The Giant (Dizzy Gillespie album)

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The Giant
The Giant (Dizzy Gillespie album).jpg
Live album by Dizzy Gillespie
Released 1973 (1973)
Recorded April 13, 1973
Venue Paris, France
Genre Jazz
Length 33:28
Label America
AM 6133
Dizzy Gillespie chronology
The Giants of Jazz
(1971)The Giants of Jazz1971
The Giant
The Source
(1973)The Source1973

The Giant is a live album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. It was recorded in Paris, France, in 1973, and first released on the French America label.[1]


The Allmusic review stated: "Gillespie plays well enough... Still, the edge is missing on these explorations of standards and recent originals although he is in particularly fine form on the ballads".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Robert ChristgauB+[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stella By Starlight" (Victor Young, Ned Washington) - 7:45
  2. "I Waited For You" (Gil Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie) - 3:50
  3. "The Girl of My Dreams" (Sunny Clapp) - 5:24
  4. "Fiesta Mo-Jo" (Gillespie) - 11:21
  5. "Serenity" (Kenny Drew) - 5:08



  1. ^ Dizzy Gillespie discography accessed April 13, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. "Review: The Giant". Allmusic. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (June 16, 1975). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 83. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.