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Impulse! Records

Impulse! Records

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

 Classic Recordings, The Blues and the Abstract Truth

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.

 Recording of the Week, Sons of Kemet - Black to the Future

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.

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