Impulsive! Revolutionary Jazz Reworked

Impulsive! Revolutionary Jazz Reworked

     
 
Let electronica upstarts into Impulse!'s well-revered vaults and you've got risky business, but the names chosen for Impulsive! are already a good sign and there's a pretty good chance this group is going to handle these serious jazz classics with proper reverence. They do, either capturing the spirit of the original tracks or using bits of the originals to

Overview

Let electronica upstarts into Impulse!'s well-revered vaults and you've got risky business, but the names chosen for Impulsive! are already a good sign and there's a pretty good chance this group is going to handle these serious jazz classics with proper reverence. They do, either capturing the spirit of the original tracks or using bits of the originals to come up with something more their own while keeping the garish monster at bay. Genius trio Sa-Ra set the bar high with the former technique, updating the hustle and bustle of that "something else town" New York City from George Russell's late 50s vision to something more attention-deficit-disorder and 21st century. RZA turns "II B. S." into a reverb heavy skeleton dance and offers another argument that these ambitious/sacrilegious collections should exist as they turn out the occasional gem. Telefon Tel Aviv make Oliver Nelson sound much more precious than he should by coating his music in strings and then shy glitches, but tracks like these at least point to Impulse! being edgier and bolder in attitude than Verve, whose own remix series started with more of a whimper. Not sounding much different than their proper releases, Prefuse 73 and Kid Koala fold the source material as they would any other, while Gerardo Frisina and DJ Dolores take the easy way out and pump-up lighter, soulful numbers for the smarter, more cosmopolitan dancefloors. Everything else pleasingly fades into the background leaving Impulse! and the remixers' reputations unharmed.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2005
Label:
Impulse Records
UPC:
0602498831571
catalogNumber:
000496602

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ravi Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone
Luis Perdomo   Piano
Om'Mas Keith   Multi Instruments
Julie Patton   Vocals
Bembe Segue   Vocals
Joshua Eustis   Conductor
Hans Glawischnig   Acoustic Bass
Shafiq Husayn   Multi Instruments
Taz Arnold   Multi Instruments
Marcus Gilmore   Drums
Chamber Orchestra Of Loyola University   Track Performer
Maestro Forro   Trumpet
Gabriel Melo   Guitar
John Vajner   Soloist

Technical Credits

John Coltrane   Poetry
RZA   Engineer
Jonathan Tunick   Producer
Ravi Coltrane   Composer,Producer
Kid Koala   Producer,Remixing
Chief Xcel   Producer
Om'Mas Keith   Programming,Engineer
Ashley Kahn   Liner Notes
Gerardo Frisina   Producer,Remixing
Peter Heider   Arranger,Producer
Florian Seyberth   Arranger,Producer
Mark de Clive-Lowe   Producer,Remixing
Joshua Eustis   Arranger,Engineer
Shafiq Husayn   Programming
Diego Carlin   Engineer
Dahlia Ambach Caplin   Producer
Bobo Fini   Engineer
Taz Arnold   Programming
Turk Dietrich   Engineer
Alfredo Noguei   Engineer

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