Patterns in Jazz

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Patterns in Jazz
Patterns in Jazz.jpg
Studio album by Gil Mellé
Released 1956
Recorded April 1, 1956
Genre Jazz
Length 36:47
Label Blue Note
Producer Alfred Lion
Gil Mellé chronology
Five Impressions Of Color
Patterns in Jazz
Primitive Modern

Patterns in Jazz is an album by American saxophonist Gil Mellé recorded in 1956 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "Gil Melle's debut album for Blue Note, is filled with bright, bold colors and identifiable patterns that camouflage how adventurous the work actually is. On the surface, the music is cool and laid-back, but close listening reveals the invention in Melle's compositions and arrangements of the standards... Ultimately, Patterns in Jazz is cerebral music that swings -- it's entertaining, but stimulating".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gil Mellé except as indicated
  1. "The Set Break" - 4:48
  2. "Weird Valley" - 5:13
  3. "Moonlight in Vermont" (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf) - 4:52
  4. "Long Ago (And Far Away)" (Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern) - 4:32
  5. "The Arab Barber Blues" - 9:05
  6. "Nice Question" - 8:17
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on April 1, 1956.



  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed December 28, 2010
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed December 28, 2010