midnight", and "Time On My Hands".
Barney Wilen - Barney (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Barney Wilen - Barney (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
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© 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3978
Jazz / Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

Reissue with latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of the most classic albums ever from tenorist Barney Wilen – recorded at a time when he was making big waves on both sides of the Atlantic! The tracks are longer than on some of Wilen's more tightly-arranged albums – which really gives Barney a chance to show off his tremendous solo talent at this early stage – a soulful depth that easily made him one of the best European jazz artists of the time!
Art Blakey, Bud Powell, Barney Wilen, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan - Paris Jam Session (1961) CD issue 1988

Art Blakey, Bud Powell, Barney Wilen, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan - Paris Jam Session (1961) CD issue 1988
Live at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, France, December 18, 1959

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Genre: Hard Bop | Label: Fontana | # 832 692-2 | Time: 00:42:15

This 1959 concert in Paris by Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers has been sporadically available on various labels, but this reissue in Verve's Jazz in Paris series is the best sounding and best packaged of the lot. Blakey's group of this period (Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Jymie Merritt, and Walter Davis, Jr.) is in great form during an extended workout of Morgan's intense blues "The Midget," and Dizzy Gillespie's timeless "A Night in Tunisia" is kicked off by Blakey's an electrifying solo. But it is the addition of some special guests for the first two numbers that proves to be extra special. Bud Powell, sitting in for Davis, and French saxophonist Barney Wilen, on alto rather than his normal tenor sax, are both added to the band for inspired versions of Powell's "Dance of the Infidels" and "Bouncing with Bud." Morgan's trumpet playing is outstanding throughout the concert. This is one of the essential live dates in Art Blakey's rather extensive discography.
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Miles Davis Quintet Featuring Barney Wilen - Amsterdam Concert (1957) [Lone Hill Jazz, LHJ10141] (speed corrected)

Miles Davis Quintet Featuring Barney Wilen - Amsterdam Concert (1957) [Lone Hill Jazz, LHJ10141] (speed corrected)
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Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10141, unofficial

"Amsterdam Concert" is a rare live Miles Davis recording from 1957. This album, one of the least known recordings of Miles Davis, was recorded at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on December 8, 1957, a couple of days after the recording of the movie soundtrack "Ascenseur pour l'échafaud." On this concert, Miles didn't play with his regular quintet, but with the same line-up he used for the recording of "Ascenseur pour l'échafaud." It features Barney Wilen on tenor saxophone, René Urtreger on piano, Pierre Michelot on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums.
Miles Davis Quintet featuring Barney Wilen - Amsterdam Concert (1957)

Miles Davis Quintet featuring Barney Wilen - Amsterdam Concert (1957)
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© 2005 Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ10141
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Live


Miles Davis Quintet featuring Barney Wilen - Amsterdam Concert (1957)

AMSTERDAM CONCERT is a rare live Miles Davis recording from 1957.

One of the least known Miles Davis recordings around, this album contains the complete Amsterdam concert recorded on December 8, 1957 with the talented tenor saxophonist Barney Wilen and the Rene Urtreger Quartet. This recording has remained virtually unavailable on any format for decades, Lonehill Jazz is proud to put this hidden gem back into circulation. 20-bit remastered.