Prague – Oct. 30, 1971
The Giants Of Jazz
7 songs featuring the all-star bebop band
During 1971-72, George Wein organized the Giants Of Jazz, a touring sextet of survivors from the bebop era.
Comprised of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, altoist Sonny Stitt, trombonist Kai Winding, pianist Thelonious Monk, bassist Al McKibbon, and drummer Art Blakey, the group lived up to its potential and delighted audiences around the world.
This full-length program features the group on “’ Round Midnight” (with Monk in the spotlight), “Tour De Force,” Sonny Stitt’s showcase on “Everything Happens To Me,” “Woody’n You,” Kai Winding on “Lover Man,” “Tin Tin Deo,” and “A Night In Tunisia.”
This is classic stuff.