Barney Wilen

Jazz Sur Seine (SR08/1)

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1958

Jazz Sur Seine

Barney Wilen

Sam Records

3700409813566

LPS 143447

SR08/1

JAZZ

1

Jazz Sur Seine

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LP 30,56 €

LIMITED EDITION 180 GR VINYL

• (ORIGINALLY PHILIPS)

A fantastic early recording from the great French tenor saxophonist Barney Wilen – best known as an artist who recorded famously in the soundtrack world of the French new wave, and with Art Blakey – but who's even more striking here on a rare small combo date from the 50s!

The session's a monster – cut with rhythmic backing by Milt Jackson on piano (!?), Percy Heath on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – and two cuts feature additional percussion by Gana M'Bow, which gives the set a wonderful kick, and an unusual sound for the period – as Gana plays toumba, at a level that forecasts some of Wilen's later experiments crossing jazz with elements of African music. The quality of the set is wonderful – hardbop, but with lots of new ideas going on

PERSONNEL:

  • Barney Willen - tenor sax
  • Milt Jackson - piano
  • Percy Heath - bass
  • Kenny Clarke - drums
  • Gana M'Bow - percussion

Recorded February 13 and 14, 1958 in Paris.

Original LP issue: Phillips P 77.127 L

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Swing 39
  • A2. Vamp
  • A3. Menilmontant
  • A4. John's Groove
  • A5. B.B.B. (Bag's Barney Blues)
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Swingin' Parisian Rhythm
  • B2. J'ai Ta Main
  • B3. Nuages
  • B4. La Route Enchantée
  • B5. Que Reste-T-il De Nos Amours ?
  • B6. Minor's Swing
  • B7. Epistrophy