Giant Box

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Giant Box
Giant Box.jpg
Studio album by Don Sebesky
Released 1973
Recorded April 9, 17 and 18, 1973
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 59:31
Label CTI
CTI 6031/32
Producer Creed Taylor
Don Sebesky chronology
Distant Galaxy
(1972)Distant Galaxy1972
Giant Box
The Rape of El Morro
(1975)The Rape of El Morro1975

Giant Box is a double album by American arranger/conductor and composer Don Sebesky featuring performances recorded in 1973 and released on the CTI label.[1]


The Allmusic review states "This may have been Creed Taylor's most ambitious single project... Thankfully the musicmaking lives up to the billing. Everything that gave CTI its distinctive sound and identity is here -- the classical adaptations, elaborate orchestrations and structuring, pop-tune covers, plenty of room for the star soloists to stretch out in a combo format... Giant Box still ranks as a sensational coup and a reminder of how potent CTI was at its peak".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 2/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Don Sebesky except as indicated
  1. "Firebird/Birds of Fire" (Igor Stravinsky/John McLaughlin) - 13:57
  2. "Song to a Seagull" (Joni Mitchell) - 5:49
  3. "Free as a Bird" - 8:16
  4. "Psalm 150" (Jimmy Webb) - 8:10
  5. "Vocalise" (Sergei Rachmaninoff) - 5:40
  6. "Fly/Circles" - 9:49
  7. "Semi-Tough" - 7:50
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on April 9, 17 and 18, 1973



  1. ^ CTI Records discography accessed February 24, 2012
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed February 24, 2012
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 176. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.