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Albert AylerAlbert Ayler In Greenwich Village ... CD
Impulse/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Around May 13, 2015
One of the first big moments of Albert Ayler's work in the jazz mainstream – and a record that doesn't dim his greatness at all from the earlier sides recorded for ESP! The album's got a sharply angular sound that more than lives up to its vibrant cover image – a well-honed approach to ... read more CD

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Albert AylerImpulse Story ... CD
Impulse, Late 60s. Used ... $6.99
Our favorite work by Albert Ayler – material we love even more than his better-known sides for ESP! Although Ayler at ESP definitely set a new level in 60s jazz, we actually really treasure his later sides for Impulse – records that are sometimes not as focused, often a bit failed, but ... read more CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Albert AylerNew Grass ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Around May 13, 2015
One of the last albums that Ayler ever recorded – and one of his most memorable! The record shows Ayler at the crossroads, filled with emotion and meaning, struggling to convey his message to a lager audience. At times, he takes a strange soul/jazz format to do so, and has tracks featuring ... read more CD

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✨✧ Albert AylerNew Grass ... LP
Impulse, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the last albums that Ayler ever recorded – and one of his most memorable! The record shows Ayler at the crossroads, filled with emotion and meaning, struggling to convey his message to a lager audience. At times, he takes a strange soul/jazz format to do so, and has tracks featuring ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Gato BarbieriImpulse Story ... CD
Impulse, Mid 70s. Used ... $4.99
We love this music – and it's some of our favorite ever on Impulse Records! Gato Barbieri's a musician that's worked in many styles over the years, but during his brief mid 70s run on Impulse, he cut some tremendous records that blended Latin modes of his South American roots with some of ... read more CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Black NoteNothin' But The Swing ... CD
Impulse, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great little record that came out a few years ago and never got the success it deserved. The album's got a beautifully classic sound, and feels like one of the more melodic and lyrical sides from the Blue Note late 60s era – like stuff by Lee Morgan or Duke Pearson. This critically ... read more CD
(Out of print. Digipack has some edge wear.)

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Ran BlakeCocktails At Dusk – A Noir Tribute To Chris Connor ... CD
Impulse, 2015. New Copy ... $26.99
A really unique little album from pianist Ran Blake – and that's saying a lot, given that all of his music is pretty darn unique! The album features Blake at his warmest – serving up a tribute to the vocalist Chris Connor, but at a level that's mostly instrumental – as a good ... read more CD

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✨✧ Art BlakeyJazz Message ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
Art Blakey, without any Jazz Messengers – but still coming through loud and clear, thanks to help from a unique group that features Sonny Stitt on tenor, McCoy Tyner on piano, and Art Davis on bass! The album's still got all the hardbop charm of Blakey's best Blue Note dates, but also feels ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing – cover and vinyl are nice! Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Marion BrownThree For Shepp ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Around May 13, 2015
An unbelievable recording! As Archie Shepp made his first album for Impulse a tribute to Coltrane, Marion Brown made his a tribute to Shepp – a wonderful lineage of avant talent in the 60s, stated boldly here, given Brown's amazing talent on the record! The album's filled with hard, soulful ... read more CD

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Marion BrownVista ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Around May 13, 2015
A strangely wonderful album from Marion Brown – quite different from his other work on Impulse, with a mellow electric edge that gives it a warm and laidback feel! The approach here is much more soulful than before – with finely crafted tunes that weave Brown's work on alto with ... read more CD

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✨✧ Mel BrownMel Brown's Fifth ... LP
Impulse, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mel Brown's fifth album – as we'd assume by the title – and a pretty darn tasty batch of funky numbers! There's still a bit of the bluesy playing that can sometimes ruin a Mel Brown record –but the best cuts are just super-dope guitar funk numbers, either chopping along at a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Benny CarterAdditions To Further Definitions ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Around May 20, 2015
A great example of the cool, classy swing that Benny Carter hit in the 1960s – a groove that was more regularly brought to backings for standout singers of the time, but which also works beautifully here in an instrumental mode! Carter's alto sax is at the top of the charts, but the album's ... read more CD

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✨✧ Benny CarterAdditions To Further Definitions ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great example of the cool, classy swing that Benny Carter hit in the 1960s – a groove that was more regularly brought to backings for standout singers of the time, but which also works beautifully here in an instrumental mode! Carter's alto sax is at the top of the charts, but the album's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Benny CarterFurther Definitions (plus Additions To Further Definitions) ... CD
Impulse, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
A key later album from alto saxophonist Benny Carter – one that has him at the helm of a largeish group, but playing with a nicely focused sort of groove! In addition to Benny's alto, the record also features tenor sax from Charlie Rouse and Coleman Hawkins, plus one more alto from Phil ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gloria ColemanSoul Sisters ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... $6.99
A wonderful session of soul jazz – and totally obscure! The album's one of a rare few cut by organist Gloria Coleman – an obscure east coast player who was also the wife of tenorist George Coleman, and who follows wonderfully in a strong tradition of female organists that includes ... read more CD

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Ornette ColemanOrnette At 12 ... LP
Impulse, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
Obscure Ornette quartet LP for Impulse, featuring him, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, and his son Ornette Denardo (at 12) on drums. 4 tracks featuring prime middle-period playing by Ornette, including "C.O.D.", "New York", and "Bells and Chimes". Ornette also plays ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Alice ColtraneJourney In Satchidananda ... LP
Impulse, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Arguably the most classic Alice Coltrane album on Impulse – and a strong group effort that features some great work from Pharoah Sanders! Coltrane leads two different small combos on the record – both with Sanders on saxes, plus either Cecil McBee or Charlie Haden on bass, and Rashied ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alice ColtraneLord Of Lords ... LP
Impulse, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautifully high concept work from Alice Coltrane – the kind of record you'd use to announce the arrival of a new king – or lord, for that matter! The record features Coltrane at the head of a large group of string players – creating a full, rich sound that serves as the backdrop ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Alice ColtraneMonastic Trio ... LP
Impulse/Superior Viaduct, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early work by Alice Coltrane – somewhat under the shadow of her late husband, as you'd guess from the use of his name on the front cover – but really stepping out here with a voice of her own! The Monastic Trio of the set features Alice on harp and piano – alongside bass from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alice ColtraneWorld Galaxy ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Around May 13, 2015
One of Alice Coltrane's most ambitious albums of the early years – recorded with a full set of heavenly orchestrations! The core group features Alice on piano, organ, and harp – alongside Frank Lowe on saxes, Reggie Workman on bass, Leroy Jenkins on violin, and Ben Riley on drums. ... read more CD
 
 



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