4LP Box Set Impulse Records: Music, Message & The Moment
Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Impulse! Records with booklet and vinyl slip mat
Vinyl plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings for superior sound!
Tracks by John Coltrane, Quincy Jones, Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and other legendary Impulse artists. Includes liner notes by Greg Tate and A.B. Spellman
To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Impulse! Records and Universal Music Group's global catalog company UMe, have announced a year-long campaign in 2021 that includes a gorgeous, curated box set with tracks by John Coltrane, Quincy Jones, Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and other legendary Impulse artists.
Impulse! was at its prolific height throughout the 1960s. Wearing its signature colors of orange and black proudly and raising its exclamation point high, Impulse! Records was the go-to label for music that harnessed the searching and political stand-taking of the '60s. Launched in 1961, Impulse grew to become an inherent part of the era's velocity as well as its volume, pulling jazz into the age of Black Power, Afrocentricity, and Spiritual Expansion.
In its balance of tradition and transition, it bridged the golden age of jazz, that brief window from the late 1950s to the 1970s when players representing every jazz era were alive and active-from Louis Armstrong to Albert Ayler, from the legends of lore to a new generation of energy players. Impulse treated all its musicians as innovators, revolutionaries even-from swing and bebop, to free and Afrofuturist.