In 1989, he recorded French Story at Studio 44 in The Netherlands together with the Mal Waldron trio, consisting of the jazz pianist Mal Waldron, Stafford James on bass and Eddie Moore on drums. They recorded eight jazz compositions from classic French movies. For example, “Julien Dans L’Ascenseur/Florence Sur Les Champs-Elysées” and “Générique” are original compositions by Miles Davis’ famous album Ascenseur Pour L’échafaud. “Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves)” origins from the French film Les Portes de la Nuit and is one of Yves Montand’s classic chansons.
Wilen’s album was released in 1990 on the Dutch jazz label Timeless Records. In 1992, the album first appeared on vinyl, but only counted six tracks. To celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Timeless Records, the album is being reissued in its entirety and including the tracks “No Problem” and “Quiet Temple”.
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- 1. Un Homme Et Une Femme
- 2. Julien Dans L´ascenseur / Florence Sur Les Champs-Elysees
- 3. Les Parapluies De Cherbourg
- 4. No Problem
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- 1. Manha De Carnaval
- 2. Generique
- 3. Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves)
- 4. Quiet Temple