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House That Trane Built By Ashley Kahn

House That Trane Built

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A celebration of Impulse Records and its artists - in particular, John Coltrane, the label's best-selling artist and most enduring point of recognition. This title features colour photographs and reproductions of album covers, label advertisements, catalogues, as well as studio logs.

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House That Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records by Ashley Kahn

From 1961 to '76, Impulse Records defined the shape of jazz - the label invited listeners in to an exciting and wide-ranging world of challenging, improvised music. It fully lived up to its motto of being 'The New Wave of Jazz'. The list of leaders Impulse recorded both mirrored and helped shape the diversity of the day: from Coleman Hawkins, Duke Ellington, Earl Hines, Benny Carter and Pee Wee Russell to Count Basie, Art Blakey, J. J. Johnson, Max Roach and Sonny Stitt. But the musician who dominated the entire label, Impulse's best-selling artist and most enduring point of recognition, was John Coltrane. By 1967, the year the celebrated saxophonist died aged 40, the label had already been dubbed "The House that Trane Built". Coltrane's distinctively dark, searching tone and frenetic delivery was reaching a wider range of ears than any other jazz player, save for his former boss Miles Davis. His Impulse albums sold tens of thousands and to many, Coltrane's sound provided Impulse a political legitimacy and spiritual aura that could never have been created by any marketing department. Ashley Kahn's new book is a celebration of the label and its artists.

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Tie-in promotion with Impulse who will release a boxed set on publication Author visit to include an event at the Edinburgh Festival Praise for A Kind of Blue: 'It is a wonderfully clear, fascinating insight into the trumpeter's chameleon-like creative processes' Observer 'Kahn's prose is luminous, his research exemplary and the book itself a joy to handle' Jazzwise

About Ashley Kahn


Ashley Kahn is the author Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece and A Love Supreme: The Creation of John Coltrane's Classic Album, both published by Granta. He is a contributor to Rolling Stone, the New York Times and Mojo. He lives in New Jersey.

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GOR001764489
House That Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records by Ashley Kahn
Ashley Kahn
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Granta Books
2006-08-07
300
1862076464
9781862076464
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