Founded in 1960 by record producer Creed Taylor, Impulse! Records is perhaps best known as the label John Coltrane made his home on - he was one of the label's earliest signings, and Impulse! is sometimes referred to as "the house that Trane built". The label was created with an ethos that emphasised high-quality recordings and attractive sleeve art; most Impulse! releases were released in a gatefold sleeve and often included photographs, liner notes, and booklets.
Further Reading: Impulse! Records
One of the unsung trailblazers of 60s jazz, Oliver Nelson's The Blues and the Abstract Truth is some of his most widely-remembered work, and just so happens to feature a killer line-up including Eric Dolphy and Freddie Hubbard. We take a look back at Nelson's unique, contemporary interpretation of the blues.
The London quartet's follow-up to 2018's stellar Your Queen Is a Reptile is a fearless evolution for the band both musically and thematically; exploring contemporary social struggles with a variety of guest vocal features and expanding their sound with dense arrangements.