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Passione by Barney Wilen Quintet
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Artist/Band:Barney Wilen Quintet
Cat No.:VHCD-78153
Performed by:Barney Wilen (alto sax,soprano sax,tenor sax)
Enrico Rava (trumpet)
Alain Jean-Marie (piano)
Gilles Naturel (bass)
Philippe Soirat (drums)
Release Date:12/15/2010
Description:Swing Journal Gold Disc!

Venus Records' Masterpiece Collection: Limited-edition reissue CD in gate-fold paper sleeve!

French saxophonist Barney Wilen was one of the most celebrated European jazz musicians. Perhaps most notably, he worked with Miles Davis in 1957 on the soundtrack of Ascenseur pour l'Échafaud. He collaborated with Kenny Clarke and Thelonious Monk for other film scores. Importantly for jazz fans, Wilen had a sort of a resurgence in the last ten years or so of his life, thanks mainly to the efforts of Japanese jazz labels including Venus Records.

As it tunred out, this fabulous album, recorded in June 1995 for Venus, became Wilen's last recording as he died of cancer the following year at age 59. Without any indication of his illness, this album shows Wilen in top form, sounding relaxed, inspired and strong. One of the best known Italian jazz musicians, star trumpeter Enrico Rava joins him to form a very attractive front line.

Supported by a very capable French rhythm section, they swing happily on "Jitterbug Waltz" and Gerry Mulligan's "Line for Lyons" and show deep emotions on beautiful "Estate" and the title track. The effectively varied program also features more Italian and Latin songs. This is a great album that captured Wilen's last creative spark. Highly recommended!

Recorded July 12-14, 1995 at Acousti Stiduio in Paris. This is a limited, paper sleeve reissue released by Venus Records in December, 2010.
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Album Tracks:
1. Jitterbug WaltzMP3 Sample
2. My ShipMP3 Sample
3. Line For Lyons
4. Estate
5. Venetian RumbaMP3 Sample
6. Passione
7. Begonia
8. Besame Mucho
9. Bella Chao
10. I Cover The Waterfront
11. Al Herraz
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