John Coltrane

Giant Steps (Gatefold) (37144)

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Giant Steps (Gatefold)

John Coltrane

Jazz Images

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LPS 159601

37144

JAZZ

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LP 8,25 €

THE FRANCIS WOLFF COLLECTION

LIMITED EDITION

DELUXE GATEFOLD SLEEVE

180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL

INCLUDES 2 BONUS TRACKS

Recording of Giant Steps commenced in early May of 1959 with a pair of sessions that featured Tommy Flanagan on piano and Art Taylor on drums, plus Paul Chambers, who was the only musician other than Coltrane to have performed on every date. When recording resumed in December of that year, pianist Wynton Kelly and drummer Jimmy Cobb replaced Flanagan and Taylor, completing the rhythm section of the Miles Davis group of that time. The main focus on the LP, however, consists of Coltrane’s tenor solos. All seven pieces issued on the album are compositions by the saxophonist. Giant Steps was John Coltrane’s debut on the Atlantic label and confirmed his importance in the jazz scene. At that time he was still a member of the Miles Davis group, which would soon record the immortal Kind of Blue.

PERSONNEL:

  • JOHN COLTRANE, tenor sax on all tracks, with:
  • ON TRACKS A1-A2, B1 & B3:
  • TOMMY FLANAGAN, piano; PAUL CHAMBERS, bass; ART TAYLOR, drums.
  • New York, May 5, 1959.
  • ON TRACKS A3-A4: Same personnel as above.
  • New York, May 4, 1959.
  • ON TRACK B2:
  • WYNTON KELLY, piano, PAUL CHAMBERS, bass; JIMMY COBB, drums.
  • New York, December 2, 1959.
  • (*) BONUS TRACKS: Same personnel & date as B2.
  • Originally issued on Coltrane Jazz (Atlantic SD-1354)

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • 01 GIANT STEPS
  • 02 COUSIN MARY
  • 03 COUNTDOWN
  • 04 SPIRAL
  • 05 SOME OTHER BLUES (*)
  • SIDE B
  • 01 SYEEDA’S SONG FLUTE
  • 02 NAIMA
  • 03 MR. P.C.
  • 04 FIFTH HOUSE (*)