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ERC059 John Coltrane - Giant Steps

In 1959 John Coltrane recorded “Giant Steps”, sending shock waves through the jazz world which can still be felt to this day.

Balancing the intense creativity of bebop and the soulful ferocity of hard bop, “Giant Steps” captures its audience from the very first note and refuses to let go. Bringing “Giant Steps” to the studio unrehearsed, Coltrane gave the audibility of improvisation enough space to blossom into a kind of raw magic and showcase the talents of pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Art Taylor who excel alongside Coltrane’s sometimes manic pace.

Marking a substantial turning point in Coltrane‘s personal life, the energy within this masterpiece radiates triumph, renewal and ambition.

Cut in True Mono directly from the original dedicated mono master tapes on our 1965 Lyrec all valve cutting system.

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Original sleeve (front).

Original sleeve (rear).

Original label (side 1)

Original label (side 2).

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