If you want to let someone hear what Coltrane is all about, then this is as good a place as any to start.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution.
This release includes liner notes by Greg Tate and A.B. Spellman.
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, spiritual jazz represented one of the most experimental periods in jazz’s history.
Recorded in a burst of creativity, the Miles Davis Quintet’s Prestige Sessions found the trumpeter running “a masterclass in working the tunes”.
Recorded across two sessions in 1956, ‘Relaxin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet’ remains one of the Dark Magus’ most highly regarded Prestige albums.
High-grade audiophile editions of Charles' landmark 'Genius + Soul = Jazz' and Gil Evans Orchestra’s 'Out Of The Cool' will be out on May 14.
Free jazz was a much misunderstood – and even maligned – genre when it emerged in the late 50s, but it resulted in some of the finest modern jazz.
These recordings showcase top-flight artists creating unique journeys around some of the most well-known songs of all-time.
Many jazz musicians died when they were in their prime or even younger, particularly during the music’s heyday, but their music lives on forever.
The term is well-known, but many jazz newcomers often ask: what is bebop? And why is it hailed as the most important development in jazz? Here’s the story.
Everyone from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga has sung from The Great American Songbook – classic songs so familiar they are woven into our cultural fabric.
Set for release through Impulse!, Shabaka Hutchings’ outfit’s latest will be out on May 14.
Sharing centerstage with each other, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman made a lush, poignant album that remains a high point in both artists’ careers.
Unearthed after 55 years in the shadows, ‘Both Directions At Once’ reveals a fascinating lost chapter in the life of John Coltrane.