This is one of the great masterworks that offers accessibility, soul, and growing complexity. Released in 1959, Giant Steps reveals Coltrane at the cusp of his next jazz thing. He's knocking on the traditional walls and drawing up blueprints for his next phase. There's also something to be said about the strong sense of familiarity in this album. Giant Steps offers up so many concrete touchstones in the usually abstract jazz world. Once familiarized, parts of the album will trigger memory rushes and sensory illusions. This heavyweight 180g reissue is part of the Leloir Collection, a limited retrospective series of some of the best jazz albums of all time with new artwork incorporating Jean-Pierre Leloir's iconic photography. Highly recommended.
- limited edition
- 180 gram virgin vinyl reissue
- new cover art featuring iconic photos by Jean-Pierre Leloir
- deluxe gatefold sleeve
- music label: Jazz Images 2016
reviewed by the mgmnt 09/2014
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