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Giant Steps

Giant Steps
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9 years, 1 month ago at Jan 19 17:05
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1. Giant Steps
2. Cousin Mary
3. Countdown
4. Spiral
5. Syeeda's Song Flute
6. Naima
7. Mr. P.C.
8. Giant Steps
9. Naima
10. Cousin Mary
11. Countdown
12. Syeeda's Song Flute

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3 years, 2 months ago at Dec 31 12:18
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Giant Steps is one of my favorite hard bop'n albums. The title track is a great example of how tight one band can be. The tempo is fast and Coltrane never lets up the whole time. The whole album is like this and the bonus tracks offer a little bit of variation with an extra solo on the Countdown one. I'd still rather get the LP though. If anyone is new to Coltrane and Hard Bop look no further. Thi... read more
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Trane's adventurous 1960 release, the first to feature solely his own compositions. Remastered from the original tapes, this landmark of modern jazz is further enhanced with 4 alternate takes. Includes the title track; Cousin Mary; Countdown; Spiral; Syeeda's Flute Song; Naima , and Mr. P.C .
Manufacturer: Atlantic
Release date: 25 October 1990
EAN: 0075678133725 UPC: 075678133725
Jazz (7), 1960s (1), 1960 (1)
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Top Albums of 1960 (30 music items)

" Giant Steps by John Coltrane (1960) Average Rating: 83/100 In 1959, Miles Davis' business manager Harold Lovett negotiated a record contract for Coltrane with Atlantic, the terms including a $7000 annual guarantee. Initial sessions for this album, the second recording date for Coltrane under his new contract after a January 15 date led by Milt Jackson, took place on March 26, 1959. The results of this session with Cedar Walton and Lex Humphries were not used, but appeared on subsequent c"


markjazz posted a review 3 years, 2 months ago

“Giant Steps is one of my favorite hard bop'n albums. The title track is a great example of how tight one band can be. The tempo is fast and Coltrane never lets up the whole time. The whole album is like this and the bonus tracks offer a little bit of variation with an extra solo on the Countdown one. I'd still rather get the LP though. If anyone is new to Coltrane and Hard Bop look no further. This was when he was just hitting his prime and becoming a true leader...in my opinion.” read more

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""With characteristic humility, Coltrane said the title of this album referred to the loping instrumental gait of his bassist, Paul Chambers. In fact, the LP was one of two giant steps Coltrane himself made in 1959: his playing on Miles Davis' epochal Kind of Blue and the recording of this, Coltrane's Atlantic debut. On seven originals, he played with a heated melodic enthusiasm - flying clusters of notes - that declared new possibilities for jazz improvisation and predicted the ferocious, harmon"


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jwah24 posted a review 9 years, 1 month ago

“1. Giant Steps

2. Cousin Mary

3. Countdown

4. Spiral

5. Syeeda's Song Flute

6. Naima

7. Mr. P.C.

8. Giant Steps

9. Naima

10. Cousin Mary

11. Countdown

12. Syeeda's Song Flute

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