Walter 'Gil' Fuller Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: July 11, 1949
Location: New York City
Label: Discovery

Walter 'Gil' Fuller (ldr), Jimmy Heath, Sahib Shihab (as), Pritchard Chessman, Billy Mitchell (ts), Cecil Payne (bar), Dave Burns, Mustapha Daleel [aka Oliver Mesheux], Bill Massey, William 'Chiefie' Scott [aka Abdul Salaam] (t), Charley Johnson, Haleen Rasheed, Candy Ross, Rip Tarrant (tb), Milt Jackson (vib, p), Percy Heath (b), Art Blakey (d), Walter 'Gil' Fuller (v, con)

a. D172    Mean To Me - 3:16  (Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert) / arr: Dave Burns, Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Jimmy Heath
     Discovery 78: 115   
b. D173    Workshop [aka Blues For A Debutante] - 2:45  (Walter 'Gil' Fuller) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
     Discovery 78: 108 — Blues For A Debutante/Tropicana   
c. D174    The Scene Changes - 2:45  (Walter 'Gil' Fuller) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
     Discovery 78: 115   
d. D175    Tropicana - 2:55  (Walter 'Gil' Fuller) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
     Discovery 78: 108 — Blues For A Debutante/Tropicana   
All titles on:      Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 2225 — The Bebop Boys   (1978)

Walter 'Gil' Fuller (v) on a.

Some sources give date as June 11, 1949 - confirmation needed.


Date: ca. October 1965
Location: Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Pacific Jazz

Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Gabe Baltazar, Buddy Collette (as), Bill Green, Carrington Visor (ts), Jack Nimitz (bar), John Audino, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hill, Melvin Moore (t), Sam Cassano, David Duke, Herman Lebow, Alan Robinson (frh), Jim Amlotte, Bob Fitzpatrick, Lester Robinson (tb), Dennis Budimir (g), Phil Moore (p), Jimmy Bond (b), Earl Palmer (d)

a.     Man From Monterey - 4:00  (Phil Moore) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
b.     Angel City - 8:20  (Walter 'Gil' Fuller) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
c.     The Shadow Of Your Smile - 2:48  (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
     World Pacific 45: 77801 — Be's That Way/Love Theme From 'The Sandpiper'   
d.     Groovin' High - 3:27  (Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
e.     Be's That Way - 4:39  (Walter 'Gil' Fuller) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
     World Pacific 45: 77801 — Be's That Way/Love Theme From 'The Sandpiper'   
f.     Big Sur - 4:37  (Walter 'Gil' Fuller) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
g.     Moontide - 3:56  (Walter 'Gil' Fuller) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
h.     The Things Are Here - 4:19  (Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
All titles on:      Pacific Jazz LP 12": PJ 93 — Gil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra Featuring Dizzy Gillespie   
     Pacific Jazz LP 12": ST 90458 — Gil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra Featuring Dizzy Gillespie   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 0777 7 80370 2 6 — Gil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra Featuring Dizzy Gillespie   (1992)
     Blue Note CD: 5099 9 5 17466 2 9 — Gil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra Featuring Dizzy Gillespie & James Moody   (2008)

Confirmation needed that trombonist listed as "Francis Fitzpatrick" is actually Bob Fitzpatrick.


Date: November 14, 23 & 24, 1965
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Pacific Jazz

Walter 'Gil' Fuller (ldr), James Moody (f, as, ts), Gabe Baltazar, Bill Green (as), Ira Schulman, Clifford Scott (ts), Bill Hood (bar), Conte Candoli, Chuck Foster, Melvin Moore, Al Porcino, Jimmy Zito (t), Sam Cassano, Alan Robinson, Gale Robinson (frh), Lou Blackburn (tb), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), Ernie Tack (btb), Mike Wofford (p), George Samper (org), Chuck Berghofer (b), Chuck Flores (d), Francisco Aguabella (per), Walter 'Gil' Fuller (con)

a. a-01    Tin Tin Deo - 2:52  (Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
     Pacific Jazz LP 12": LN 10128 — Night Flight   
b. a-02    I'm In the Mood For Love - 3:35  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
     Pacific Jazz LP 12": LN 10128 — Night Flight   
c. a-03    Night Flight - 2:58  (Johnny Magnus) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
     Pacific Jazz LP 12": LN 10128 — Night Flight   
d. a-04    Our Man Flint - 2:01  (Jerry Goldsmith, Bernie Wayne) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
e. a-05    Seesaw - 2:40  (Dave Burns, Walter 'Gil' Fuller) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
     Pacific Jazz LP 12": LN 10128 — Night Flight   
f. a-06    Batucada - 2:20  (Sergio Mendes, Marcos Valle) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
     Pacific Jazz LP 12": LN 10128 — Night Flight   
g. b-01    17 Mile Drive - 4:08  (Walter 'Gil' Fuller) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
     Pacific Jazz LP 12": LN 10128 — Night Flight   
h. b-02    A Patch Of Blue - 2:40  (Jerry Goldsmith) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
     World Pacific 45: 77818 — A Patch Of Blue/Sweets For My Sweet   
     Pacific Jazz LP 12": LN 10128 — Night Flight   
i. b-03    Latin Lady - 4:34  (Walter 'Gil' Fuller) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
     Pacific Jazz LP 12": LN 10128 — Night Flight   
j. b-04    Workshop [aka Blues For A Debutante] - 2:32  (Walter 'Gil' Fuller) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
     Pacific Jazz LP 12": LN 10128 — Night Flight   
k. b-05    Sweets For My Sweet - 2:50  (Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
     World Pacific 45: 77818 — A Patch Of Blue/Sweets For My Sweet   
l. b-06    Wild Chestnuts - 2:16  (Bill Hood) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
     Pacific Jazz LP 12": LN 10128 — Night Flight   
All titles on:      Pacific Jazz LP 12": ST 20101 — Night Flight   
     Blue Note CD: 5099 9 5 17466 2 9 — Gil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra Featuring Dizzy Gillespie & James Moody   (2008)

Conte Candoli (t) on b-f, h, j-l; Chuck Foster (t) on a, g, i; George Samper (org) on k.

i. listed as Blues For A Debutante.