Fifty years ago, Creed Taylor started Impulse Records and brought jazz to a whole new audience. Taylor was responsible for signing John Coltrane and the label later became known as “the house that Trane built.” To celebrate the incredible legacy of Creed Taylor and Impulse! Records, we are teaming up with Impulse! to give away ONE boxest of Impulse! @50: First Impulse – The Creed Taylor Collection.
The boxset includes 4-discs of music produced by Creed Taylor including John Coltrane’s Africa/Bass, Ray Charles’ Genius+Soul=Jazz, Gil Evans’ Out Of The Cool, Oliver Nelson’s Blues And The Abstract Truth, J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding’s The Great Kai & J.J., and The Incredible Kai Winding Trombones. Impulse! has even uncovered never-been-released John Coltane demos and included them within the collection. Impulse! is also throwing in other titles from their collection including John Coltane’s A Love Supreme, Various Impulse Artists -The House That Trane Built Compilation, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman’s studio album, and Gil Evan’s Out Of The Cool.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Impulse! Records, but it also represents another very important birthday for the label. Please tell us what other important birthday is this year. Send your answer to email@example.com. The 10th correct answer will win!
If you are in New York, be sure to check out the “Impulse Series” at the Jazz Standard next week, April 20th-24th. The series celebrates the incredible legacy of the label through performances by Ravi Coltrane, Dave Liebman, Oliver Nelson, Robin Eubanks and more. More info on the series here.
For more information on the Impulse! 50th Anniversary, check out their snazzy new website: http://www.impulse50.com/