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La Note Bleue

Barney Wilen

Label: Elemental Music
Released: 2021
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Tracks

Besame Mucho; No Problem (L'habit De Lumière); Pauline; 'Round Midnight; Les Jours Heureux; Mr Martin (Voleur D'amour); Un Baiser Rouge; Portrait De L'artiste Avec Saxophone; Whisper Not; Triste Again; Harlem Nocturne; Besame Mucho (Solo); Goodbye; All Blues.

Personnel

Barney Wilen
saxophone, tenor
Riccardo Del Fra
bass, acoustic

Album Description

180 gram. Vinyl Edition of Barney Wilen’s LP La Note Bleue: Newly Remastered From the Original Analog 24-Track Master Tapes by the Sound Engineer of the Original Recording, Hervé Le Guil.

La Note Bleue was awarded the Grand Prix Jazz de l’Académie Charles Cros as “The Best French Jazz Album of 1987”, and features BARNEY WILEN on tenor and soprano saxophones, ALAIN JEAN-MARIE on piano, PHILIPPE PETIT on guitar, RICCARDO DEL FRA on double-bass, and SANGOMA EVERETT on drums.

COMIC BOOK: 88-Page English Edition of the Iconic Comic Book Barney Et La Note Bleue (Barney and the Blue Note), by Jacques De Loustal & Philippe Paringaux.

40-PAGE LP-SIZE BOOKLET: FEATURING NEW LINER NOTES by PHILIPPE VINCENT (Jazz Magazine), FRANCIS MARMANDE (Le Monde), and Bassist RICCARDO DEL FRA. It also showcases short commentaries by Jacques de Loustal, Philippe Paringaux, Daniel Richard, Patrick Wilen, Alain Jean-Marie, and Sangoma Everett, among others. INCLUDING NEVER BEFORE ISSUED PHOTOS FROM THE ORIGINAL STUDIO SESSIONS BY GUY LE QUERREC, AS WELL AS OTHER HERETOFORE UNPUBLISHED MEMORABILIA.

BONUS CD: Consisting of a Previously Unissued 1989 Radio France Live Broadcast by the Barney Wilen Quartet.

Recorded on September 27, 1989, at the Parisian jazz club Le Petit Opportun, the broadcast features Wilen offering fresh new interpretations of songs from La Note Bleue. It is issued here thanks to the collaboration of the INA (Institut National de l`Audiovisuel). Wilen is backed here by Jacky Terrasson on piano, Gilles Naturel on double-bass, and Peter Gritz on drums.


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