Barney Wilen

Un Temoin Dans la Ville (SRLP27)

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Un Temoin Dans la Ville

Barney Wilen

Sam Records


LPS 170390




EP - 10 INCH 24,78 €

10-inch – Facsimile reissue using the original cover art

Re-mastered from the original mono master tapes

Vinyl pressed by Optimal in Germany

Barney Wilen’s career took off in 1957. That year, he won the Django Reinhardt prize and recorded with Miles Davis the soundtrack of the film ‘Elevator to the Scaffold’. Taking advantage of an international fame, he records in 59 the music of the film ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ with Thelonious Monk and Art Blakey, then composes himself that of the film ‘Un témoin dans la ville’ directed by Edouard Molinaro.

For this night tour through Paris, Barney Wilen is surrounded by the musicians who have accompanied him for several weeks at the Club Saint-Germain: Kenny Dorham, Duke Jordan, Paul Rovère and Kenny Clarke. The result is a very happy marriage, as the music seems to have been created for the image and the image for the music.


  • Barney Wilen - (Saxophone)
  • Kenny Dorham - (Trumpet)
  • Duke Jordan - (Piano)
  • Paul Rovère -(Bass)
  • Kenny Clarke - (Drums)

Recorded in Paris, December 4, 1957.


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Témoin dans la ville ..... 2’56
  • A2.La Pendaison ..... 0’59
  • A3. Mélodie pour les Radios-Taxis ..... 3’47
  • A4. Poursuite et métro ..... 2’80
  • A5. Ambiance pourpre ..... 0’57
  • A6. Préméditation dans l’appartement ..... 1’40
  • SIDE B
  • B1. La vie n’est qu’une lutte ..... 2’80
  • B2. Complainte du chauffeur ..... 0’38
  • B3. Sur l’antenne ..... 0’40
  • B4. Blues de l’attente ..... 4’11
  • B5. S.O.S. Radio-Taxis ..... 0’53
  • B6. Final au jardin d’Acclimatation ..... 3’39