Spiritual Jazz XII

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Cat. Number: JMANLP 122

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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.

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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) Producer – Bob Thiele Written-By – John Coltrane 7:46
A2 –Elvin Jones Fantazm Producer – Bob Thiele Written-By – Duke Ellington 3:59
A3 –Max Roach Lonesome Lover Producer – Bob Thiele Written-By – Max Roach 1:57
A4 –Yusef Lateef Sister Mamie Producer – Bob Thiele Written-By – Yusef Lateef 5:13
B1 –Freddie Hubbard The 7th Day Producer – Bob Thiele Written-By – Freddie Hubbard 10:34
B2 –McCoy Tyner Three Flowers Producer – Bob Thiele Written-By – McCoy Tyner 10:11
C1 –Elvin Jones / Jimmy Garrison Sextet* Half And Half Producer – Bob Thiele Written-By – Charles Davis (2) 6:25
C2 –McCoy Tyner Groove Waltz Producer – Bob Thiele Written-By – McCoy Tyner 5:28
C3 –Archie Shepp Le Matin Des Noire Producer – Bob Thiele Written-By – Archie Shepp 7:55
D1 –Michael White (2) The Blessing Song Producer – Ed Michel Written-By – Michael White (2) 6:14
D2 –Alice Coltrane Turiya And Ramakrishna Producer – Ed Michel Written-By – Alice Coltrane 8:18
D3 –Phil Woods A Taste Of Honey Producer – Bob Thiele Written-By – B. Scott*, R. Marlow* 5:44
E1 –Pharoah Sanders Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah Producer – Ed Michel Written-By – Pharoah Sanders 15:00
E2 –John Klemmer Constant Throb Pt. 1 Producer – Ed Michel Written-By – John Klemmer 3:04
F1 –Pharoah Sanders Thembi Producer – Bill Szymczyk, Ed Michel Written-By – Pharoah Sanders 7:07
F2 –Marion Brown Maimoun Producer – Ed Michel Written-By – Stanley Cowell 7:33
F3 –Alice Coltrane Journey In Satchidananda Producer – Alice Coltrane, Ed Michel Written-By – Alice Coltrane 6:36

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