Genre: Soundtrack
Label: Sam
Size: 10"
Format: 33RPM,


Barney WIlen Un Temoin dans la Ville 10" Vinyl (Mono)

Barney Wilen

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Limited Edition Mono 10" Vinyl!
Remastered from the Original Master Tapes!
Cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio!
Pressed at Optimal in Germany!

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Barney Wilen's career took off in 1957. That year, he won the Django Reinhardt prize and recorded with Miles Davis the soundtrack of the film Elevator to the Scaffold. Taking advantage of an international fame, he recorded in 1959 the music of the film Les Liaisons Dangereuses with Thelonious Monk and Art Blakey, then by himself composed the music of the film Un témoin dans la ville directed by Edouard Molinaro.

For this night tour through Paris, Barney Wilen is surrounded by the musicians who have accompanied him for several weeks at the Club Saint-Germain: Kenny Dorham, Duke Jordan, Paul Rovère and Kenny Clarke. The result is a very happy marriage, as the music seems to have been created for the image and the image for the music.


  • 10" Vinyl
  • Mono
  • Recorded in Paris, December 4, 1957
  • Remastered from the Original Master Tapes
  • Cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Mastering
  • Pressed by Optimal in Germany
  • Facsimile Reissue Using the Original Cover Art
  • Double Insert Using an Original Photo from 1959
  • Each Record Has Been Visually CHecked to Prevent Defects
  • Import
  • Made in France


Barney Wilen saxophone
Kenny Clarke drums
Kenny Dorham trumpet
Paul Rovère bass
Duke Jordan piano


Side 1:

  1. Témoin dans la ville
  2. La Pendaison
  3. Mélodie pour les Radio-Taxis
  4. Poursuite et métro
  5. Ambiance pourpre
  6. Préméditation dans l'appartement

Side 2:

  1. La vie n'est qu'une lutte
  2. Complainte du chauffeur
  3. Sur l'antenne
  4. Blues de l'attente
  5. S.O.S. Radio-Taxis
  6. Final au jardin d'Acclimatation

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