Barney Wilen – Un Temoin dans la Ville – OST – Fontana – 1959


Barney Wilen – Un Temoin dans la Ville – OST – Fontana – 1959


Recorded in Paris, April, 1959.
Original LP 10-inch issue: Fontana 660.226 MR.

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 records in 59 the music of the film ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ with Thelonious Monk and Art Blakey, then composes himself that 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.



Témoin dans la ville:

Mélodie pour les Radios-Taxis:

La vie n’est qu’une lutte:



Barney Wilen (Saxophone)
Kenny Dorham (Trumpet)
Duke Jordan (Piano)
Paul Rovère (Bass)
Kenny Clarke (Drums)


Side A

  • Témoin dans la ville  2’56
  • La Pendaison  0’59
  • Mélodie pour les Radios-Taxis  3’47
  • Poursuite et métro  2’80
  • Ambiance pourpre  0’57
  • Préméditation dans l’appartement  1’40

Side B

  • La vie n’est qu’une lutte  2’80
  • Complainte du chauffeur  0’38
  • Sur l’antenne  0’40
  • Blues de l’attente  4’11
  • S.O.S. Radio-Taxis 0’53
  • Final au jardin d’Acclimatation  3’39


Re-mastered from the original mono master tapes.
Cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Mastering.
Vinyl pressed by Optimal in Germany.
10-inch – Facsimile reissue using the original cover art.
Double insert using an original photo from 1959.
Each record has been visually checked to prevent defects.

Additional information

Weight 150 g
Dimensions 30 × 30 × 2 cm


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