Naima by John Coltrane

This jam track:

  • Key of A flat
  • 60 BPM
  • Repeats 3 times
  • Style: Ballad-Swing

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Reference Track (With Bass)

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As Performed by John Coltrane

Naima” is a jazz ballad composed by John Coltrane in 1959 that he named after his then-wife, Juanita Naima Grubbs. Coltrane first recorded it for his 1959 album Giant Steps, and it became one of his first well-known works.

Notable recordings of this song include:

  • Archie Shepp (1964)
  • Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin (1973)
  • Gene Harris (1976)
  • Art Farmer  (1983)
  • Pharaoh Sanders(1987)
  • Norman Conners (1993)

Performed by the John Coltrane Quartet

Performed by the McCoy Tyner Quartet