(2018) Gil's Guests

Gil Melle Quartet

... read moreBaritonist Gil Melle's recordings are usually a bit unusual and this CD reissue is no exception. Melle's nine compositions are performed by one of three sextet/septets featuring either Art Farmer, Kenny Dorham or Donald Byrd on trumpets, Hal McKusick or Phil Woods on alto, guitarist Joe Cinderella...

35′:19″ 6 Songs

1
Soudan (Remastered 2018)
Gil Melle Quartet
6:22
2
Tomorrow (Remastered 2018)
Gil Melle Quartet
6:10
3
Block Island (Remastered 2018)
Gil Melle Quartet
4:58
4
Sixpence (Remastered 2018)
Gil Melle Quartet
5:52
5
Still Life (Remastered 2018)
Gil Melle Quartet
8:11
6
Ghengis (Remastered 2018)
Gil Melle Quartet
3:46
Released 14 September 2018, J. Joes J. Edizioni Musicali

Review

Baritonist Gil Melle's recordings are usually a bit unusual and this CD reissue is no exception. Melle's nine compositions are performed by one of three sextet/septets featuring either Art Farmer, Kenny Dorham or Donald Byrd on trumpets, Hal McKusick or Phil Woods on alto, guitarist Joe Cinderella, bassist Vinnie Burke, drummer Ed Thigpen and sometimes either Julius Watkins on French horn or Don Butterfield on tuba. The charts are unpredictable and often dramatic, looking ahead toward a musical future that never occurred. Watkins takes solo honors during his three appearances. ~ Scott Yanow