The Little Giant

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The Little Giant
The Little Giant.jpg
Studio album by Johnny Griffin
Released Late November/early December 1959[1]
Recorded August 4–5, 1959
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 34:16
Label Riverside
RLP 12-304
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Johnny Griffin chronology
Way Out!
(1958)Way Out!1958
The Little Giant
The Big Soul-Band
(1960)The Big Soul-Band1960
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[2]

The Little Giant is an album by jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin and his all-star sextet, released on the Riverside label in 1959. It was Griffin's third album on Riverside.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Olive Refractions" (Norman Simmons) - 4:17
  2. "The Message" (Simmons) - 7:24
  3. "Lonely One" (Babs Gonzales) 4:09
  4. "63rd Street Theme" (Griffin) - 7:35
  5. "Playmates" (Saxie Dowell) - 4:19
  6. "Venus and the Moon" (Simmons) - 6:32



  1. ^ Billboard Dec 7, 1959
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 89. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.