Cool animation of ‘Trane’s Giant Steps

Tim Bray points out this very cool abstract animation set to Coltrane’s Giant Steps. It’s by Michael Levy, a young Israeli designer who is also a saxophonist. Tim says Watching it, I feel like someone installed a window in the side of Coltrane’s head and I’m looking in. I’m not sure I agree with that, … Continue reading “Cool animation of ‘Trane’s Giant Steps”

Tim Bray points out this very cool abstract animation set to Coltrane’s Giant Steps. It’s by Michael Levy, a young Israeli designer who is also a saxophonist.

Tim says Watching it, I feel like someone installed a window in the side of Coltrane’s head and I’m looking in.

I’m not sure I agree with that, (I always think of Giant Steps as one of a a number of challenges Coltrane set up for himself and the rest of jazz – to try to find meaningful pathways through very tenuously related sets of chord changes, which he succeeds at brilliantly of course – I myself have never managed to do more than just get through it), but it is very worth watching.

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