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Coltrane Giants StepsColtrane Giants Steps If there was one album which transformed jazz it would have to be Coltrane’s first recording for Atlantic Records. Not only did it further the development of jazz but also succeeded in helping to bring it to a wider audience. It consisted of two sessions recorded between May and December 1959, and during that time Coltrane used two different trios that signalled a physical transformation from the old to the new world order – a giant leap into the unknown. This can be best summed up with a quote from Coltrane’s son Ravi, who said that his father used the Giant Steps progression in many of his later recordings "so Giant Steps can be seen as the beacon that shone forward over Coltrane’s most influential work of the 1960s and the freer playing that followed."

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  • Artist(s): Herbie Hancock
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