John Coltrane, one of jazz history’s most revered musicians, 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 Emmy-nominated producer Estelle Caswell a crash course in music theory to help understand this notoriously difficult song, and she’s bringing us 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.
Read the story at Vox.
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