Gil Mellé (December 31, 1931 – October 28, 2004) was an artist, jazz musician and film composer.
In the 1950s, Mellé'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. Mellé 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, Mellé was one of the first to use electronic instruments (which…
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