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John Coltrane’s Giant Steps and My Favorite Things Earn Gold Status

Sales certification from RIAA comes nearly 60 years after their original release 

Coltrane Estate attorney Michael B. Frisch, Ravi Coltrane, and Rhino Entertainment president Mark Pinkus with gold discs for Giant Steps and My Favorite Things
Left to right: Coltrane Estate attorney Michael B. Frisch, Ravi Coltrane, and Rhino Entertainment president Mark Pinkus with gold discs for Giant Steps and My Favorite Things (photo: Grayson Dantzic)

Two of the most lauded albums by saxophonist/composer John Coltrane, Giant Steps and My Favorite Things—both released on Atlantic Records nearly 60 years ago—have earned gold status per the standards of the Recording Industry Association of America, having sold more than 500,000 units.

Gold records are, of course, not an honor often bestowed on jazz albums, which makes this certification a testament to Coltrane’s enduring appeal to listeners.

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