Gil's Guests - Gil Melle Quartet
Track Listing
  1. Soudan
  2. Tomorrow
  3. Block Island
  4. Six Pence
  5. Still Life
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  1. Soudan
  2. Tomorrow
  3. Block Island
  4. Six Pence
  5. Still Life
  6. Ghengis
  7. Funk for Star People
  8. Golden Age
  9. Herbie
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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. ...