Gil Melle Catalog

1952 (age 21)

Gil Melle Quintet/Gil Melle Sextet  (Blue Note (J) K18P-9275)

Eddie Bert, trombone; Gil Melle, tenor sax; Joe Manning, vibes; George Wallington, piano; Red Mitchell, bass; Max Roach, drums; Monica Dell, vocals #2-4.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 2, 1952
1. BN461-3 (tk.4)Four Moons
2. BN462-3 (tk.8)The Gears
3. BN463-0 (tk.9)Mars
4. BN464-0 (tk.10)Sunset Concerto
Eddie Bert as X. Kentonite, trombone; Gil Melle, tenor sax; Tal Farlow, guitar; Clyde Lombardi, bass; Joe Morello, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 31, 1953
BN465-4 tk.5Cyclotron
BN466-2 tk.8October
BN467-0 tk.10Under Capricorn
BN468-0 tk.13Venus
Urbie Green, trombone; Gil Melle, tenor, baritone sax; Tal Farlow, guitar; Clyde Lombardi, bass; Joe Morello, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 25, 1953
BN526-2 tk.3Lover Man
BN528-2 tk.11Spellbound
BN529-1 tk.14Transition
BN530-1 tk.16A Lion Lives Here
BN531-2 tk.19Timepiece
BN527-5 tk.23Gingersnap
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 5020 + BLP 5033.

1953

Gil Melle - The Complete Blue Note Fifties Sessions  (Blue Note 7243 4 95718 2 2)

Urbie Green, trombone; Gil Melle, tenor, baritone sax; Tal Farlow, guitar; Clyde Lombardi, bass; Joe Morello, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 25, 1953
BN532-0 tk.27The Nearness Of You
Gil Melle, baritone sax; Lou Mecca, guitar; Billy Phillips, bass; Vinnie Thomas, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 5, 1954
tk.4Lullaby Of Birdland
tk.8Ballade For Guitar
tk.10Metropolitan
tk.18Newport News
tk.19Quadrille For Moderns
tk.20Summertime
Don Butterfield, tuba; Gil Melle, baritone sax; Lou Mecca, guitar; Billy Phillips, bass; Vinnie Thomas, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, February 27, 1955
tk.1Five Impressions Of Color: I. Spectrum Violet / II. Sea Green / III. Royal Blue / IV. Ebony / V. Spectrum Red
tk.5Life Begins At Midnight
tk.7Threadneedle Street
tk.9Night Train To Wildwood
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 5020 + BLP 5033 + BLP 5054 + BLP 5063 + BLP 1517 + 1 bonus track.

1956

Gil Melle - Patterns In Jazz  (Blue Note BLP 1517)

Eddie Bert, trombone #1-4; Gil Melle, baritone sax; Joe Cinderella, guitar; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 1, 1956
1. tk.5Weird Valley
2. tk.10The Set Break
3. tk.11Moonlight In Vermont
4. tk.12Long Ago And Far Away
5. tk.13The Arab Barber Blues
6. tk.14Nice Question
** part of Blue Note 7243 4 95718 2 2.

Melle Plays Primitive Modern  (Prestige PRLP 7040)

Gil Melle, baritone sax; Joe Cinderella, guitar; Billy Phillips, bass; Edmond Thigpen, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 20, 1956
877Adventure Swing
878Mark One
879Dedicatory Piece To The Geo-Physical Year Of 1957
same personnel.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 1, 1956
908Dominica
909Ballet Time
910Iron Works
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC-1712 entitled "Gil Melle Quartet - Melle Plays Primitive Modern".
** part of Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1712-2.

Gil Melle Quartet - Gil's Guests  (Prestige PRLP 7063)

Gil Melle, baritone sax; Joe Cinderella, guitar; Vinnie Burke, bass; Edmond Thigpen, drums; + Art Farmer, trumpet; Julius Watkins, French horn; Hal McKusick, alto sax, flute.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 10, 1956
955Block Island
956Tomorrow
957Soudan
Gil Melle, baritone sax; Joe Cinderella, guitar; Vinnie Burke, bass; Edmond Thigpen, drums; + Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Don Butterfield, tuba; Hal McKusick, alto sax.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 24, 1956
966Still Life
967Sixpence
968Ghengis
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC-1753, OJCCD-1753-2.

Gil Melle Quartet - Gil's Guests  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1753-2)

Gil Melle, baritone sax; Joe Cinderella, guitar; George Duvivier, bass; Shadow Wilson, drums; + Art Farmer, trumpet; Hal McKusick, alto sax; Seldon Powell, tenor sax; Teddy Charles, vibes.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 18, 1957
1058Funk For Star People
1059Golden Age
1060Herbie
** reissue of Prestige PRLP 7063 + 3 bonus tracks.

1957

Gil Melle Quartet - Quadrama  (Prestige PRLP 7097)

Gil Melle, baritone sax; Joe Cinderella, guitar; George Duvivier, bass; Shadow Wilson, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 26, 1957
1218Walter Ego
1219Jacqueline
1220It Don't Mean A Thing
1221Full House
1222Quadrama
1223In A Sentimental Mood
1224Rush Hour In Hong Kong
** part of Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1712-2.

1968 (age 37)

Gil Melle - Tome VI  (Verve V/V6 8744)

Gil Melle, soprano sax, Tome VI, Effects Generator; Forrest Westbrook, piano, Electar; Benfaral Matthews, bass, cello, Envelope; Fred C. Stofflet, percussion, Doomsday Machine.
NYC, February 8, 1968
104256Blue Quasar
104257Man With The Flashlight
104258Elgin Marble
104259Jog Falls Spinning Song

1970

Gil Melle - Waterbirds  (Nocturne NRS-702)

Gil Melle, soprano sax, composer, orchestrator, special electronic musical instruments; Pete Robinson, Fender piano #4,6,7; Joe Cinderella, guitar #1; Art Johnson, guitar #2,3,5; Dave Parlato, Fender bass #2-7; Fred C. Stofflet, drums.
released 1970
1.Waterbirds (Pt. 1)
2.Waterbirds (Pt. 2)
3.Walkin' Down The Gloomy Streets...Alone...Broke...Depressed...Gonna Kill Myself Blues
4.Little Big Horn
5.The Love Song
6.My Sweet Charlie
7.Charlie Chaplin
** also issued on Jazz Chronicles JCS-702.

1971 (age 40)

Gil Melle - The Andromeda Strain (Original Electronic Soundtrack)  (Kapp KRS-5513)

Gil Melle, producer, composer, arranger.
released 1971
Wildfire
Hex
Andromeda
Desert Trip
The Piedmont Elegy
Op
Xenogenesis
Strobe Crystal Green

1988 (age 57)

Gil Melle - Mindscape  (Blue Note B1-92168)

Gil Melle, composer, electro orchestrator, programs, all instruments, producer.
Diamondhead, Malibu, CA, 1988-1989
Mindscape
Double Exposure
Message From Mozambique
Shadow And Substance: Vintage Autumn / Experiment Perilous / Zero In The Universe
Bird Of Paradise
The Blue Lion
Neon Canyons
Swamp Girl
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 92168 2.

Gil Melle - Mindscape  (Blue Note CDP 7 92168 2)

Gil Melle, composer, electro orchestrator, programs, all instruments, producer.: same session.
Diamondhead, Malibu, CA, 1988-1989
Anti-Gravitational
The Richest Man In Bogota
** reissue of Blue Note B1-92168 + 2 bonus tracks.