Kai Winding: Jazz Door
The Giants of Jazz, "The Giants of Jazz -
Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Al McKibbon, Sonny Stitt, Kai
Winding, Art Blakey/The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet - Live," Jazz Door
[import] #JDW-81786 (alternate catalog number is #JD 1277) (2007).[CD Reissue]
Recorded live in Belgrade; November 2, 1971.
Musician personnel and tracklist:
[above right: back of CD Booklet]
Quote from the CD booklet: "Unlike
many other all-star bands assembled by clever promotors, the sextet
that toured the world in fall 1971 rightly had its name, The Giants of
Each member -- except Al McKibbon, who interrupted his studio work --
was a "star" and band leader in his own right. And each of them
-- except Kai Winding, who started his career with the Benny Goodman
and Stan Kenton big bands -- had their share in the creation of bebop
in the mid-forties while, at the same time, developing their individual
styles of musical expression.
The Giants of Jazz worked as a blowing session showcasing the combined
powers of some of the greatest individuals in the history of modern
Three years later, Dizzy Gillespie lead a quintet, including Sonny
Stitt, which combined the fervor of early bebop with some Latin and
up-to-date funky tinge."
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