Impulse! Albums, Vol. 1

Impulse! Albums, Vol. 1

by John Coltrane
     
 

As part of its Originals series, the Verve Music Group has begun reissuing -- at a budget price -- the Impulse! recordings of John Coltrane in box set form, as well as single-disc titles. This first volume focuses on some seminal entries from 1961 and 1962. In chronological order they are Africa/Brass, Live at the Village Vanguard, Coltrane, See more details below

Overview

As part of its Originals series, the Verve Music Group has begun reissuing -- at a budget price -- the Impulse! recordings of John Coltrane in box set form, as well as single-disc titles. This first volume focuses on some seminal entries from 1961 and 1962. In chronological order they are Africa/Brass, Live at the Village Vanguard, Coltrane, Duke Ellington & John Coltrane, and Ballads. Keep in mind that these are newly remastered -- yet again (and one suspects they are the Japanese remasters issued here for the first time) -- and present the albums as they originally appeared. In other words, if you bought The Complete Africa/Brass Sessions, this is a step back in material since there are no bonus tracks and it is the Africa/Brass album as it appeared in 1961. The same goes for Live at the Village Vanguard, which has already been treated to its own box set, and here is the CD version of the original LP. There are arguments both ways. The more critical view is that once you give someone something you can't take it away again (as Blue Note did with its Ultimate Blue Trane edition, which was pared back for its Rudy Van Gelder remaster). The other argument is purely economic: how many times do you need to purchase the same recording? There are no extra liners here or any kind of booklet, merely the albums as they appeared in a single budget-priced box with all the original liner notes. It's a tidy solution, and for those who did not purchase these recordings already, this is a great way to dig into the Coltrane legacy. For others it may be a head scratcher, or a budget buster. Addressing the latter quandary, the argument is simple: sound. These are the best-sounding reissues of these records listeners have ever gotten in the United States.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2007
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602517488328
catalogNumber:
001013502

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Africa
  2. Greensleeves
  3. Blues Minor

Disc 2

  1. Spiritual
  2. Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise
  3. Chasin' the Trane

Disc 3

  1. Out of This World
  2. Soul Eyes
  3. The Inch Worm
  4. Tunji
  5. Miles' Mode

Disc 4

  1. In a Sentimental Mood  - Duke Ellington
  2. Take the Coltrane  - Duke Ellington
  3. Big Nick  - Duke Ellington
  4. Stevie  - Duke Ellington
  5. My Little Brown Book  - Duke Ellington
  6. Angelica  - Duke Ellington
  7. The Feeling of Jazz  - Duke Ellington

Disc 5

  1. Say It (Over and Over Again)
  2. You Don't Know What Love Is
  3. Too Young to Go Steady
  4. All or Nothing at All
  5. I Wish I Knew
  6. What's New
  7. It's Easy to Remember
  8. Nancy (With the Laughing Face)

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Coltrane   Primary Artist,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Art Davis   Bass,Performing Ensemble
Eric Dolphy   Flute,Bass Clarinet,Conductor,Alto Saxophone,Performing Ensemble
Elvin Jones   Drums
Booker Little   Trumpet,Performing Ensemble
Julian Priester   Euphonium,Performing Ensemble
Julius Watkins   French Horn,Performing Ensemble
Aaron Bell   Bass
Jimmy Garrison   Bass
Britt Woodman   Trombone,Performing Ensemble
McCoy Tyner   Piano
Carl Bowman   Euphonium,Performing Ensemble
James Buffington   French Horn,Performing Ensemble
Garvin Bushell   Reeds,Piccolo,Performing Ensemble
Donald Corrado   French Horn,Performing Ensemble
Duke Ellington   Piano
Charles "Majeed" Greenlee   Euphonium,Performing Ensemble
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet,Performing Ensemble
Robert "Brother Ah" Northern   French Horn,Performing Ensemble
Pat Patrick   Baritone Saxophone,Performing Ensemble
Reggie Workman   Bass
Sam Woodyard   Drums
Robert Swisshelm   French Horn,Performing Ensemble
Billy Ray Barber   Tuba,Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Mal Waldron   Composer
Bob Haggart   Composer
Gene Lees   Liner Notes
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Bobby Troup   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
McCoy Tyner   Arranger
Johnny Burke   Composer
John Coltrane   Composer
Stanley Dance   Liner Notes
Gene DePaul   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Nat Hentoff   Liner Notes
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Phil Silvers   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Bob Thiele   Producer,Author
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Todd Whitelock   Mastering
Dom Cerulli   Liner Notes
Hollis King   Art Direction
Joe Lebow   Liner Design
Harold Adamson   Composer
Arthur Altman   Composer
Robert Flynn   Cover Design
Traditional   Composer

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