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Giant Steps (album) by John Coltrane 

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Giant Steps
Giant Steps by John Coltrane (1960)
Overall rank: 568th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 423 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1960 (2nd)
Top 100 albums of the 1960s (67th)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (568th)

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John Coltrane bestography

Giant Steps is ranked 3rd best out of 67 albums by John Coltrane on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by John Coltrane is A Love Supreme which is ranked number 91 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 26,146.

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Members who like this album also like: Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis, A Love Supreme by John Coltrane and Rubber Soul by The Beatles.

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Giant Steps track list

Overall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickGiant Steps
 86/100 (73 votes)
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2.Cousin Mary
 82/100 (59 votes)
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3.Countdown
 81/100 (51 votes)
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4.Spiral
 83/100 (56 votes)
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5.Syeeda's Song Flute
 81/100 (54 votes)
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6.Naima
 85/100 (59 votes)
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7.Mr. P.C.
 83/100 (53 votes)
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Giant Steps rankings

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 423 votes)
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95/100
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74/100
 
85/100
11/07/2018 20:19
76/100
 
90/100
11/04/2018 16:12
88/100
 
90/100
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84/100
 
90/100
10/19/2018 07:18
81/100

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95/100
From willandthemix 07/08/2018 17:13
Absolutely amazing. I often can't choose between this and A Love Supreme. The changes on this are insane and really took modal jazz to its limits at the time.
Fav tracks: Giant Steps, Naima, Mr PC
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Rating:  
75/100
From JoaoMoreira 04/03/2018 23:56
Coltrane's on fire on this one! The other musicians are very groovey and I can say that Art Taylor and Paul Chambers are a contagious groove machine! Even though Coltrane tops them.
Tommy Flanagan does his part... don't get me wrong, he's good but playing with some mean players.
Overall a solid good record.
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85/100
From Onater 03/03/2018 21:27
I love the majority of Coltrane's work before and after this album, but I've always found this one to be kinda grating and not really all that interesting except for the title track. Probably has something to do with the absence of Elvin and McCoy.
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85/100
From HoldenM 04/27/2017 06:25
Whenever I play this at work, it makes everyone around me really happy. So, how could I ever hate an album like that?
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Rating:  
70/100
From Fischman 12/14/2016 21:50
I find this one somewhat overrated; it's a great album, but nowhere near as compelling as A Love Supreme or Blue Train. It is certainly a fun listen, and 'Trane's technique is on superb display, but it doesn't have quite the emotional connection for me as his greatest albums.
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95/100
From F1Aaron 09/19/2016 22:37
Fantastic Jazz album, this is one record to listen to when you're starting to get into the genre! Great fast-paced pieces like the title track, Spiral, and Cousin Mary proves how Jazz doesn't always have to be very relaxing and slow (Nothing wrong with that though).
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90/100
From garycottier 08/09/2016 23:24
One of John Coltrane's most energetic albums, his first to consist of entirety original material. Solid from start to finish, giant steps, is one of Coltrane's best records. Excellent.
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75/100
From souplipton 06/15/2016 02:49
Giant Steps is probably the best album of bop music ever recorded. It swings and Coltrane goes full out on this album. The tile track is appropriately named, given the large jumps he makes from note to note. "Mr P.C." is also great, but "Naima" is the best work on the album. It's a very emotional track, and Coltrane lays his feeling bare with his sax.
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90/100
From jomth 02/11/2015 14:21
This album came a little after Kind of Blue but Coltrane still managed to made it to be one of the best jazz record ever.
Ps.Naima will always be my favorite ballad jazz ever.
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Rating:  
80/100
From swhaze 10/14/2014 20:09
I love listening to this while I am at work. It is just the right mix of upbeat, yet it still allows me to concentrate.
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