John Coltrane – Naima

John Coltrane – Naima

Naima is a ballad composed by John Coltrane in 1959, and named after his then-wife, Juanita Naima Grubbs. It first appeared on the album Giant Steps, and is notable for its use of a variety of rich chords over a bass pedal.


John Coltrane quartet performing “Naima” August 1, 1965 at Comblain-La-Tour, Belgium.

John Coltrane – Tenor Sax

McCoy Tyner – Piano

Jimmy Garrison – Bass

Elvin Jones – Drums

Listen and enjoy.

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