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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.

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Recording of the Week, The Comet Is Coming, 'Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam'

One of London's most unique instrumental trios return for their third full-length record, with deeper explorations in electronic music, psychedelia and jazz.

Featured Label, 1960's Impulse: Essential Mainstream Jazz

We take a look back at some of our favourite mainstream jazz releases from the early Impulse! Records catalogue - from Shirley Scott, to Duke Ellington and Gil Evans.

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