Jazz Giants '58

Jazz Giants '58 is a 1958 album produced by Norman Granz featuring Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan and Harry "Sweets" Edison, accompanied by Louis Bellson and the Oscar Peterson trio.[2]

Jazz Giants '58
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RecordedAugust 1, 1957
LabelVerve Records
ProducerNorman Granz
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The album was similar in format to a previous all-star jazz studio session produced by Granz, The Jazz Giants '56. The earlier album featured a cast of seven 1930s swing veterans, including four from the Count Basie orchestras of the late 1930s and early 1940s. Jazz Giants '58 features a slightly younger and more stylistically diverse cast of seven players, including two West Coast Jazz saxophone stars, another alumna of the 1930s Basie band, the Oscar Peterson Trio, and a big band drummer. All of the Jazz Giants '58 musicians were recording mainstream swing music in the 1940s, but almost all had also gone on to play (at least occasionally) the modern jazz that developed after the World War II.

The session was reissued in 1966 as Gerry's Time replacing "Chocolate Sundae" by a track from 1959. Jazz Giants '58 was remastered and released on CD in 2008 as part of Verve Originals series.

Track listing

  1. "Chocolate Sundae" (Harry "Sweets" Edison, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Oscar Peterson) – 10:10
  2. "When Your Lover Has Gone" (Einar Aaron Swan) – 7:16
  3. "Candy" (Mack David, Joan Whitney Kramer, Alex Kramer) – 7:59
  4. "Ballade: "Lush Life"/"Lullaby of the Leaves"/"Makin' Whoopee"/"It Never Entered My Mind" (Billy Strayhorn)/(Bernice Petkere, Joe Young)/(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)/(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 11:54
  5. "Woody 'n' You" (Dizzy Gillespie) – 9:35




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