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Mine is in the mail to me from Da Bastids. Looking forward to it!

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It's on back order at DG. Guess I'll have to wait.

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I'd have to guess that the Barney Wilen fans on this board alone could easily overwhelm Da Bastid's supply logistics.

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Got my disc today, gave it a first spin - nice one.

Nothing too big though... it's a bit on the short side (36 or so minutes) and sounds like a lose jam over large parts. But hey, more Barney is a good thing!

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Got my disc today, gave it a first spin - nice one.

Nothing too big though... it's a bit on the short side (36 or so minutes) and sounds like a lose jam over large parts. But hey, more Barney is a good thing!

Haven't looked, but I hear it's up on iTunes now.

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I'm spinning it again... it has a nice after hours, bluesy feel to it. Very lose.

And Al Levitt's rather special, too... 'course he was on half of Wilen's debut, "Tilt", already... would have enjoyed some more room for Gourley, too - a bit less "Night in Tunisia"-riffin', but hey, it's good fun!

I can see this one slowly growing on me!

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Got my disc today, gave it a first spin - nice one.

Nothing too big though... it's a bit on the short side (36 or so minutes) and sounds like a lose jam over large parts. But hey, more Barney is a good thing!

Haven't looked, but I hear it's up on iTunes now.

I saw it is on Amazon as an MP3, and I believe it is also on eMusic, so I will investigate tonight. Pretty exciting, though given the (short) length, I'd rather not pay an arm and a leg...

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Picked up my copy a few days ago at a great store in Barcelona, Jazz Messengers. Can't wait to hear it.

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announced for end of January;

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CD or LP

brownie, please tell us more about that lady ... icon of may 1968 and wife of Barney's, it seems:

Fin 1968, en effet, j'ai quitté Paris et la profession de mannequin pour voyager en Afrique avec mon compagnon, Barney Wilen, musicien de jazz. Une aventure fantastique. A notre retour, Barney a sorti un disque mêlant jazz et musique africaine. Moi, je chantais et j'écrivais les paroles. Après un autre séjour au Niger, nous nous sommes installés à Monaco.

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Ubu, the link you provided at the bottom of your post, says it all - or almost!

Caroline de Bendern was not married to Wilen, she was her companion for several years before he went with Mary Moor.

Caroline is now Jacques Thollot's companion. Good choice of musician friends!

Hope Moshi Too will be as good and as provocative as the first release!

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announced for end of January;

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Thanks for the heads-up King Ubu. Does anyone know a UK stockist for it?

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Ubu, the link you provided at the bottom of your post, says it all - or almost!

Caroline de Bendern was not married to Wilen, she was her companion for several years before he went with Mary Moor.

Caroline is now Jacques Thollot's companion. Good choice of musician friends!

Hope Moshi Too will be as good and as provocative as the first release!

I hope so, too! Love the first one!

Not sure anymore where, but looking her up I read somewhere that they were married. But then the linked page seems to have been written by her, so ...

@Head Man: I guess it will turn up on amazon.co.uk eventuall, too. It's already listed on the site but with no date or price yet:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Moshi-Too-Wilen-Barney/dp/B00A7CEDHC/

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It includes some of the finest Barney I've heard!

Yes, I second that one, which I love.

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Snared a copy of Moshi.

Will look forward to Moshi Too.

Prices for Tilt are off the wall. Glad I already own a copy.

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Not sure anymore where, but looking her up I read somewhere that they were married. But then the linked page seems to have been written by her, so ...

From memory I think they married in Monaco around August 1976, when they returned from their last trip to Africa.

There's a 20,000 word chapter on Wilen in the book on jazz in post-war France I've just finished writing. :w

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Not sure anymore where, but looking her up I read somewhere that they were married. But then the linked page seems to have been written by her, so ...

From memory I think they married in Monaco around August 1976, when they returned from their last trip to Africa.

There's a 20,000 word chapter on Wilen in the book on jazz in post-war France I've just finished writing. :w

Hey, I want that book - NOW! :)

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Me 2!

When is the book coming out?

Looks like it's a good research enterprise!

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I know Barney most of the recordings with Miles. But I also got this record by him:

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Not sure anymore where, but looking her up I read somewhere that they were married. But then the linked page seems to have been written by her, so ...

From memory I think they married in Monaco around August 1976, when they returned from their last trip to Africa.

There's a 20,000 word chapter on Wilen in the book on jazz in post-war France I've just finished writing. :w

Ooh!!! Looking forward to reading the full result!

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Moshi Too now available at Dusty Groove.

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Moshi Too now available at Dusty Groove.

Yes, I saw that. Tempting, though interesting it is already available as MP3 download at Amazon and iTunes. It is probably also on eMusic, but can't check that until tonight. (In my case, I also have to find out if eMusic in Canada has the rights, as it isn't always the same :angry: .)

They do have it on eMusic, which is a nice surprise. I'll see if I can dig out my copy of Moshi to refamiliarize myself with the material.

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Gave two listens to my disc so far and it's quite a trip ... field recordings combined with some free-flying tenor and plenty of interesting things going on. Looking forward to getting better acquainted with it!

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Thanks for the heads up about this one, I should have a copy in my hands soon.

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Moshi Too is such a killer release! Some of this could be part of Miles early 'seventies repretoire. Others have that Wilen beauty in spades. Still others are captivating in other ways.

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Moshi Too is such a killer release! Some of this could be part of Miles early 'seventies repretoire. Others have that Wilen beauty in spades. Still others are captivating in other ways.

Enjoying my copy as well. :tup

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