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 Barney Wilen - Tilt album art Barney Wilen Tilt (Album) Swing (3) LDM 30.058 France 1957 Sell This Version
660.226 MR Barney Wilen - Un Témoin Dans La Ville album art Barney Wilen Un Témoin Dans La Ville (Album) Fontana 660.226 MR France 1959 Sell This Version
BBL.7459, P77127L Barney Wilen - Jazz Sur Seine album art 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
LF 1612 Barney Wilen - Jazz Sound-Track (From The Schmidhauser -Film Production "Mental Cruelty") album art 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
680 203 TL Barney Wilen - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 album art Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers* Avec Barney Wilen Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers* Avec Barney Wilen - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Album) Fontana 680 203 TL France 1960 Sell This Version
430.053 Barney Wilen - Barney album art Barney Wilen Barney (Album) RCA 430.053 France 1960 Sell This Version
FON-5007 Barney Wilen - Paris Jam Session album art Art BlakeyBud PowellBarney WilenWayne ShorterLee Morgan Art BlakeyBud PowellBarney WilenWayne ShorterLee Morgan - Paris Jam Session (Album) Fontana FON-5007 Japan 1961 Sell This Version
CLVLX 91 30 Barney Wilen - Zodiac album art Barney Wilen Zodiac (Album) Disques Vogue CLVLX 91 30 France 1966 Sell This Version
EM 13 517 S Barney Wilen - Le Nouveau Jazz album art 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
SB 15 142 ST Barney Wilen - Jazz Meets India album art 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
MPS 15 164 ST Barney Wilen - Auto Jazz - Tragic Destiny Of Lorenzo Bandini album art Barney Wilen Auto Jazz - Tragic Destiny Of Lorenzo Bandini (Album) MPS Records MPS 15 164 ST Germany 1968 Sell This Version
SH 10028.10029, S.H. 10.028, S.H. 10.029 Barney Wilen - Moshi album art Barney Willen* Moshi (Album) Saravah SH 10028.10029, S.H. 10.028, S.H. 10.029 France 1972 Sell This Version
IDA 010 Barney Wilen - La Note Bleue album art Barney Wilen La Note Bleue (Album) IDA Records IDA 010 France 1987 Sell This Version
IDA 014 Barney Wilen - French Ballads album art Barney Wilen French Ballads (Album) IDA Records IDA 014 France 1987 Sell This Version
IDA 020 CD Barney Wilen - Wild Dogs Of The Ruwenzori album art Barney Wilen Wild Dogs Of The Ruwenzori (Album) IDA Records IDA 020 CD France 1989 Sell This Version
IGL 084 Barney Wilen - Never Let Me Go album art 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
CD SJP 335 Barney Wilen - Movie Themes From France album art Barney Wilen with The Mal Waldron Trio Barney Wilen with The Mal Waldron Trio - Movie Themes From France (Album) Timeless Records (3) CD SJP 335 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
ALCR-7 Barney Wilen - French Story album art Barney Wilen With Mal Waldron Barney Wilen With Mal Waldron - French Story (Album) Alfa Jazz ALCR-7 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
IDA 029 CD Barney Wilen - Sanctuary album art Barney Wilen Sanctuary (Album) IDA Records IDA 029 CD France 1991 Sell This Version
ALCR-145 Barney Wilen - Modern Nostalgie (Starbust Forever) album art Barney Wilen Modern Nostalgie (Starbust Forever)(CD, Album) Alfa Jazz ALCR-145 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
ZZ 84108 Barney Wilen - Dream Time album art Barney Wilen, Alain Jean-Marie Barney Wilen, Alain Jean-Marie - Dream Time(CD, Album) Deux Z ZZ 84108 France 1992 Sell This Version
TKCV-79021 Barney Wilen - Inside Nitty = Gritty album art Barney Wilen Inside Nitty = Gritty (Album) Venus Records (5) TKCV-79021 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
ALCR-281 Barney Wilen - Essential Ballads album art Barney Wilen Essential Ballads(CD, Album) Alfa Jazz ALCR-281 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
53029.2 Barney Wilen - Le Grand Cirque  album art Barney Wilen Le Grand Cirque (CD, Album) Wan+Wan 53029.2 France 1993 Sell This Version
SSC 1067D Barney Wilen - Le ca: New York Romance album art Barney Wilen Le ca: New York Romance (Album) Venus Records (5) SSC 1067D France 1994 Sell This Version