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.
1.Blue n' Boogie 2.Nature boy 3.Melancholy baby 4.Night in Tunisia 5.The way you look tonight 6.Hackensack 7.Blue monk 8.Mysterioso 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
The attitude of the gallant Six Hundred which so aroused Lord Tennyson's admiration arose from the fact that the least disposition to ask the reason why was discouraged by tricing the would-be inquirer to the triangle and flogging him into insensibility.
Advance to Barbarism
(Mitre Press, 1968).
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