John Coltrane – Giant Steps

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John Coltrane was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes and was at the forefront of free jazz. He led at least fifty recording sessions and appeared on many albums by other musicians, including trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk. Over the course of his career, Coltrane’s music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension. He remains one of the most influential saxophonists in music history. Giant Steps is his fifth studio album, released in February 1960 on Atlantic Records. This was his first album as leader for his new label Atlantic Records, with many of its tracks becoming practice templates for jazz saxophonists. In 2004, it was one of fifty recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry. It is considered one the most influential jazz albums of all time.

Label: Atlantic Records
Cat. # 8122787061

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