John Coltrane – Giant Steps Japan LP with obi


A Japanese pressing of Giant Steps by John Coltrane, complete with original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Giant Steps by John Coltrane, complete with original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Giant Steps is a 1971 Japanese reissue of an LP that was originally released in 1960.

The cover is VG++, with a minor corner dent a bit of foxing on the back.  The obi is VG++ with faint wear but no tears. The informational insert is included.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.

A beautiful copy of a classic Jazz LP.

Background: Released in 1960, Giant Steps was John Coltrane’s fifth album as a bandleader.  The album was eventually certified gold by the RIAA, a rare milestone for a jazz LP. gave Giant Steps a 5 star review:

History will undoubtedly enshrine this disc as a watershed the likes of which may never truly be appreciated. Giant Steps bore the double-edged sword of furthering the cause of the music as well as delivering it to an increasingly mainstream audience. Although this was John Coltrane’s debut for Atlantic, he was concurrently performing and recording with Miles Davis. Within the space of less than three weeks, Coltrane would complete his work with Davis and company on another genre-defining disc, Kind of Blue, before commencing his efforts on this one. … The resolute intensity of “Countdown” does more to modernize jazz in 141 seconds than many artists do in their entire careers.

You can listen to “Countdown” here:


Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Atlantic
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1971
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in