label Impulse

The impulse! Renaissance

The legendary label to which jazz music owes so much is to release new material again.

Artists who recorded some of their finest albums for impulse! include John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Haden, Yusef Lateef, Oliver Nelson, Albert Ayler, McCoy Tyner, Quincy Jones, Benny Carter, Freddie Hubbard and Chico Hamilton.

Founded in 1960 by Creed Taylor, and thanks to visionary producer Bob Thiele, within a year the label would spearhead what was uncontestedly “the new wave in jazz”.

Today that legacy that impulse! is reaching out to discover new frontiers: those of a jazz that remains faithful to its history while bearing the imprint of world cultures already conquered.

Discover the numerous original and brand-new projects which will soon mark the renaissance of the famous label with an exclamation mark.

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