John Coltrane

Giant Steps


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The 5th album from American jazz saxophonist John Coltrane, originally released in 1960.

Recorded just a fortnight after Coltrane had completed the sessions for Miles Davis' "Kind Of Blue", the album features his explorations into third-related chord movements that came to be known as 'Coltrane changes'.

Jazz musicians continue to use the "Giant Steps" chord progression, which consists of a distinctive set of chords that create key centers a major third apart, as a practice piece and as a gateway into modern jazz improvisation. Several pieces on this album went on to become jazz standards, most prominently "Naima" and "Giant Steps".

 
Tracklist
Giant Steps 4:43
Cousin Mary 5:45
Countdown 2:21
Spiral 5:56
Syeeda's Song Flute 7:00
Naima 4:21
Mr. P. C. 6:57
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