The Giants of Jazz (album)

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The Giants of Jazz
Live album by Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie, Al McKibbon, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Stitt and Kai Winding
Released 1972
Recorded November 14, 1971
Victoria Theatre, London
Genre Jazz
Length 90:32
Label Atlantic
SD 2-905
Producer George Wein
Dizzy Gillespie chronology
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(1971)
The Giants of Jazz
(1971)
The Giant
(1972)
Art Blakey chronology
Jazz Messengers '70
(1970)
The Giants of Jazz
(1971)
Child's Dance
(1972)

The Giants of Jazz is a live album of an English concert by Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie, Al McKibbon, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Stitt and Kai Winding, who were collectively billed as The Giants of Jazz, which was released on the Atlantic label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review called the album "A historic and superlative set".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tin Tin Deo" (Gil Fuller, Chano Pozo) – 11:42
  2. "Night in Tunisia" (Dizzy Gillespie, Felix Paparelli) – 10:22
  3. "Woody 'n' You" (Gillespie) – 8:34
  4. "Tour de Force" (Gillespie) – 13:22
  5. "Allen's Alley (Be Bop Tune)" (Denzil Best) – 8:38
  6. "Blue 'n' Boogie" (Gillespie) – 13:50
  7. "Everthing Happens to Me" (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) – 4:52
  8. Dizzy's Rap – 1:09
  9. "Blue Monk" (Thelonious Monk) – 9:44
  10. "'Round Midnight" (Monk) – 8:19

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dizzy Gillespie discography accessed April 12, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed April 12, 2012