176

Gil Melle: Complete Blue Note 50's Sessions

By

Sign in to view read count
Gil Melle: Complete Blue Note 50's Sessions This wonderful 2-CD set by saxophonist Gil Melle is one of six titles released as part of Blue Note's new Connoisseur 10" series. The set consists of four 10" LPs and the one 12" LP (Patterns In Jazz) Gil recorded for the label. These extremely rare sessions contain a mix of straight bop, a number of standards and many of Melle's unique third stream compositions. Melle's use of a guitar (Tal Farlow, Lou Mecca and Joe Cinderella) in place of a piano was seen as a bold, innovative step.

At the time of these recordings, 1952 to 1956, Melle was quite prolific, but by 1957 he had moved on to pursue other interests. He has scored over 125 films, painted, experimented with electronic instruments and is often credited for inventing the first drum machine.

Although these discs do contain some sonic imperfections they remain a valuable document of one of the most cerebral and creative figures in jazz.

Track Listing: DISC 1:
1. Four Moons; 2. Gears; 3. Mars; 4. Sunset Concerto; 5. Cyclotron; 6. October; 7. Under Capricorn; 8. Venus; 9. Lover Man; 10. Spellbound; 11. Transition; 12. Lion Lives Here; 13. Timepiece; 14. Gingersnap; 15. Nearness of You; 16. Lullaby of Birdland; 17. Ballade For Guitar; 18. Metropolitan; 19. Newport News.

DISC 2:
1. Summertime; 2. Quadrille For Moderns; 3. Five Impressions of Color: Spectrum Violet / Sea Green / Royal; Blue / Ebony / Spectrum Red; 4. Life Begins at Midnight; 5. Night Train to Wildwood; 6. Threadneedle Street; 7. Weird Valley; 8. Set Break; 9. Moonlight in Vermont; 10. Long Ago and Far Away; 11. Arab Barber Blues; 12. Nice Questions.

Title: Complete Blue Note 50's Sessions | Year Released: 1999 | Record Label: Blue Note Records


Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read The Company I Keep CD/LP/Track Review The Company I Keep
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: June 28, 2017
Read Ma De Re Sha CD/LP/Track Review Ma De Re Sha
by Geno Thackara
Published: June 28, 2017
Read Ask Seek Knock CD/LP/Track Review Ask Seek Knock
by Roger Farbey
Published: June 28, 2017
Read Air and Light and Time and Space CD/LP/Track Review Air and Light and Time and Space
by John Eyles
Published: June 28, 2017
Read Eleven Cages CD/LP/Track Review Eleven Cages
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: June 27, 2017
Read Afro-Caribbean Mixtape CD/LP/Track Review Afro-Caribbean Mixtape
by Mark F. Turner
Published: June 27, 2017
Read "Up and Coming" CD/LP/Track Review Up and Coming
by Matthew Aquiline
Published: January 29, 2017
Read "Short Stories" CD/LP/Track Review Short Stories
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: November 3, 2016
Read "Autumn Tales" CD/LP/Track Review Autumn Tales
by Chris Mosey
Published: June 20, 2017
Read "When the sleeping fish turn red and the skies start to sing in C major I will follow you to the end" CD/LP/Track Review When the sleeping fish turn red and the skies start to sing...
by Jakob Baekgaard
Published: September 13, 2016
Read "Alpha Centauri" CD/LP/Track Review Alpha Centauri
by Mark F. Turner
Published: July 4, 2016
Read "Lovers" CD/LP/Track Review Lovers
by Mark Sullivan
Published: September 23, 2016

Smart Advertising!

Musician? Boost your visibility at All About Jazz and drive traffic to your website with our Premium Profile service.