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Old 11-19-2007, 09:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Blue Trane, or Giant Steps

Which do you like better?
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I dont have giant steps been looking for it, but i LOVE blue trane!
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Giant Steps.

It was so important. The tune Giant Steps is still one that young bebopers still struggle with. The chord changes are so radical.
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Old 11-22-2007, 10:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Giant Steps.

It was so important. The tune Giant Steps is still one that young bebopers still struggle with. The chord changes are so radical.
I love radical changes. I'm a musician myself. I just wrote a piece where the main figure changes from I to VII+ to v6 to iv9 6. It's arpeggiated and it has a genuine chill to it when played on a xylophone.
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Old 11-23-2007, 06:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I love radical changes. I'm a musician myself. I just wrote a piece where the main figure changes from I to VII+ to v6 to iv9 6. It's arpeggiated and it has a genuine chill to it when played on a xylophone.
Nice. I love it when you talk in chords!
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Giant Steps still blows my mind!
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Old 12-26-2007, 01:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Blue train is the more classic album in my opinion, with guys like Lee Morgan and JJ Johnson & Philly Joe appearing. But Giant Steps definitely has the gems, like the title track (despite the sucky piano solo), the ever-beautiful Naima, and cook-offs like Mr PC and Countdown.
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
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But Giant Steps definitely has the gems, like the title track (despite the sucky piano solo),
You gotta excuse the piano solo on this one. He thought the song was a ballad when he saw the chord changes. Who could have known it was an uptempo tune? I sure would not have wanted that song sprung on me at a recording session.

It was a quantum leap (giant step) harmonically.
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Giant Steps is crazy (in a good way), so I prefer it.
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Quite the decision, but I think I have to go with Blue Train on this one.
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