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"'Giant Steps'" is a jazz recording by John Coltrane, on tenor saxophone, which is the first track on the album of the same name and is 4 minutes and 49 seconds long. The composition is a milestone for jazz musicians' progress, given the difficulty of improvising its rapid progression of chord changes that progress through three keys shifted by major thirds.

The saxophonist had previously used this technique on the LP Blue Train on the tunes Moment's Notice and Lazy… read more

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  • Avatar for Gerduin
    I love this song so much <3
  • Avatar for StuartHaden1
    He's steaming ahead......no one can match him.......or catch him.........he's gone.
  • Avatar for StuartHaden1
    The Trane speaks
  • Avatar for StuartHaden1
    The Garry Winogrand of jazz. Street wise, genial, quick thinking, his ear was as good as Garry's eyes. His music as good as Garry's photographs.
  • Avatar for supermediadave
    Actually this is more like J W Blue....
  • Avatar for supermediadave
    Chivas if you don't mind.
  • Avatar for moanin
    THE UNMISTAKEABLE SOUND OF THE TRANE STRAIGHT AHEAD,CLASSIC!!
  • Avatar for spoonere
    pass the brandy
  • Avatar for StuartHaden1
    giant steps from a giant of jazz
  • Avatar for clutnuckle
    one time i played bass when a few people at my high school performed this song live and i literally just played random notes quickly to give the impression that i knew how to do a walking bass line. it sounded ok.

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