House That Trane Built: The Best of Impulse Records

The House That Trane Built: The Best of Impulse Records

     
 

Given that these tracks were taken from the four-disc box set House That Trane Built: Best of Impulse Records to accompany Ashley Kahn's excellent book of the same name, it is difficult to place this music in context given its diversity (a goal from the jump at Impulse…  See more details below

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Given that these tracks were taken from the four-disc box set House That Trane Built: Best of Impulse Records to accompany Ashley Kahn's excellent book of the same name, it is difficult to place this music in context given its diversity (a goal from the jump at Impulse). It does give an overview of the avant-garde side of the label with tracks by John and Alice Coltrane, Archie Shepp, and Albert Ayler. It is balanced with cuts by Art Blakey and Earl Hines, Oliver Nelson, John Handy, and Charles Mingus. The sequencing is troublesome and problematic: placing Hines' read of Duke Ellington's "Black and Tan Fantasy" after Albert Ayler's "Our Prayer" is just plain strange, as is John Handy's funky "Hard Work" after Alice's "Journey in Satchidananda" (and these are the last four cuts on the disc).The most beautiful transition here is from Mingus' "Theme for Lester Young (Goodbye Pork Pie Hat)" to the first section of John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme." Given its length of only 61 minutes, it is truly puzzling that more music wasn't added to shed further light on Impulse's range. There's nothing here by Gil Evans, Chico Hamilton, Gabor Szabo, Gary McFarland, Tom Scott, Pharoah Sanders, or Ben Webster, and the reason, on the surface at least, is inexplicable. This is the only truly shoddy volume in the set.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/2006
Label:
Impulse Records
UPC:
0602498783917
catalogNumber:
000674402
Rank:
76948

Tracks

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rashied Ali   Drums
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Albert Ayler   Tenor Saxophone
Marion Brown   Alto Saxophone
Joe Chambers   Drums
Ted Curson   Trumpet
Eric Dolphy   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Booker Ervin   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Evans   Piano
Curtis Fuller   Trombone
Paul Gonsalves   Tenor Saxophone
Henry Grimes   Bass
Beaver Harris   Drums
Earl Hines   Piano
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Elvin Jones   Drums
Cecil McBee   Bass
Charles Mingus   Bass
Lee Morgan   Trumpet
Ray Nance   Trumpet
Oliver Nelson   Tenor Saxophone
Walter Perkins   Drums
Jerome Richardson   Baritone Saxophone
Pee Wee Russell   Clarinet
Archie Shepp   Tenor Saxophone
Wayne Shorter   Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Timmons   Piano
"Captain" John Handy   Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Harold Ashby   Tenor Saxophone
Aaron Bell   Bass
Reggie Johnson   Bass
Chuck Rainey   Electric Bass
Russell Procope   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Garrison   Bass
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Jymie Merritt   Bass
Sonny Greer   Drums
McCoy Tyner   Piano
Donald Ayler   Trumpet
Hotep Cecil Barnard   Keyboards
George Barrow   Baritone Saxophone
Art Blakey   Drums
Eddie "Bongo" Brown   Conga
Don Butterfield   Tuba
Jaki Byard   Piano
Paul Chambers   Bass
Alice Coltrane   Harp
John Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Folwell   Bass
James Gadson   Drums
Dick Hafer   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Roy Haynes   Drums
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet
Mike Hoffman   Electric Guitar
Joseph Orange   Trombone
Eddie Preston   Trumpet
Pharoah Sanders   Percussion,Soprano Saxophone
Majid Shabazz   Tambourine,Bells
Richard Gene Williams   Trumpet
Lawrence D. Brown   Trombone
Michel Samson   Violin

Technical Credits

Curtis Fuller   Composer
Charles Mingus   Composer
Oliver Nelson   Composer
Archie Shepp   Composer
Bubber Miley   Composer
Donald Ayler   Composer
Alice Coltrane   Composer
John Coltrane   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Ashley Kahn   Liner Notes

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