Impulse! Records announces 60th anniversary box set

Impulse 60th anniversary box set

Legendary jazz label Impulse! is turning 60. And as part of its campaign to mark the anniversary, Impulse! is releasing a vinyl box set featuring eight sides of classic music from throughout the label’s history, including John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Charles Mingus, Archie Shepp, Oliver Nelson, Albert Ayler and Ahmad Jamal. Impulse Records: Music, Message and The Moment will be released as a 4xLP set on May 21. Find more details about the box set, including preorder info, here.

More anniversary releases and events are scheduled for later in the year, including reissues, remixes, Acoustic Sounds series, Record Store Day exclusives, new releases from current roster artists and more. Check out the tracklist for the box set below, and watch a deep dive video on John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme.

Impulse Records: Music, Message and The Moment tracklist:

LP 1: Side 1

1. The John Coltrane Quartet — Africa

LP 1: Side 2

1. Max Roach — Garvey’s Ghost

2. Quincy Jones and his Orchestra — Hard Sock Dance

3. John Coltrane — Up ‘Gainst the Wall

4. Elvin Jones/Jimmy Garrison Sextet — Just Us Blues

LP 2: Side 1

1. John Coltrane — Alabama

2. Charles Mingus — Better Get Hit in Yo’ Soul

3. Shirley Scott Trio — Freedom Dance

4. Yusef Lateef — Sister Mamie

LP 2: Side 2

1. Archie Shepp — Malcolm, Malcolm—Semper Malcolm

2. Stanley Turrentine — Good Lookin’ Out

3. Earl Hines — Black and Tan Fantasy

4. Oliver Nelson — The Rights of All

LP 3: Side 1

1. Pharoah Sanders — The Creator Has a Master Plan (edit)

2. John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane — Reverend King

LP 3: Side 2

1. The Ahmad Jamal Trio — The Awakening

2. Albert Ayler — Music Is the Healing Force of the Universe

3. Charlie Haden — We Shall Overcome

LP 4: Side 1

1. Alice Coltrane — Blue Nile

2. Pharoah Sanders — Astral Traveling

3. Archie Shepp — Blues for Brother George Jackson

4. Michael White — Lament (Mankind)

LP 4: Side 2

1. Dewey Redman — Imani

2. Marion Brown — Bismillahi ‘Rrahmani ‘Rrahim

3. John Handy — Hard Work

Read our feature, Alice Coltrane’s Journey in Satchidananda is a collision of grief and self-discovery.

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