Impulse! Records is an American jazz record company and label established by Creed Taylor in 1960. John Coltrane was among Impulse!'s earliest signings. Thanks to consistent sales and positive critiques of his recordings, the label came to be known as "the house that Trane built". Impulse!'s parent company, ABC-Paramount Records, was established in 1955 as the recording division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). In the 1940s and 1950s, ABC benefitted from the .
This 4-CD set marks the 45th anniversary of Impulse Records and also serves as audio accompaniment to Ashley Kahn's book, The House That Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records. John Coltrane was the first major artist to sign with ABC-Paramount's fledgling subsidiary in 1961 and it was an inspired choice, his rising prominence and adventurous spirit immediately identifying Impulse with a dynamic shift in jazz. With its gatefold album covers and black and orange graphics, Impulse also added some visual panache to the revolution. Impulse Records rode point in the progressive jazz movement of the 1960's and early 1970's, the end of what is considered jazz's last "Golden Age".
Impulse was (and still is) a jazz label with iconic status. Browse through any serious jazz record collection and you're bound to come across a cluster of those familiar gatefold sleeves with their orange and black spines.
The House That Trane Built: The Story Of Impulse Records (4xCD, Comp). Impulse! 0602498562833.
If Impulse! is planning to emulate Blue Note's coherent and imaginative ongoing reissue programme, it will be time to put more flags out. The House That Trane Built was compiled by Ashley Kahn, who also authored the new label biography of the same name (plus two previous worthwhile historical snapshots, Kind Of Blue: The Making Of The Miles Davis Masterpiece and A Love Supreme: The Creation Of John Coltrane's Classic Album).
1. Where Flamingos Fly - Stereo Version - The Gil Evans Orchestra.
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|–Gil Evans||Where Flamingos Fly||5:11|
|–Oliver Nelson||Stolen Moments||8:45|
|–Benny Carter||Honeysuckle Rose||3:50|
|–Count Basie||Trey Of Hearts||3:42|
|–Coleman Hawkins||Samba Para Bean||5:25|
|–John Coltrane||Too Young To Go Steady||4:21|
|–Roy Haynes||Snap Crackle||4:10|
|–Freddie Hubbard||Chocolate Shake||3:56|
|–Charles Mingus||Theme For Lester Young (aka "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat")||5:50|
|–John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman||My One And Only Love||4:54|
|–Paul Gonsalves / Sonny Stitt||Salt And Pepper||7:49|
|–Chico Hamilton||Forest Flower - Sunrise/Forest Flower - Sunset||10:34|
|–McCoy Tyner||T 'n' A Blues||4:03|
|–Ben Webster||Someone To Watch Over Me||4:28|
|–Yusef Lateef||Sister Mamie||5:26|
|–John Coltrane||A Love Supreme: Part 1 - Acknowledgement||7:42|
|–Shirley Scott||Rapid Shave||8:27|
|–Archie Shepp||Los Olvidados||8:53|
|–Pee Wee Russell||Ask Me Now!||2:28|
|–Earl Hines||Black And Tan Fantasy||5:11|
|–Sonny Rollins||Alfie's Theme||9:42|
|–Clark Terry / Chico O'Farrill||Spanish Rice||2:44|
|–Archie Shepp||Mama Too Tight||5:22|
|–Gabor Szabo||Gypsy Queen||5:11|
|–Chico Hamilton||Larry Of Arabia||5:09|
|–Albert Ayler||Our Prayer||4:45|
|–Alice Coltrane||Journey In Satchidananda||6:36|
|–Charlie Haden||War Orphans||6:42|
|–Ahmad Jamal||Stolen Moments||6:27|
|–Pharoah Sanders||The Creator Has A Master Plan||32:45|
|–Keith Jarrett||The Rich (And The Poor)||9:23|
|–John Handy||Hard Work||6:56|
|–Alice Coltrane||Walk With Me||7:49|
|0602498562833||Various||The House That Trane Built: The Story Of Impulse Records (4xCD, Comp)||Impulse!||0602498562833||Europe||2006|
|B0006 680-02||Various||The House That Trane Built: The Story Of Impulse Records (4xCD, Comp)||Impulse!||B0006 680-02||US||2006|
|0602498783917||Various||The House That Trane Built: The Story Of Impulse Records (CD, Comp)||Impulse!||0602498783917||Ukraine||2007|