Barney Wilen

Real Name:
Bernard Jean Wilen
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Jazz tenor saxophonist, born March 4, 1937 in Nice, France, died May 25, 1996 in Paris, France of a heart attack.
Born of an American father and a French mother, the young Barney began to perform in clubs encouraged by writer Blaise Cendrars, a friend of his mother.
His career intensified in 1957: Miles Davis, in Paris to create the music for Louis Malle's first feature movie, Ascenseur pour l'echafaud, recruited Wilen as well as pianist René Urtreger, bassist Pierre Michelot and drummer Kenny Clarke. With eyes on the screen they improvised and recorded the soundtrack in one night.
Two years later he recorded with Thelonious Monk, then was chosen by Art Blakey to interpret the music of Les liaisons dangereuses, a 1960 film, directed by Roger Vadim. The same year he also appeared in the TV show Jazz Memories, in the episode "Live Club Saint Germain." He also played at the Newport Jazz Festival with pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi, bassist Tommy Bryant and drummer Roy Haynes.
In the 1960s Wilen became interested in rock and made a record dedicated to Timothy Leary in 1968. In 1969 he went to Africa with Caroline de Bendern, musicians and a film crew, resulting in the record, Moshi (1972), with a synthesis of jazz and African music. A period of silence followed until the 1980s-1990s, when he composed music for several French films. Wilen also worked with punk rockers, before returning to jazz in the 1990s.
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LDM 30.058 Tilt — Barney Wilen Barney Wilen Tilt (Album) Swing (3) LDM 30.058 France 1957 Sell This Version
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660.226 MR Un Témoin Dans La Ville — Barney Wilen Barney Wilen Un Témoin Dans La Ville (Album) Fontana 660.226 MR France 1959 Sell This Version
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BBL.7459, P77127L Jazz Sur Seine — Barney Wilen Milt Jackson / Percy Heath / Barney Wilen / Kenny Clarke Milt Jackson / Percy Heath / Barney Wilen / Kenny Clarke - Jazz Sur Seine (Album) Philips BBL.7459, P77127L UK 1958 Sell This Version
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LF 1612 Jazz Sound-Track (From The Schmidhauser -Film Production George Gruntz Featuring Kenny ClarkeBarney Wilen George Gruntz Featuring Kenny ClarkeBarney Wilen - Jazz Sound-Track (From The Schmidhauser -Film Production "Mental Cruelty") (Album) Decca LF 1612 Switzerland 1960 Sell This Version
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680.203 ML Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 — Barney Wilen Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers* Avec Barney Wilen Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers* Avec Barney Wilen - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Album) Fontana 680.203 ML France 1960 Sell This Version
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430.053 Barney — Barney Wilen Barney Wilen Barney (Album) RCA 430.053 France 1960 Sell This Version
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SFON-5007 Paris Jam Session — Barney Wilen Art BlakeyBud PowellBarney WilenWayne ShorterLee Morgan Art BlakeyBud PowellBarney WilenWayne ShorterLee Morgan - Paris Jam Session (Album) Fontana SFON-5007 Japan 1961 Sell This Version
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CLVLX 91 30 Zodiac — Barney Wilen Barney Wilen Zodiac (Album) Disques Vogue CLVLX 91 30 France 1966 Sell This Version
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EM 13 517 S Le Nouveau Jazz — Barney Wilen François Tusques Avec Barney Wilen François Tusques Avec Barney Wilen - Le Nouveau Jazz (Album) Disques Mouloudji EM 13 517 S France 1967 Sell This Version
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SB 15 142 ST Jazz Meets India — Barney Wilen Dewan Motihar Trio, Irene Schweizer Trio*, Manfred Schoof, Barney Wilen Dewan Motihar Trio, Irene Schweizer Trio*, Manfred Schoof, Barney Wilen - Jazz Meets India (Album) SABA SB 15 142 ST Germany 1967 Sell This Version
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MPS 15 164 ST Auto Jazz - Tragic Destiny Of Lorenzo Bandini — Barney Wilen Barney Wilen Auto Jazz - Tragic Destiny Of Lorenzo Bandini (Album) MPS Records MPS 15 164 ST Germany 1968 Sell This Version
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SH 10028.10029 Moshi — Barney Wilen Barney Willen* Moshi (Album) Saravah SH 10028.10029 France 1972 Sell This Version
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IDA 010 La Note Bleue — Barney Wilen Barney Wilen La Note Bleue (Album) IDA Records IDA 010 France 1987 Sell This Version
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IDA 014 French Ballads — Barney Wilen Barney Wilen French Ballads (Album) IDA Records IDA 014 France 1987 Sell This Version
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IDA 020 CD Wild Dogs Of The Ruwenzori — Barney Wilen Barney Wilen Wild Dogs Of The Ruwenzori (Album) IDA Records IDA 020 CD France 1989 Sell This Version
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IGL 084 Never Let Me Go — Barney Wilen Jacques Pelzer, Open Sky Unit Featuring Eric Legnini Guest Stars : Barney Wilen / Michel Graillier Jacques Pelzer, Open Sky Unit Featuring Eric Legnini Guest Stars : Barney Wilen / Michel Graillier - Never Let Me Go Igloo IGL 084 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
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ALCR-7 Movie Themes From France — Barney Wilen Barney Wilen With Mal Waldron Barney Wilen With Mal Waldron - Movie Themes From France (Album) Timeless Records (3) ALCR-7 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
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IDA 029 CD Sanctuary — Barney Wilen Barney Wilen Sanctuary (Album) IDA Records IDA 029 CD France 1991 Sell This Version
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ALCR-145 Modern Nostalgie (Starbust Forever) — Barney Wilen Barney Wilen Modern Nostalgie (Starbust Forever) (Album) Alfa Jazz ALCR-145 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
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ZZ 84108 Dream Time — Barney Wilen Barney Wilen, Alain Jean-Marie Barney Wilen, Alain Jean-Marie - Dream Time (Album) Deux Z ZZ 84108 France 1992 Sell This Version
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TKCV-79021 Inside Nitty = Gritty — Barney Wilen Barney Wilen Inside Nitty = Gritty (Album) Venus Records (5) TKCV-79021 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
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JM 11739 The Master Saxes - Club Convert Vol.1 : 48/61 — Barney Wilen Barney Wilen / Charlie Parker / Lucky Thompson / Lee Konitz / Cecil Payne / Zoot Sims / Bud Johnson* Meet Bud Powell Barney Wilen / Charlie Parker / Lucky Thompson / Lee Konitz / Cecil Payne / Zoot Sims / Bud Johnson* Meet Bud Powell - The Master Saxes - Club Convert Vol.1 : 48/61(CD, Album) Jazzman (3) JM 11739 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
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ALCR-281 Essential Ballads — Barney Wilen Barney Wilen Essential Ballads(CD, Album) Alfa Jazz ALCR-281 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
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53029.2 Le Grand Cirque  — Barney Wilen Barney Wilen Le Grand Cirque (CD, Album) Wan+Wan 53029.2 France 1993 Sell This Version
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IDA 037 CD Talisman — Barney Wilen Barney Wilen Talisman (Album) IDA Records IDA 037 CD France 1994 Sell This Version