- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album #1: Perception PP-19 (1971)
- Original Album #2: Perception PP-13 (1970)
Description by OLDIES.com:
For those who require an introduction to Dizzy Gillespie, he was a legendary jazz trumpeter with both large and small bands, a leading exponent of bebop, and a pioneer of Afro-Cuban jazz in the US. Two of his albums are collected together on this single disc; on "Giant," Gillespie is joined by Bobby Hacket and pianist Mary Lou Williams. "Portrait of Jenny" is all of Dizzy's historical recordings.
- 1.Love For Sale
- 2.Autumn Leaves
- 4.Jitterbug Waltz
- 5.Willow Weep For Me
- 6.Birks Works
- 7.My Man
- 9.Diddy Wa Diddy
- 10.Me'n Them
2 LPs on 1 CD: GIANTS (1971)/PORTRAIT OF JENNY (1970).
Includes liner notes by Mark Marymont.
Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby Hackett (trumpet); Mary Lou Williams (piano); George Duvivier (bass); Grady Tate (drums).
POTRAIT OF JENNY:
Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet); Mike Longo (piano); George Davis (guitar); Andrew Gonzalez (bass); Jerry Gonzalez, Carlos Valdes (congas); Nicholas Marrero (timbales).
Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet); Bobby Hackett (trumpet); Mary Lou Williams, Mike Longo (piano); Grady Tate (drums); Jerry Gonzalez, Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas); Nicky Marrero (timbales).
Liner Note Author: Mark Marymont.
Two relatively obscure, but fine, Dizzy Gillespie albums, Giant and Portrait of Jenny, were combined on this single-CD reissue by Collectables. Although the sound and the packaging could be a little better, this still is a fine way for collectors to pick up these two records on disc. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine