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Source: Chicago Tribune By Howard Reich

Coltrane's devotion reached its peak with the masterpiece album "A Love Supreme," with Tyner at the piano. The recording gave Tyner a measure of jazz immortality.

What does "give sb. a measure of " mean? Could you help paraphrase it?

Thanks very much!

Jason
 

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Tyner gained a degree of jazz immortality. Coltrane was the main artist and star, but people will remember the piano work too.
 

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'a measure of' means 'a little bit of'.
 

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'a measure of' means 'a little bit of'.

I'd say "a certain amount of"; an unspecified quantity which is less than "a lot" but usually more than just a "little bit."
 
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