+ Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers, Art Taylor, Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Cobb
*** 24Bit digitally remastered
Zum ersten Mal in einem Set erhältlich! Der Album-Klassiker: Giant Steps, sowohl in der Stereo- als auch Mono-Version. Umfangreiches 20-seitiges Booklet mit seltenen Fotos und den originalen und neuen Liner Notes.
One of Coltrane’s best albums, it contains his ﬁrst versions of such outstanding tunes as »Naima«, »Mr. P. C.« and the title tune.
In the late 1950s, it was common for big labels to record performances simultaneously in Mono and Stereo, and then release both versions at the same time, with different reference numbers. This was explained at the time by the fact that Stereo was still a very recent innovation, and not everyone had sound systems capable of reproducing the new technology. The Stereo albums were slightly more expensive than their Mono counterparts. Over time, the Mono versions were condemned to oblivion, and only recently some music fans began to value these long forgotten masters, which capture classic performances from a different aural point of view.
»There seems to exist some feeling that John Coltrane, while granting him his importance as a major tenor influence, is a harsh-sounding player to whom it is difficult to listen. This LP, if it does nothing else, should dispel that idea quickly. There are times here when Coltrane is remarkably soft, lyrical, and just plain pretty. You can tag this LP as one of the important ones.« (Ralph J. Gleason, Down Beat)