Various ‎– Spiritual Jazz 12: Impulse! (Vinyl 2LP)



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Various ‎– Spiritual Jazz 12: Impulse! (Vinyl 2LP)

Label: Jazzman

Cat No:  JMANLP122

In our latest chapter of Spiritual Jazz, we return to the source – the Impulse! label, and the monumental influence of its most prominent artist, John Coltrane.
Since the first release in the series back in 2008, we have mapped out the growth of the spiritual sound in jazz. Spiritually energised and politically conscious, the spiritual sound in jazz music is one of the most important currents in the music. Our series has charted the growth of the style from early experiments at Blue Note and Prestige to European excursions, exiled experimentalists, and sounds from across the globe. But whenever you think of spiritual jazz, it's a fair bet that the double exclamation mark and orange and black spine of Impulse quickly comes to mind. Home to John and Alice Coltrane, Pharaoh Sanders, Yusef Lateef, McCoy Tyner and countless other musical pioneers, Impulse! was the most important and forward-thinking jazz label of the 1960s. With the music-first attitude of an independent but the clout of a major, producers Creed Taylor and Bob Thiele made Impulse the defining imprint of a crucial decade. They hand picked the top players of the moment and gave them freedom to record the music they wanted, setting out their stall with a bold slogan – 'The New Wave Of Jazz Is On Impulse!'

Here we dive deep into the Impulse! catalogue, bringing celebrated masterpieces from Alice Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders into the arena, together with lesser known cuts from Phil Woods and John Klemmer as well as straight-up classics such from Yusef Lateef and Elvin Jones. Fifty years on and the new wave of jazz still sounds fresh, vibrant and as relevant as ever.


A1 –John Coltrane A Love Supreme Pt.1 (Acknowledgement)
A2 –Elvin Jones Fantazm
A3 –Max Roach Lonesome Lover
A4 –Yusef Lateef Sister Mamie
B1 –Freddie Hubbard The 7th Day
B2 –McCoy Tyner Three Flowers
C1 –Elvin Jones/Jimmy Garrison Sextet Half And Half
C2 –McCoy Tyner Groove Waltz
C3 –Archie Shepp Le Matin des Noire
D1 –Michael White (2) The Blessing Song
D2 –Alice Coltrane Turiya And Ramakrishna
D3 –Phil Woods A Taste Of Honey
E1 –Pharoah Sanders Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah
E2 –John Klemmer Constant Throb Pt. 1
F1 –Pharoah Sanders Thembi
F2 –Marion Brown Maimoun
F3 –Alice Coltrane Journey In Satchidananda

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