A milestone in jazz, ‘At The Pershing: But Not For Me’ became “one of the biggest records in the history of Chess”. Ahmad Jamal recalls how that happened.
If you want to let someone hear what Coltrane is all about, then this is as good a place as any to start.
In 1964, John Coltrane contributed music to a French-Canadian arthouse film, but his ‘Blue World’ soundtrack remained unreleased until now.
Recorded on 26 September 1962 and released in February 1963 on Impulse! Records, Duke Ellington & John Coltrane saw a cross-generational collaboration.
The best John Coltrane quotes offer revealing insights into the art of a man who kept pushing music forward. “I want to speak to their souls,” he once said.
With a cosmic sense of vision and a passionate interest in spirituality, Alice Coltrane left a formidable musical legacy that more than stands on its own.
The new list of albums completes this celebration of essential jazz LPs from the catalogues of two great jazz labels.
The recordings were made in June 1964, in between the sessions for 'Crescent' and 'A Love Supreme.'
Unearthed after 55 years in the shadows, ‘Both Directions At Once’ reveals a fascinating lost chapter in the life of John Coltrane.
Impulse! Records’ history blends indie hipness with a compulsion to push the boundaries, creating some of the most forward-thinking music in history.
Lying somewhere on the spectrum between avant-garde jazz and free jazz, astral jazz represented one of the most experimental periods in jazz’s history.
Far from an exhaustive list of the best jazz books of all time, these are 20 essential title for newcomers and long-term aficionados to seek out.
Sharing centre-stage with each other, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman made a lush, poignant album that remains a high point in both artists’ careers.
Throughout 2019, Verve and Impulse! will be making no fewer than 40 key albums from the 1950s, '60s and '70s available again on black vinyl.
Described by The Guardian newspaper as "an improvisational, intergalactic mash-up," the group were shortlisted for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 2016.