John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" Gets Remade as Country-Fried Shred Workout

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Here's a video that's been burning up the internet—and a maple Tele fretboard—for the past few days.

It's jazz legend John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" played "cowboy style" by guitarist Lars Schurse.

We’ve also included what's probably Lars’ most popular video: his blazing, country-fried version of Joe Satriani's "Satch Boogie." Best of all, he packs all his fretwork fireworks into about a minute and a half—in both cases. Be sure to check out both performances below, plus a bonus clip of Coltrane's version of "Giant Steps" for reference.

"Giant Steps" is the lead-off and title track off Coltrane's classic 1960 album. The disc, the late jazz master's first for Atlantic Records, was his breakthrough album as a band leader.

For more clips by Lars, check out his YouTube channel.