Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Giant Steps by John Coltrane, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Giant Steps is a 1976 Japanese reissue of an LP that was originally released in 1960.
The cover is VG+ with moderate foxing. The obi is VG++ with slight foxing, but no tears.
The insert is VG+ with slight foxing.
The disc is VG+ with a couple of light scuffs on each side. There are many spindle marks and a bit of foxing on the labels. The record has been played often but has been well cared for.
A nice copy of a classic Jazz LP and an album we rarely have in stock for very long.
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.
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:
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|Year of Release:||1976|