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John Coltrane Giant Steps

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Posted on September 17, 2020 at 17:25:58
fantja
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60th Anniversary tomorrow. There will be releases to celebrate his debut album as a leader.

 

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I'm underwhelmed. *, posted on September 17, 2020 at 18:58:17
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Whether or not you can observe a thing depends upon the theory you use. It is the theory which decides what can be observed. - Albert Einstein

 

A truly whelming post. **, posted on September 17, 2020 at 19:03:16
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When all is said and done it's my favorite 'Trane..., posted on September 17, 2020 at 23:19:21
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as much as some others are imperative at times, Giant Steps always works.

I will venture to say it is the one LP where there's consistent joy in his sound.

Later recordings there's much going on but less that sound of joy.

Thanks for the heads up!!!

"Once this was all Black Plasma and Imagination"-Michael McClure


 

Even Stevie Wonder plays Giant Steps!, posted on September 18, 2020 at 03:41:31
andy evans
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For me this has always been THE tune to suggest when you're jamming with new guys!

 

RE: I'm underwhelmed. *, posted on September 18, 2020 at 20:33:58
fantja
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Sublime details in Coltrane's playing.

 

RE: Interesting Take on Giant Steps, posted on September 18, 2020 at 22:18:50
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Ethan Hein explains why "Giant Steps" was in some sense a "dead end" in jazz, and it was Coltrane's genius to create it in the first place and then understand it as a dead end and move on in to a deeper musical understanding--a concept that "jazz bros" to this day still haven't picked up on.

 

RE: Interesting Take on Giant Steps, posted on September 19, 2020 at 00:23:16
fantja
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Excellent article! We Jazz Hounds tend to forget Coltrane's playing speed at times.

 

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