Deconstructing John Coltrane’s ‘Giant Steps’

VOX Earworm widmet sich in diesem Feature John Coltrane’s ‘Giant Steps’, einem der größten Jazz Songs aller Zeiten und erklärt auch weniger musiktheoretische beleibten Menschen (wie mir) warum er das ist.

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John Coltrane, one of jazz history’s most revered saxophonists, released “Giant Steps” in 1959. It’s known across the jazz world as one of the most challenging compositions to improvise over for two reasons – it’s fast and it’s in three keys. Braxton Cook and Adam Neely give me a crash course in music theory to help me understand this notoriously difficult song, and I’m bringing you along for the ride. Even if you don’t understand a lick of music theory, you’ll likely walk away with an appreciation for this musical puzzle.

The most feared song in jazz, explained


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