Giant Steps

John Coltrane - Giant Steps
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Based on 78 ratings
1960 Ratings: #2
January 1, 1960 / Release Date
LP / Format
Atlantic / Label
Nesuhi Ertegün / Producer
Jazz / Genres
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Giant Steps bore the double-edged sword of furthering the cause of the music as well as delivering it to an increasingly mainstream audience.

Possibly my favorite jazz record of all time. The pinnacle of bebop -- this album took harmonic experimentation to new heights. I mean, Giant Steps itself invented a whole new type of chord changes, which dance the tonic around the Circle of Fifths in a demented waltz. It's ridiculous.

To anyone looking to get into jazz, I highly recommend this record. It's got depth for sure, but it's also pretty accessible all things considered. When I first heard Giant Steps I was immediately captured by ... read more
ameniza todo. no había escuchado un jazz tal cual e independientemente de que el disco represente un gran factor en el jazz y sea de gran importancia en la historia de tal, me parece un excelente disco.
Countdown is bonkers, yeah I said it..

Naima makes me feel like a bad bitch. The first 15 seconds of Spiral continuously gives me goosebumps & Tommy Flanagan's piano work on it is something special.
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Track List

  1. Giant Steps
  2. Cousin Mary
  3. Countdown
  4. Spiral
  5. Syeeda's Song Flute
  6. Naima
  7. Mr. P.C.
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Added on: April 21, 2013