Giants (Dizzy Gillespie album)

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Live album by Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby Hackett and Mary Lou Williams
Released 1971
Recorded January 31, 1971
Overseas Press Club, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 49:16
Label Perception
PLP 19
Producer Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie chronology
Portrait of Jenny
Dizzy Gillespie and the Mitchell Ruff Duo in Concert

Giants (also released as Mary Lou Williams and the Trumpet Giants) is a live album by trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Bobby Hackett and pianist Mary Lou Williams recorded in 1971 and originally released on the Perception label.[1]


The Allmusic review stated "The music (seven standards) is generally quite melodic and swinging but the closer, a classic version of "My Man," steals the show. It is interesting to hear the contrast between the two brassmen. Hackett was always a very complementary player, so the combination works well".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Love for Sale" (Cole Porter) - 8:22
  2. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert) - 6:33
  3. "Caravan" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol) - 6:19
  4. "Jitterbug Waltz" (Fats Waller) - 7:10
  5. "Willow Weep for Me" (Ann Ronell) - 5:23
  6. "Birk's Works" (Dizzy Gillespie) - 7:06
  7. "My Man" (Jacques Charles, Channing Pollock, Albert Willemetz, Maurice Yvain) - 8:23



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