28 April 2014

BARNEY WILEN "ZODIAC" (VOGUE, 1966)








BARNEY WILEN "ZODIAC"


Barney Wilen, tenor saxophone
Jean-Francois Jenny Clark, double bass
Carl Heinz Berger, vibraphone, piano
Jacques Thollot, drums

A1. Poissons 02:46
A2. Verseau 02:28
A3. Capricorne 02:34
A4. Sagittaire 02:18
A5. Scorpion 02:52
A6. Balance 02:53

B1. Vierge 02:49
B2. Lion 02:23
B3. Cancer 02:43
B4. Gémeaux 03:32
B5. Taureau 02:34
B6. Bélier 02:56

Recorded at Studios Vogue, 54 Rue d'Hauteville, Paris.

VOGUE CLVLX 9130 (1966)

(lp rip)

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44 comments:

onxidlib said...
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E-mile said...

thanks onxidlib, this Wilen is new to me...like all his mid 60's albums, this one is just as rewarding! What a great sax player...

Lucky said...

this a rarity or what?!? i've seen it appear on endless wishlists and NEVER posted ANYWHERE. onxidlib, you really seem to in an euphoric state, at least you know how to make people that :)

MERCI BEAUCOUP!!!

Andy said...

Thanks Onx. I'm totally loving this! Really.
@ E-mile. You mean there's more like this? I've been missing out.

Félix said...

As a big fan of all the players involved, I've been looking for this one for ages! The free side of Barney Wilen. Can't wait to hear it! Thank you.

DoubleA said...

Thanks. I can't wait to hear this one.

fslmy said...

you found it!!! thankyou!! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks a million, one from my all time wants list
great docu on Wilen starts here - check it out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0fv-WBN1I8
Jacques Thollot is especially entertaining here!

zero said...

A rarity, for sure! I've been sitting and staring at your post in disbelief, onxidlib. Thank you, thank you!

Arkadin said...

Also on my wishlist for a long time, thanks a lot for your generosity!

Bozo the Clown said...

Bozo NEVER even heard of this,wow! The Sol brothers have really been on a roll lately! Thanks in advance! Have y'all heard the album he did with the race track sounds?

SOTISE said...

WOW..

wightdj said...

Rare treat, thanks.

Clifford Allen said...

This LP has been on my wishlist for years - always outbid on the occasional clean copy that shows up on eBay. Thank you!

1009 said...

I love Wilen's playing on those Tusques records, and I love Thollot on virtually everything I've heard (esp. Lacy's *Moon*).

If I get a chance, I'll post a CD rip (in WAV) of Wilen's *Auto Jazz*, which is a really bizarre film score from roughly the same period as *Zodiac*.

corvimax said...

very very welcome, many thanks

glmlr said...

Thanks. I assume Carl Heinz Berger is in fact Karlhans Berger.

onxidlib said...

Yes it's true - Carl Heinz Berger is Karl Berger!

Frédito said...

Vielen dank Onxidlib, this is a forgotten treasure for all "avant-garde jazz" listeners. Excellent !

longbranch said...

Really looking forward to it, thanks!

nsqrl said...

Wonderful record and thanks

Nick (Capricorn)

Calisan said...

Thanks again and again Onxidlib!
Great treasure! Some artwork bigger or back cover will be appreciate!

onxidlib said...

Maybe I'll get a Cover (picture) soon - including the back...

Félix-Antoine Hamel said...

My eternal gratitude, onxidlib! I have been aware of that one for many years, but was only able to hear a few tracks from it in all that time.

serviceton said...

serviceton thinks that the album Bozo the Clown refers to as the album .. with the race track sounds is the same as that mentioned by 1009 above - 'Auto Jazz'. Wilen was at Monaco auto Grand Prix in 1967 and supposedly witnessed the crash and immolation of Lorenzo Bandini - who died from his burns. Car sounds were supposedly recorded at the same race by Wilen himself on a Nagra (don't know if that is 100% verifiable) - and then mixed into the very dynamic, propulsive, sometimes free musical recording - by way of a tribute to Bandini. Official full album title - 'Auto Jazz: Tragic Destiny of Lorenzo Bandini'. Francois Tusques is on there, Beb Guerin .. I would love to have heard it without the cars on there, but I'm obviously missing the point. Musically - it's strong

serviceton said...

Et la musique messieurs ?
'Lion' is the sign I keep returning to, although je suis Balance. Do you think Barney had some Coltrane records ? If I paid €200 for it, maybe I would be a little disappointed - but that's the nature of record collecting I guess.
It's a good album though, and I'm glad to have heard it. Thanks -once again - to that man named onxidlib.
:o)

Frédito said...

I like the mystery of Vierge (my sign, incidentally). Yes Lion is more lively than most of the other tracks and their somewhat nebulous atmosphere (which I like).
Cancer, the two-horn blowing of Gémeaux, the joyful cahoots of Bélier are other high points of interest to me, among others.

First tracks are good too but I was away from the keyboard while listening.

serviceton said...

frédito -i am listening again.
:o)

onxidlib said...
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Jeremie said...

Thanks so much for this jewel!

onxidlib said...
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Anonymous said...

Thank you for making this available again

duck said...

Thanks again, this is very new to me, strange cover almost missed it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

elpeleon said...

Bon, ben.... MERCI !! J'aime ce free jazz qui reste "écoutable" !!

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martin said...

Thanks onxidlib, for posting it again and again . . . and again.

Scraps said...

Yes, truly.

rm said...

thank you very much

paul said...

Thanks. A real rarity indeed.

Bill said...

Thanks onxidlib. His most successful "free" album, I think.

Solomon said...

Thank you.

Bhowani said...

Thank you beaucoup, Onxidlib. You made my week !

onxidlib said...

Link deleted - but it will be re-issued very soon!
See here > http://besharpblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/coming-soon/