℗ 2020 Atlantic Recording Corporation
Released September 18, 2020
Duration 37m 29s
Record Label Rhino Atlantic
Genre Jazz (Post Bop)

Giant Steps (2020 Remaster)

John Coltrane

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John Coltrane’s Giant Steps – the influential jazz saxophonist’s first album with Atlantic Records – continues to astound and inspire listeners 60 years after its release. Consistently lauded in music histories, Giant Steps was inducted into the Grammy® Hall of Fame in 2001 and went gold in 2018. To celebrate this seminal album’s six-decade anniversary, Rhino has remastered Giant Steps in its entirety! Giant Steps was recorded in 1959 at Atlantic Studios in New York City and features Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Paul Chambers on double bass, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Art Taylor on drums. It’s extraordinary to note that Coltrane began principal recording sessions for Giant Steps less than two weeks after finishing his work with Miles Davis on Kind of Blue, which became the best-selling jazz album in history. “People like to talk about Giant Steps as a test for young horn players and how he’s breaking new ground with some of the pieces," says Ravi Coltrane, son of John, who was born in 1965 and grew up in Southern California and is one of many reed players who have spent countless hours with the music. “But it’s the accessibility that stands out for me. The accessibility, despite how challenging some of the material is. It’s still all very listenable and very joyful. John’s music is a joy to study and to play. It’s a joy to listen to."
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Rhino Atlantic Studio Masters

Tracks 1-7 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source
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-1.64 to -0.75
-21.27 to -15.01
-18.60 to -13.00
9 to 12
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