Sophisticated Giant

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Sophisticated Giant
Studio album by Dexter Gordon
Released 1977
Recorded June 1977
Genre Jazz
Length 45:39
Label Columbia
Producer Michael Cuscuna
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[1]

Sophisticated Giant is a 1977 jazz album by Dexter Gordon recorded in 1977 (after the saxophonist's return from Europe) by an eleven-piece band playing tunes arranged by trombone player Slide Hampton.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Laura" (D. Raskin) – 7:37
  2. "The Moontrane" (W. Shaw, Jr.) – 6:36
  3. "Red Top" (S. Hampton, B. Kynard) – 8:51

Side two[edit]

  1. "Fried Bananas" (D. Gordon) – 7:53
  2. "You're Blasé" (O. Hamilton, B. Sievier) – 9:49
  3. "How Insensitive" (N. Gimbel, A. C. Jobim, V. de Moraes) – 4:53
All tunes arranged by Slide Hampton
Recorded June 21 and 22, 1977; engineer, William Wittman



  1. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 88. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.