Album of the Day
Giant Steps (60th Anniversary Deluxe)
John Coltrane’s GIANT STEPS - the influential jazz saxophonist’s first album with Atlantic Records - continues to astound and inspire listeners six decades after its release. Cut in 1959 at Atlantic Studios in New York City, the collection is a landmark in modern jazz improvisation famed for its use of third-related chord movements, which are now known as “Coltrane changes.” Several compositions on the album have become jazz standards, including the ballad “Naima” (named for Coltrane's wife) and the title track. Now available as a 180-gram double-LP set and as a double-CD set, GIANT STEPS: 60th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION includes a newly remastered version of the original recording plus eight alternate takes.