The Giant (Dizzy Gillespie album)

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

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
Robert ChristgauB+[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[4]

Track listing

  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. 1 2 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. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 83. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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