Dizzy Gillespie The Giants of Jazz (2-CD)
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Format: CD (2 Discs)
item number: ZSUR 40137
- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Atlantic SD 2-905 (1972)
Description by OLDIES.com:
A live recording of some of the greatest names in jazz music's history. 2-CDs with the jazz supergroup that was made up by Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Al McKibbon, Sonny Stitt and Kai Winding. Phenomenal jams all the way through from The Giants of Jazz, an ensemble that defined the word "Supergroup."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Tin Tin Deo
- 2.Night In Tunisia
- 3.Woody 'n' You
- 4.Tour De Force
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Allen's Alley
- 2.Blue 'n' Boogie
- 3.Everthing Happens To Me
- 4.Dizzy's Rap
- 5.Blue Monk
- 6.'Round Midnight
Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet); Dizzy Gillespie; Al McKibbon (upright bass); Art Blakey (drums); Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Kai Winding (trombone); Thelonious Monk (piano).
Audio Remixer: Michael Cuscuna.
Liner Note Authors: George Wein; David Redfern.
Recording information: Victoria Theatre, London, England.
Editor: Michael Cuscuna.
This two-LP set, Giants of Jazz, (which should be reissued on CD) features a dream band comprised of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt on alto and tenor, trombonist Kai Winding, pianist Thelonious Monk (in a very rare stint as a sideman), bassist Al McKibbon, and drummer Art Blakey. In general, the all-stars perform up to their usual standards on such standards as "Night in Tunisia," "Woody 'N' You," "Tour de Force," "Allen's Alley," and "Blue 'N' Boogie." Monk is well-featured on "Blue Monk" and "'Round Midnight" but Stitt steals honors on "Everything Happens to Me." A historic and superlative set. ~ Scott Yanow
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