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This is rather nice treatment of Django's tune.
Frenchman Barney Wilen covered a lot more of the GJ repertoire than most, it's easy to find his versions of Swing 39, Minor Swing, Menilmontant, et. al.
+1 I was meaning to recommend his Jazz Sur Seine record on the forums a while ago but forgot. The only person who mentioned it in passing was Jack Soref back in 2010. That's quite an unknown gem from 1958, about half of the record is Django tunes and tastefully done. He would have been 20 years old at the time.
Here's a playlist although some of them appear to be blocked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4IoPIHPllU&list=PLWgTE7o3WcFM7A4-UXFXztdCaeCtrXcOy&index=2
Thanks for the recommendation!
Thanks for the reminder. It is also because at that time, there was no such thing as GJ repertoire, it was just French jazz.
1959 Barney Wilen recorded with Thelonious Monk (and Charlie Rouse, Sam Jones, Art Taylor) some Monk tunes in a hurry for the movie "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" (Roger Vadim, France 1960)
Wilen is also the sax on Ascenseur pour l'échafaud, which was recorded just 2 months earlier. The soundtrack is probably more famous than the film ..
Yes, it is that...