Why Giant Steps is renowned for its complexity
Educational | John Coltrane
Giant Steps written by John Coltrane and released in 1960 has a repuation for being harmonically tricky to navigate and is often seen as a rite of passage for budding jazz musicians looking to make a name for themselves. This video concisely, and in very basic terms, explains why it's complicated and why the chord changes audibly left the pianist Tommy Flanagan a little lost.