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Hear that Coltrane comin’…

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John Coltrane moved from be-bop through hard bop to free jazz, and delighted at every step.  One has no trouble hearing his magical tenor sax; Coltrane recorded over 50 albums.   But now one can hear– and see– his signature tune, “Giant Steps,” unfold on its transcription:

As we tap our toes, we might also click our heels three times, as (though she said “I was born at the age of 12 on a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot”), Frances Ethel Gumm– later known as Judy Garland– was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on this date in 1922.

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June 10, 2009 at 12:01 am

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