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Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: December 31, 1931 | Died: October 28, 2004

Gil Melle was an artist, jazz musician and film composer.

In the 1950s, Melle's paintings and sculptures were shown in New York galleries and he created the cover art for albums by Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins. Melle played the tenor and baritone saxophone with George Wallington, Max Roach, Tal Farlow, Oscar Pettiford, Ed Thigpen, Kenny Dorham and Zoot Sims.

As a film and television composer, Melle was one of the first to use electronic instruments (which he built himself), either alone or as an added voice among the string, wind, brass, and percussion sections of the orchestra. He was the first to compose a main theme for a television series arranged entirely for electronic instruments (Rod Serling's Night Gallery)....
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Music

Featured recording “Complete Blue Note 50's Sessions”

Complete Blue Note 50's Sessions

Blue Note Records
1998
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    Complete Blue Note 50's Sessions

    Blue Note Records
    1999
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