Barney Wilen

Montreal Duets w/ Alain Jean-Marie (5990436)

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1993

Montreal Duets w/ Alain Jean-Marie

Barney Wilen

Elemental Music

8435395502938

ELM 160314

5990436

JAZZ

2

CD 16,52 €

• 2-CD SET

• ALL TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED

• INCLUDES 20-PAGE BOOKLET WITH SPECIAL ESSAYS BY FAMED JAZZ WRITERS PASCAL ANQUETIL (JAZZ MAGAZINE) & BRIAN MORTON (PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ)

A COMPLETE NEVER BEFORE HEARD DUO PERFORMANCE BY THE GREAT FRENCH SAXOPHONIST IN PRISTINE SOUND QUALITY!!

“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)

PERSONNEL:

  • BARNEY WILEN, tenor & soprano sax
  • ALAIN JEAN-MARIE, piano

Recorded live at the Festival International de Montréal, Church of the Gesù, Montreal, Canada, July 4, 1993.

TRACKS:

  • CD 1 : TOTAL TIME: 75:04 Min
  • 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 Gillespe] 6:00
  • 7 LATIN ALLEY 7:20
  • 8 GOODBYE 7:58
  • CD 2: TOTAL TIME: 72:16 Min.
  • 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