The Jazz Show Episode October 6, 2008

Broadcast on 06-Oct-2008

9:00pm - 11:59pm

John Coltrane's pivotal album "Giant Steps" recorded in May of 1959 with a hand picked band including Tommy Flanagan on piano,Paul Chambers on bass and Arthur Taylor on drums marked a summing up of what Coltrane was aiming for after playing with Miles Davis(twice) and Thelonious Monk and recording extensively as a sideman and leader. All of the compositions are his and he rarely played them after this recording with the exception of the beautiful "Naima"(this take was done at a different session with Wynton Kelly on piano and Jimmy Cobb on drums plus Chambers) and "Mr. P.C." a fast minor key blues (Coltrane's favourite form). Coltrane is at his peak on this date and this music is still being studied and played by young musicians to this day, A true classic.

Track Listing:

Status Quo
Clifford Jordan/John · Blowin' in From
Blue Lights
Gilmore · Chicago.
Bob's Place
Freddie Hubbard · The Artistry of Freddie
The Seventh Day
A Night in Tunisia
Elmo Hope · The Elmo Hope
Contemporary Focus
McCoy Tyner · Today and Tomorrow
S'make It.
Art Blakey · S' make It.
Andrew Hill · Andrew!
Love Planet
Pete LaRoca · Turkish Women at the
Dancing Shadows
Sun Ra · Nothing Is............
Giant Steps
John Coltrane · Giant Steps
Cousin Mary
Syeeda's Song Flute
Mr. P.C.
Countdown(Version #2)