RELEASE DATE: July 17th, 2021
FORMAT: Deluxe Boxset:
LP/Comic/Booklet + Bonus CD
CAT NO: 5990437
1. BÉSAME MUCHO
2. NO PROBLEM (L’HABIT DE LUMIÈRE) [THE MATADOR’S SUIT]
4. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT [ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT]
5. LES JOURS HEUREUX [HAPPY DAYS]
6. MR MARTIN (VOLEUR D’AMOUR) [THIEF OF LOVE]
7. UN BAISER ROUGE [A BLOOD RED KISS]
8. PORTRAIT DE L’ARTISTE AVEC SAXOPHONE [PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST WITH SAXOPHONE]
1. WHISPER NOT
2. TRISTE AGAIN [BACK TO SADNESS]
3. HARLEM NOCTURNE
4. BÉSAME MUCHO (REPRISE) [Solo]
6. ALL BLUES *
* Bonus track from the same sessions, but not included on the original LP
LA NOTE BLEUE by the new BARNEY WILEN QUARTET LIVE AT LE PETIT OPPORTUN 1989 – CD
1. NO PROBLEM
2. ALL BLUES
3. BÉSAME MUCHO
4. COMMENTARY BY CLAUDE CARRIÈRE
5. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT
NEWLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL ANALOG 24-TRACK MASTER TAPES BY THE SOUND ENGINEER OF THE ORIGINAL RECORDING, HERVÉ LE GUIL.
La Note Bleue was awarded the Grand Prix Jazz de l’Académie Charles Cros as “The Best French Jazz Album of 1987”, and features BARNEY WILEN on tenor and soprano saxophones, ALAIN JEAN-MARIE on piano, PHILIPPE PETIT on guitar, RICCARDO DEL FRA on double-bass, and SANGOMA EVERETT on drums.
88-PAGE ENGLISH EDITION OF THE ICONIC COMIC BOOK BARNEY ET LA NOTE BLEUE (BARNEY AND THE BLUE NOTE), BY JACQUES DE LOUSTAL & PHILIPPE PARINGAUX.
40-PAGE LP-SIZE BOOKLET:
FEATURING NEW LINER NOTES BY PHILIPPE VINCENT (Jazz Magazine), FRANCIS MARMANDE (Le Monde), and bassist RICCARDO DEL FRA. It also showcases short commentaries by Jacques de Loustal, Philippe Paringaux, Daniel Richard, Patrick Wilen, Alain Jean-Marie, and Sangoma Everett, among others. INCLUDING NEVER BEFORE ISSUED PHOTOS FROM THE ORIGINAL STUDIO SESSIONS BY GUY LE QUERREC, AS WELL AS OTHER HERETOFORE UNPUBLISHED MEMORABILIA.
BONUS CD: CONSISTING OF A PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED 1989 RADIO FRANCE LIVE BROADCAST BY THE BARNEY WILEN QUARTET.
Recorded on September 27, 1989, at the Parisian jazz club Le Petit Opportun, the broadcast features Wilen offering fresh new interpretations of songs from La Note Bleue. It is issued here thanks to the collaboration of the INA (Institut National de l`Audiovisuel). Wilen is backed here by JACKY TERRASSON on piano, GILLES NATUREL on double-bass, and PETER GRITZ on drums.
BARNEY WILEN – La Note Bleue (Remastered)
LP – Limited Edition Deluxe Boxset
(Remastered Album on 180g Vinyl + 88 page comic book, 40 page LP-size booklet & Bonus CD)
All ‘RSD Drop 2’ titles will be available for purchase in store from 8am Saturday, July 17th. Online sales for remaining stock will start at 6pm, 17th July.
Limited edition deluxe boxset. 180 gram LP on virgin vinyl mastered from the original analogue master tapes. Includes 40-page LP size booklet, never before seen photos from the original sessions and the complete 88-page English edition of the iconic comic book ‘Barney Et La Note Bleue‘ by Jacques de Loustal & Philippe Paringaux. Plus a bonus CD of a previously unissued radio France live broadcast.
French saxophonist Barney Wilen came to international fame in 1957 when he joined Miles Davis on the soundtrack of Louis Malle’s film noir classic ‘Ascenseur pour l’échafaud’, leading to a string of his own albums as leader and a jazz national hero. The release of the LP La Note Bleue in 1987 marked a pinnacle of his career, winning the Grand Prix Jazz de l’Académie Charles Cros as ‘The Best French Jazz Album of 1987’. That now legendary album followed the success of a Jacques de Loustal and Philippe Paringaux comic book partly inspired by Wilen’s life, titled ‘Barney et la Note Bleue‘.
See below for tracklisting & detailed contents description…