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Sophisticated Giant

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Released  1977
Length  45:39
Release date  1977
Label  CBS Records International
Recorded  June 1977
Artist  Dexter Gordon
Producer  Michael Cuscuna
Genre  Jazz
Similar  Dexter Gordon albums, Jazz albums

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Sophisticated Giant is a 1977 jazz album by Dexter Gordon recorded in 1977 (after the saxophonist's return from Europe) by an eleven-piece band playing tunes arranged by trombone player Slide Hampton.

Contents

Side one

  1. "Laura" (D. Raskin) – 7:37
  2. "The Moontrane" (W. Shaw, Jr.) – 6:36
  3. "Red Top" (S. Hampton, B. Kynard) – 8:51

Side two

  1. "Fried Bananas" (D. Gordon) – 7:53
  2. "You're Blasé" (O. Hamilton, B. Sievier) – 9:49
  3. "How Insensitive" (N. Gimbel, A. C. Jobim, V. de Moraes) – 4:53
All tunes arranged by Slide Hampton Recorded June 21 and 22, 1977; engineer, William Wittman

Personnel

  • Dexter Gordon — tenor and soprano saxophone
  • Frank Wess — alto saxophone, flute, piccolo
  • Woody Shaw — trumpet, fluegelhorn
  • Benny Bailey — lead trumpet, fluegelhorn
  • Slide Hampton — trombone
  • Wayne Andre — lead trombone
  • Howard Johnson — tuba, baritone saxophone
  • Bobby Hutcherson — vibes
  • George Cables — piano
  • Rufus Reid — bass
  • Victor Lewis — drums
  • Songs

    1Laura
    2The Moontrane6:39
    3Red Top8:53

    References

    Sophisticated Giant Wikipedia


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