Gil Fuller

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Not to be confused with Walter Fuller (musician). Gil Fuller_sentence_0

Walter Gilbert "Gil" Fuller (April 14, 1920, Los Angeles, California – May 26, 1994, San Diego, California) was an American jazz arranger. Gil Fuller_sentence_1

He is no relation to the jazz trumpeter and vocalist Walter "Rosetta" Fuller. Gil Fuller_sentence_2

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. Gil Fuller_sentence_3

After World War II he found himself increasingly in demand as a bebop arranger along with fellow modern arrangers Tadd Dameron, Gil Evans, and George Russell. Gil Fuller_sentence_4

Fuller's work with Dizzy Gillespie was of particular note, yielding the tunes "Manteca", "Swedish Suite", "Tin Tin Deo", and "One Bass Hit". Gil Fuller_sentence_5

He is the composer of the jazz standard ballad "I Waited For You", co-credited with Dizzy Gillespie. Gil Fuller_sentence_6

Fuller started his own publishing company in 1957, and while he continued to work with some jazz musicians (including Stan Kenton in 1955 and again in the 1960s), he also branched out into film music and pop (with Ray Charles, among others). Gil Fuller_sentence_7

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