Impulsive! Revolutionary Jazz Reworked

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/2005
  • Label: Impulse Records
  • UPC: 602498831571
  • Catalog Number: 000496602
  • Sales rank: 365,342

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Helluva Town - George Russell (4:19)
  2. 2 II B.S. - Charles Mingus (3:24)
  3. 3 El Toro - Chico Hamilton (5:19)
  4. 4 Mizrab - Gabor Szabo (4:16)
  5. 5 Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac - Dizzy Gillespie (6:18)
  6. 6 Spanish Rice - Chico O'Farrill (4:49)
  7. 7 Attica Blues - Archie Shepp (3:52)
  8. 8 Astral Traveling (5:49)
  9. 9 Bamboo Flute Blues - Yusef Lateef (2:46)
  10. 10 Stolen Moments - Oliver Nelson (5:28)
  11. 11 At Night - Julie Patton (4:51)
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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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