According to Wilen himself, he was convinced to become a musician by his mother's friend, the poet Blaise Cendrars. As a teenager he started a youth jazz club in Nice, where he played often. He moved to Paris in the mid-'50s and worked with such American musicians as Bud Powell, Benny Golson, Miles Davis, and J.J. Johnson at the Club St. Germain. His emerging reputation received a boost in 1957 when he played with Davis on the soundtrack to the Louis Malle film Lift to the Scaffold. Two years later, he performed with Art Blakey and Thelonious Monk on the soundtrack to Roger Vadim's Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1960). Wilen began working in a rock-influenced style during the '60s, recording an album entitled Dear Prof. Leary in 1968.
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Barney Wilen, soprano, tenor sax
Emmanuel Box, organ
Peter Gritz, drums
1. Granadas - Take 1
2. Parisian Thoroughfare - Take 1
3. Dig - Take 1
4. Carivan - Take 1
5. Granadas - Take 1
6. My Ideal - Take 1
7. Blue Lou - Take 1
8. Blue Lou - Take 2
9. Parlez - Moi D'amour - Take 1
10. Ah Si Vous Connaissiez Ma Poule - Take 1
11. Trolley Song - Take 1
12. Valse Hot - Take 1
13. Valse Hot - Take 2
14. Partisian Thoroughfare - Take 2
Recorded at Acousti Studio in Paris, on October 5, 6 & 7, 1993.