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First Impulse – The Creed Taylor Collection (4CD set)

CD (Item 561910) Impulse/Hip-O Select, Early 60s — Condition: New Copy
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A totally great package that looks at the important first releases on Impulse Records – done in a beautiful Hip-O Select style that's as graphically compelling and rich in detail as the original gatefold LPs on Impulse! The package is a 10" hardcover book, with 4CDs inside – and an 84 page, full-color booklet with notes on the label, essays from Creed Taylor, session photos, and more great details – incredibly lavish, and put together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Impulse! The CDs contain the first 6 important records on the label – JJ Johnson & Kai Winding/The Great Kai & JJ, Kai Winding/The Incredible Kai Winding Trombones, Ray Charles/Genius + Soul + Jazz, Gil Evans/Out Of The Cool, Oliver Nelson/Blues & The Abstract Truth, and John Coltrane/Africa Brass. Plus, the set also features a wealth of rare material too – previously unreleased tracks by the Africa Brass Rehearsal Band with Cal Massey – "Laura (rehearsal)", "Nakatine Serenade (slow version)", and "The Damned Don't Cry (rehearsal version)" – plus other Coltrane rarities that include "Africa (alt)", "Africa (first version)", "The Damned Don't Cry", "Greensleeves (alt)", and "Song Of The Underground Railroad". The set also features a mono single version of "One Mint Julep" by Ray Charles, and "Sister Sadie" by Gil Evans. (Limited to 5000 copies.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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