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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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John Coltrane, 'Giant Steps'


John Coltrane, 'Giant Steps'
103/500

Atlantic, 1960

Coltrane made two giant steps in 1959: playing on Miles Davis' Kind of Blue and recording his first classic. He played flying clusters of notes that declared new possibilities for jazz improvisation and predicted the ferocious, harmonically open lyricism of his mid-Sixties albums.


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