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Giant Steps

by Justin Cole & Sean Smith

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    Limited Edition 12" Single-sided recording on natural vinyl in an edition of 100. The record comes with a 10-page booklet with liner notes by Jan Tumlir and art images by Justin Cole and Sean Smith. The cover features a unique silver gelatin or type-C print by Justin Cole adhered to a chipboard jacket. All records are hand stamped and packaged with love.

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Giant Steps 21:05


Justin Cole & Sean Smith radically transform John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" by taking the initial 27 second melody and stretching it out to 21 minutes in length. The saxophone, bass, and piano have been transformed into long form synthesizer sounds that envelop the listener and deeply rethink one of the most potent and memorable melodies of post-bop jazz for the 21st century. As a result, the frenetic speed of modern life is slowed down to a glacial pace--a glacier that surrounds us with its viscous and spiritual sounds.


released February 2, 2021

Justin Cole: synthesizers
Sean Smith: synthesizers

Recorded by Sean Smith from Jan.-March 2019
Produced by Justin Cole
Mixed by Enrique Tena Padilla
Pre-Mastered by Blake Bickel
Mastered by John Golden
Pressed by Gotta Groove

Released by Stimulus Progression
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Justin Cole Los Angeles, California

Justin Cole is an artist and educator in Los Angeles, CA. He is currently a senior lecturer in Photography at Otis College of Art and Design. Cole was a founding member of the artist group, OJO, active from 2005-2013.

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