This has been a sad year in the world of television and film music — already we’ve lost Jerry Goldsmith, David Raksin, Fred Karlin and Elmer Bernstein. Now Variety reports that composer Gil Mille has died. Mille is perhaps best known for his TV scores for KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER, NIGHT GALLERY, THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN, and THE QUESTOR TAPES as well as the feature film THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN, among others.
I’m a huge fan of TV and film music… I listen almost exclusively to soundtracks as I write. I’ve been listening to a lot of Goldsmith, Raksin, Karlin and Bernstein over the last few month…Mille never quite attained their legendary status and wide appeal, but his scores were powerful, ground-breaking and memorable. He will be missed.
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I had the pleasure of working for him & with him in many jazz dates, as well as movies & most of the tv film shows you have mentioned.
Gil was a great guy to know & be around. Yes he was confident & had a vocabulary that wouldn’t quit.
The trumpets on most all the dates we did with Gil were Bobby Bryant, Oscar Brashear, & myself.
On many occasions we’d write down only the outstanding verbal descriptions Gil would offer the orch. to help us understand his musical intentions.
Always enjoyed being around him. Great talent.