Gil Mellé ‎– The Complete Blue Note Fifties Sessions

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Blue Note ‎– 7243 4 95718 2 2, Blue Note ‎– 95718
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2 × CD, Compilation, Limited Edition, Mono
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1-1 Four Moons 2:23
1-2 The Gears 3:06
1-3 Mars 2:46
1-4 Sunset Concerto 2:03
1-5 Cyclotron 3:13
1-6 October 3:41
1-7 Under Capricorn 2:58
1-8 Venus 3:40
1-9 Lover Man
Written-By – Ram Ramirez*
5:55
1-10 Spellbound
Written-By – Miklos Rozas*
3:18
1-11 Transition 5:12
1-12 A Lion Lives Here 3:50
1-13 Timepiece 3:10
1-14 Gingersnap 3:17
1-15 The Nearness Of You
Written-By – H. Carmichael*, N. Washington*
4:17
1-16 Lullaby Of Birdland
Written-By – George Shearing
3:46
1-17 Ballalde For Guitar 3:53
1-18 Metropolitan 2:50
1-19 Newport News 4:55
2-1 Summertime
Written-By – D. Heyward*, G. Gershwin*
3:59
2-2 Quadrille For Moderns 3:31
Five Impressions Of Color (12:37)
2-3.1 Spectrum Violet
2-3.2 Sea Green
2-3.3 Royal Blue
2-3.4 Ebony
2-3.5 Spectrum Red
2-4 Life Begins At Midnight 4:24
2-5 Night Train To Wildwood 4:10
2-6 Threadneedle Street 4:15
2-7 Weird Valley 5:13
2-8 The Set Break 4:48
2-9 Moonlight In Vermont
Written-By – J. Blackburn*, K. Suessodorf*
4:52
2-10 Long Ago And Far Away
Written-By – I. Gershwin*, J. Kern*
4:32
2-11 The Arab Barber Blues 9:05
2-12 Nice Questions 8:17

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Obi reads: This CD contains all of Gil Mellé's classic Blue Note material on two CDs taken from four 10" and one 12" LP.

Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey between 1952 and 1956.
1-1 to 1-4: recorded March 2, 1952.
1-5 to 1-8: recorded January 31, 1953.
1-9 to 1-15: recorded October 25, 1953.
1-16 to 1-19, 2-1, 2-2: recorded August 5, 1954.
2-3 to 2-6: recorded February 27, 1955.
2-7 to 2-12: recorded April 1, 1956.

1-1 to 1-8: previously released on a 10" (BLP 5020).
1-9 to 1-14: previously released on a 10" (BLP 5033).
1-15: previously unreleased.
1-16 to 1-19, 2-1, 2-2: previously released on a 10" (BLP 5054).
2-3 to 2-6: previously released on a 10" (BLP 5063).
2-7 to 2-12: previously released on a LP (BLP 1517).

Comes with a 12-page booklet and obi.

There's another uncredited photo inside of the booklet: Gil Mellé playing the world first drum machine, Percussotron III, in 1969 - for the "Andromeda Strain" (Michael Crichton) film score. It was designed and built by Mellé as well as two earlier versions in 1965.

Cat# on front cover & obi: "95718".
Cat# on spine: "7243 4 95718 2 2".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 2434-95718-2 2
  • Other (Disc 1 Cat#): 7243 4 95719 2 1
  • Other (Disc 2 Cat#): 7243 4 95720 2 7

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