Impulse! Records

Santa Monica, CA 90405


Los Angeles

Impulse! Records

For more than fifty years, Impulse Records has stood as label of musical integrity and lasting cultural significance, having brought forth countless classic recordings that reflected —and spurred on—the political and cultural shifts of the world around it. Dedicated from the outset to the full range of jazz styles, Impulse was born in 1961 as part of the ABC Records family, and quickly came to follow the lead of its best-selling artist John Coltrane—producing music exciting in its experimental charge, and spiritual in its priority. Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, Max Roach, Ray Charles, Alice Coltrane, Keith Jarrett, Charles Mingus, Sun Ra, and Pharoah Sanders were but a few of the legendary musicians who helped define the label's sound and message

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A Love Supreme - Live In Seattle

John Coltrane
published: November 22, 2021

A Love Supreme - Live In Seattle

John Coltrane
published: September 24, 2021

The Dealer

Chico Hamilton
published: September 15, 2021

Somewhere Different

Brandee Younger
published: August 09, 2021

Impulse Records: Music, Message & The Moment

Various Artists
published: May 24, 2021

Black To The Future

Sons of Kemet
published: April 30, 2021

Notes with Attachments

Pino Palladino and Blake Mills
published: March 12, 2021

Notes with Attachments

Pino Palladino, Blake Mills
published: March 12, 2021

Palo Alto

Thelonious Monk
published: September 18, 2020

We Are Sent Here by History

Shabaka And The Ancestors
published: April 12, 2020

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