Montreal Duets 2cd / Barney Wilen & Alain Jean-mar
Barney Wilen, Alain Jean-Marie
Disc: 1 1. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE 2. SKATING IN CENTRAL PARK 3. 'ROUND MIDNIGHT 4. MEDLEY: REPETITION / NO PROBLEM 5. MY FUNNY VALENTINE [Dedicated to Chet Baker] 6. A NIGHT IN TUNISIA [Dedicated to Dizzy Gillespie] 7. LATIN ALLEY 8. GOODBYE Disc: 2 1. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE #2 2. SKATING IN CENTRAL PARK #2 3. I'M A FOOL TO WANT YOU [Dedicated to Chet Baker] 4. BOHEMIA AFTER DARK 5. 'ROUND MIDNIGHT #2 6. MEDLEY: REPETITION #2 /NO PROBLEM #2 7. A NIGHT IN TUNISIA #2 [Dedicated to Dizzy Gillespie] 8. BÉSAME MUCHO 9. GOODBYE #2
Barney Wilen’s preferred piano partner for much of his later career was the Martinique‐born Alain Jean‐Marie. He appears on both La Note Bleue and Wild Dogs of the Ruwenzori, but the duo’s Montréal appearance in 1993 is a nice way to study their chemistry at some length. This live recording includes previously unissued tracks from the International De Jazz De Montreal, Church of the Cesu from July 4, 1993. The 2CD packaging includes a 20‐page booklet with special essays by famed Jazz writers Pascal Anquetil and Brian Morton.