John Lewis & Sacha Distel - Afternoon In Paris (Mono)
John Lewis & Sacha Distel - Afternoon In Paris (Mono)
John Lewis & Sacha Distel - Afternoon In Paris (Mono)
John Lewis & Sacha Distel - Afternoon In Paris (Mono)
John Lewis & Sacha Distel - Afternoon In Paris (Mono)
John Lewis & Sacha Distel - Afternoon In Paris (Mono)

John Lewis & Sacha Distel - Afternoon In Paris (Mono)

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Piano - John Lewis

Guitar - Sacha Distel

Tenor Saxophone - Barney Wilen

Bass - Pierre Michelot (A1-3), Percy Heath (B1-3)

Drums - Connie Kay (A1-3), Kenny Clarke (B1-3)

 

1 LP, Facsimile reissue with flipback sleeve with a double insert using an original photo by JC Bernath from 1956

Limited to 1,000 copies

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’

Mono

Studio

Record Press : Optimal in Germany using the Metal Mothers from Pallas

Label : SAM Records

Original Label : Versailles

Recorded in Paris on December 4 & 7, 1956

Remastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering Studio in London

Originally released in 1957

Reissued in 2021

 

Tracks:

Side A :

  1. I Cover The Waterfront (Johnny Green) (6’45)
  2. Dear Old Stockholm (Trad) (6’01)
  3. Afternoon in Paris (John Lewis) (9’21)

Side B :

  1. All The Things You Are (Jerome kern – Oscar Hammerstein) (5’12)
  2. Bags’ Groove (Milt Jackson) (6’08)
  3. Willow Weep For Me (Ann Ronnell) (9’33)

 

Awards :

Michael Fremer's 100 Recommended All-Analog LP Reissues Worth Owning - Rated 29/100!

The Absolute Sound Top Ten Vinyl Reissue of 2016!

 

Reviews :

"The pace is relaxed, thoughtful, ultra-refined and deliberate as it must be with Lewis leading. It also swings unfailingly. Fans will hear familiar, comfortable Lewis motifs and a sublime blending of piano and Distel's cleanly articulated hollow bodied guitar lines." Michael Fremer, Analogplanet

« It was in Paris that John Lewis co-led this 1956 date with Sacha Distel, a French guitarist who never became well-known in the U.S. but commanded a lot of respect in French jazz circles. The same can be said about the other French players employed on Afternoon in Paris -- neither tenor saxophonist Barney Wilen nor bassist Pierre Michelot were huge names in the U.S., although both were well-known in European jazz circles. With Lewis on piano, Distel on guitar, Wilen on tenor, Michelot or Percy Heath on bass, and Kenny Clarke or Connie Kay on drums, the part-American, part-French group of improvisers provides an above-average bop album that ranges from "Willow Weep for Me," "All The Things You Are," and "I Cover the Waterfront" to Milt Jackson's "Bags' Groove" and Lewis' title song. The big-toned Wilen was only 19 when Afternoon in Paris was recorded, but as his lyrical yet hard-swinging solos demonstrate, he matured quickly as a saxman. It should be noted that all of the Americans on this album had been members of the Modern Jazz Quartet; the only MJQ member who isn't on board is vibist Jackson. » AllMusic Review by Alex Henderson

It was in Paris that John Lewis co-led this 1956 date with Sacha Distel, a French guitarist who never became well known in the U.S. but commanded a lot of respect in French jazz circles. The same can be said about the other French players employed on ‘Afternoon in Paris’ — neither tenor saxophonist Barney Wilen nor bassist Pierre Michelot were huge names in the U.S., although both were well known in European jazz circles. With Lewis on piano, Distel on guitar, Wilen on tenor, Michelot or Percy Heath on bass, and Kenny Clarke or Connie Kay on drums, the part-American, part-French group of improvisers provides an above-average bop album that ranges from “Willow Weep for Me,” “All The Things You Are,” and “I Cover the Waterfront” to Milt Jackson’s “Bags’ Groove” and Lewis’ title song. The big-toned Wilen was only 19 when ‘Afternoon in Paris’ was recorded, but as his lyrical yet hard-swinging solos demonstrate, he matured quickly as a sax man. A mythic LP and one of the best recorded in France!!!

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 4 / 5 , Discogs : 4.71 / 5 , Michael Fremer : 9/11 Music, 8/11 Sound , The Absolute Sound : 4/5 Music, 4.5/5 Sonics

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