Qobuz Live & Rhino Present: ‘John Coltrane – Giant Steps 60’: An All-Star Livestream Discussion

All-Star indeed as the panel doing the discussing includes saxophonists Archie Shepp(!!), Lakecia Benjamin, Shabaka Hutchings, and Melissa Aldana moderated by Ashley Kahn, author of two books on Coltrane, and Greg Tate, the Louis Armstrong Visiting Professor at Columbia University’s Center for Jazz Studies.

From the Press Release:

On Wednesday, September 23—John Coltrane’s 94th birthday—Qobuz Live (Qobuz’ new weekly livestream series) and Rhino will present a historic livestream panel discussion on John Coltrane’s groundbreaking 1960 album Giant Steps, celebrating the album’s 60th anniversary with a panel of four leading saxophonists, representing successive generations of jazz talent shaped by Coltrane’s influence, and moderated by two leading music historians versed in the African American musical tradition. This virtual roundtable also marks the release by Rhino of GIANT STEPS: 60th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION (on CD and LP formats) and SUPER DELUXE EDITION (download and streaming), featuring remastered versions of the classic Coltrane recording, arriving on September 18. Qobuz, the world’s only Hi-Res music streaming service and download store, will feature GIANT STEPS: 60th ANNIVERSARY SUPER DELUXE EDITION on its platform in 24-bit/96 kHz quality.

This in-depth conversation will stream live across multiple channels, including Facebook Live (from Qobuz USA’s Facebook page, as well as John Coltrane’s), YouTube, and LinkedIn.

John Coltrane’s Giant Steps is an undisputed heavyweight champion of music that contains one of the most beautiful ballads ever written, “Naima”, composed by Coltrane in 1959 and named after his wife.

Go to the Qobuz USA’s Facebook page at 4:00PM ET on Wednesday, September 23 for the live stream.

The Giant Steps 60th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition is available from the Qobuz streaming service (requires subscription) or as a download from the Qobuz Store