Barney Wilen Quintet – Passione 180g

$66.50

Effectively captures Wilen's final creative spark! French saxophonist Barney Wilen is one of the most renowned European jazz musicians. Wilen performed with Miles Davis in 1957 on the Ascenseur pour l'echafaud soundtrack. He has also worked with Kenny Clarke and Thelonious Monk on other film soundtracks. During the last 10 or so years of his life, Wilen has a career resurgence thanks ...

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    Effectively captures Wilen's final creative spark!

    French saxophonist Barney Wilen is one of the most renowned European jazz musicians. Wilen performed with Miles Davis in 1957 on the Ascenseur pour l'echafaud soundtrack. He has also worked with Kenny Clarke and Thelonious Monk on other film soundtracks. During the last 10 or so years of his life, Wilen has a career resurgence thanks in part to his releases on Venus Records.

    Passione, recorded in June 1995, was Wilen's last recording as he passed away the following year at age 59. Not showing any indication of his illness, Passione displays Wilen in top form, sounding at ease, inspired, and powerful. One of Italy's most well-known jazz musicians, trumpeter Enrico Rava, joins Wilen to create a very appealing front line.

    Wilen is supported by a highly competent rhythm section. The quintet cheerfully swings on "Jitterbug Waltz" and Gerry Mulligan's "Line for Lyons," and displays strong emotion on the gorgeous "Estate" and the title track. The eclectic program also includes Latin and Italian songs. This exceptional album effectively captured Wilen's final creative spark.

    Features:
    180-gram vinyl
    Mixed and mastered by Tetsuo Hara
    Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix Stereo
    Obi strip
    Japanese pressing

    Musicians:
    Barney Wilen, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone
    Enrico Rava, trumpet
    Alain Jean-Marie, piano
    Gilles Naturel, bass
    Philippe Soirat, drums

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    Size

    12 Inch

    Speed

    33 rpm