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Various Artists - Spiritual Jazz 12 - Impulse!

Jazzman Records

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Absolute beast of a record, featuring some of the greatest players, and tunes -

All served in a very lush 3 x 12" tri-gatefold sleeve as well -

...With a very, very satisfying front cover pic...

Have a look & listen for yourself...

"In our latest chapter of Spiritual Jazz, we return to the source – the Impulse! label, and the monumental influence of its most prominent artist, John Coltrane.
Since the first release in the series back in 2008, we have mapped out the growth of the spiritual sound in jazz. Spiritually energised and politically conscious, the spiritual sound in jazz music is one of the most important currents in the music. Our series has charted the growth of the style from early experiments at Blue Note and Prestige to European excursions, exiled experimentalists, and sounds from across the globe. But whenever you think of spiritual jazz, it's a fair bet that the double exclamation mark and orange and black spine of Impulse quickly comes to mind. Home to John and Alice Coltrane, Pharaoh Sanders, Yusef Lateef, McCoy Tyner and countless other musical pioneers, Impulse! was the most important and forward-thinking jazz label of the 1960s. With the music-first attitude of an independent but the clout of a major, producers Creed Taylor and Bob Thiele made Impulse the defining imprint of a crucial decade. They hand picked the top players of the moment and gave them freedom to record the music they wanted, setting out their stall with a bold slogan – 'The New Wave Of Jazz Is On Impulse!'

Here we dive deep into the Impulse! catalogue, bringing celebrated masterpieces from Alice Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders into the arena, together with lesser known cuts from Phil Woods and John Klemmer as well as straight-up classics such from Yusef Lateef and Elvin Jones. Fifty years on and the new wave of jazz still sounds fresh, vibrant and as relevant as ever."

3 x 12" Gatefold

01: John Coltrane - A Love Supreme Pt I - Acknowledgement 07:46
02: Elvin Jones - Fantazm 03:59
03: Max Roach - Lonesome Lover01:57
04: Yusef Lateef - Sister Mamie 05:13
05: Freddie Hubbard - The 7th Day10:34
06: McCoy Tyner - Three Flowers 10:11
07: Elvin Jones - Half and Half 06:25
08: McCoy Tyner - Groove Waltz 05:28
09: Archie Shepp - Le Matin des Noire 07:55
10: Michael White - The Blessing Song 06:14
11: Alice Coltrane - Turiya And Ramakrishna 08:18
12: Phil Woods - Taste of Honey 05:44
13: Pharoah Sanders - Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah 15:00
14: John Klemmer - Constant Throb Pt 1 03:04
15: Pharoah Sanders - Thembi 07:07
16: Marion Brown - Maimoun 07:33
17: Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchidananda06:36

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme Pt 1: Acknowledgement

Yusef Lateef - Sister Mamie

Archie Shepp - Le Matin Des Noire

Alice Coltrane - Turiya & Ramakrishna