Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Barney Wilen - Tilt (1957)

Amazing debut as leader for French tenor sax superhero Barney Wilen (1937-1996) who was not even 20 at the time! Recorded in Paris in January 1957 with Maurice Vander (piano), Bibi Rovère (bass) and Al Levitt (drums) on the first side and Jack Cnudde (piano), Bibi Rovère (bass) and Charles Saudrais (drums) on the side two. Probably the rarest and definitely the most sought-after french jazz record of all time in its LP form (pictured below); the playing is to die for, of course.

track listing:

1.Blue n' Boogie
2.Nature boy
3.Melancholy baby
4.Night in Tunisia
5.The way you look tonight
7.Blue monk
9.Think of one
10.Blue n' Boogie - alt. take previously unreleased
11.Nature boy - alt. take previously unreleased
12.Hackensack - alt. take previously unreleased
13.Blue Monk - alt. take previously unreleased
14.We see - previously unreleased
15.Let's call this - previously unreleased


Alex said...

Great work my friend. Keep on doing us happy!!!

Anonymous said...

your blog is full of amazing recordings that i've never heard of. you've given me a lot of great new stuff to listen to. thanks!

Anonymous said...

merci bocooooo!!

neil said...

Amazing Barney Wilen posts!

aroonie said...

Where do you find them? Thank you for Barney Wilen. I didn't know about this one at all.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all this great stuf - we appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

Can't see the Link.

Anonymous said...

My dear d3lta can you tell me how to get the link for this wonderfull work of "Barney Wilen -
Tilt", i will appreciate !
Thanks in advance.

jazzlover said...

Hi d3lta,there is a problem with RS link,they ask to "check the link".Would you give to me the correct link? I'll appreciate...
cheers from RJ.

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grumpy said...

Super post, many thanks.

Rob J said...

If this album appeared on Blue Note, it would have been hailed as
an instant classic.

A neglected masterpiece.