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Impulse! Records Kicks Off Its 50th Anniversary Commemoration With Release of First Impulse: The Creed Taylor Collection

In 2011, Impulse Records will mark two major milestones: the label’s 50th anniversary, and the 85th anniversary of John Coltrane’s birth. Coltrane, who inspired Impulse’s nickname The House That Trane Built, is arguably the greatest artist in the label’s storied history.
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First Impulse: The Creed Taylor Collection [4 CD or digital download]
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9/7/11
IMPULSE RECORDS AT 50
FEATURING REGGIE WORKMAN & ERIC REED
OCTOBER 28 & 29 – ROSE THEATER

Who/What:
When Impulse Records began in the early 1960s, John Coltrane was its most important artist. His bassist Reggie Workman honors Coltrane’s legacy with Reggie Workman’s African-American Legacy Project, conducted by Charles Tolliver and featuring pianist Stanley Cowell, in a re-creation of the legendary album Africa Brass complete with a full jazz orchestra and 16-member chorus. In the 1980s, Impulse sprang back to life during The Young Lions days and helped revive jazz during its neo-classicism movement. An important young artist of that new Impulse era was pianist Eric Reed, whose expressive playing and deep lyricism has piloted his career to the present. Reed brings his ensemble, Surge.

FIRST HALF: Performing selections from John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Freddie Hubbard, and of course, Eric Reed, are: Eric Reed, (piano, musical director); Jim Rotondi (trumpet); Andre Hayward (trombone); Danny Kirkhum (trombone); Seamus Blake (tenor saxophone); Stacy Dillard (tenor saxophone); Rodney Whitaker (bass); Willie Jones III (drums); and Andy Bey (vocals).

SECOND HALF: Reggie Workman’s African-American Legacy Project (AALP), a 17 piece orchestra and 16 chorus celebration, will feature Reggie Workman (bassist), Charles Tolliver (Conductor/Arranger), and Stanley Cowell (pianist) performing “unique orchestra/chorus transcriptions” of Coltrane’s historic Africa Brass by CharlesTolliver and Reggie Workman’s own homage to Coltrane “Martyr’s Hymn.”

There will be a free pre-concert discussion with Ashley Kahn, author of The House That Trane Built: Impulse Records, nightly at 7pm.

When:
Friday & Saturday, October 28 & 29, 2011, 8pm.

Where:
Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.

Tickets:
Ticket prices are $10, $30, $50, $75, $95, and $120, dependent on seat location.

Note: Hot Seats, $10 seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Jazz For Young People concerts), are available for purchase to the general public on the Wednesday of each performance week. Subject to availability. Hot Seats are available only by walk up at the Box Office, maximum of four per person.

All tickets can be purchased through jalc.org or CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Box Office hours: Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain).

Sponsorship:
Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners: Bloomberg, Brooks Brothers, Centric, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, HSBC, Related, and SiriusXM.

MasterCard is the preferred card of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Hot Seats are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.


05/13/11

Early Impulse: A 50-Year Legacy In Jazz

04/13/11

Creed Taylor Looks Back at Influential Jazz Label, Impulse! Records

Tour Dates


All shows at Yoshi’s. Join us in Celebrating 50 Years of Impulse! Records, one of the most iconic Jazz record labels in history with some of the Bay Area’s best musicians reinterpreting these classic albums

June 6, 2011
JOHN COLTRANE
A LOVE SUPREME (1965)
and TRANSITION (1965)
Marcus Shelby All-Stars feat Howard Wiley, Mel Martin, Jeff Mars, Matt Clark
Plus DJ VInnie Esparza spinning vintage vinyl
$8 – Doors/DJ 7PM – Show 8PM

June 13, 2011
Impulse! Mondays -
SHIRLEY SCOTT
QUEEN OF THE ORGAN (1964)
and ON A CLEAR DAY (1966)
Sundra Manning Trio and
Wil Blades Trio

Plus DJ Vinnie Esparza spinning vintage vinyl
$8

June 20, 2011
Impulse! Mondays -
TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL BRECKER
Feat Bay Area All-Stars and Special Guests,
check back in for details
Plus DJ Vinnie Esparza spinning vintage vinyl
$8

June 27, 2011
Impulse! Mondays -
OLIVER NELSON
The BLUES & THE ABSTRACT TRUTH (1961)
and MORE BLUES & THE ABSTRACT TRUTH (1964)
Featuring Jazz Mafia All-Stars w/spec. guests
Plus DJ VInnie Esparza
$8