Gil Fuller

American jazz arranger/composer and bandleader Gil Fuller

Walter Gilbert "Gil" Fuller was an American jazz arranger. He is no relation to the jazz trumpeter and vocalist Walter "Rosetta" Fuller. In the 1930s and 1940s, Fuller did extensive work writing and arranging for bandleaders such as Les Hite, Floyd Ray, Jimmie Lunceford, Billy Eckstine, and Tiny Bradshaw; he also worked with Benny Carter, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Machito and Tito Puente.
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Deceased
26 May 1994

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JAZZ REVIEW; A Coolly Lyrical Sound, But Not Exactly Smooth
NYTimes - over 12 years
When the alto saxophonist David Sanborn released his first album as a leader 30 years ago, there was no way of auguring the genre that would bubble up in his wake. Smooth jazz is unimaginable without Mr. Sanborn; his coolly imploring brand of lyricism runs through all its iterations, including the latest, urban jazz and chill. This is a source of
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Chico O'Farrill, 79, Musician And Leader in Afro-Cuban Jazz
NYTimes - over 16 years
Chico O'Farrill, the composer, arranger and onetime trumpeter who was one of the primary creators of Afro-Cuban jazz, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 79 and lived in Manhattan. In one of the happiest career-restoration stories of popular music, Mr. O'Farrill received more recognition in the last six years of his life than ever before, thanks
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Coaxed Back Down the Mountain
NYTimes - about 22 years
The arranger and composer Chico O'Farrill has spent a good portion of his career in darkness and exile, a strange place for one of the better writers of orchestral jazz. Though Mr. O'Farrill has written and arranged for Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton, Charlie Parker, Machito, Dizzy Gillespie and others, he has kept his distance from the American jazz
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THE GUIDE
NYTimes - over 25 years
FOLK DANCE BALL Easy dances for beginners to join in and a very advanced performance by the Hameed African Drum and Dance Ensemble will be featured at the sixth annual Folk Dance Ball on Saturday in Tenafly. Partners are not necessary for participating in the evening of line, circle and couple dances from all over the world. Dances of the Balkan
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Pop/Jazz; A Tribute For Gillespie And the Jazz He Created
NYTimes - about 27 years
Over the last year, the moon-cheeked trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie has received a Kennedy Center Award, starred in a forthcoming film called "The Winter in Lisbon," and been given the Duke Ellington award by Morton Gould on behalf of Ascap. He has also made two long tours through Europe (at one show, Vaclav Havel turned up), been the focus of a
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1994
    Age 73
    Died in 1994.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1920
    Born
    Born in 1920.
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