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Lorez AlexandriaAlexandria The Great ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $22.99
A beautiful album from Lorez Alexanderia – one of her two excellent sessions for Impulse! The record was cut after Lorez recorded some great sides for the Argo label – and it works off the strength of those sides, taking her unique vocal approach, forged in R&B, but smoothed by ... read more CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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✨✧ Albert AylerAlbert Ayler In Greenwich Village ... CD
Impulse/Universal (Japan), 1966/1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
(Part of the "Impulse – The Masterworks" series! UHQCD pressing.)
Also available Albert Ayler In Greenwich Village (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Albert AylerAlbert Ayler In Greenwich Village ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Out of print.)
Also available Albert Ayler In Greenwich Village (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP 22.99

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Albert AylerAlbert Ayler In Greenwich Village (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Impulse (Germany), 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Albert AylerLove Cry ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Brilliant late work from spiritual saxophone genius Albert Ayler – one of his last truly great albums! The session has none of the jazz-meets-other music feel of some of the other Impulse albums – and is more in the straight expressive style of the ESP recordings. Tracks are more ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the 60 Impulse series!)

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✨✧ Albert AylerMusic Is The Healing Force Of The Universe ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the last records made by avant sax legend Albert Ayler – a really mind-expanding album that's unlike anything else he ever did! By the time of the record, Ayler had made a full round trip between the New York and European jazz scenes – leaving important influences wherever he ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the 60 Impulse series!)

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✨✧ Albert AylerMusic Is The Healing Force Of The Universe ... CD
Impulse, 1970. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the last records made by avant sax legend Albert Ayler – a really mind-expanding album that's unlike anything else he ever did! By the time of the record, Ayler had made a full round trip between the New York and European jazz scenes – leaving important influences wherever he ... read more CD
(Out of print, 2003 digipak pressing.)
Also available Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Albert AylerNew Grass ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the last albums that Albert Ayler ever recorded before his strange and mysterious early death – and one of his most memorable records as well! The record shows Ayler at the crossroads, filled with emotion and meaning, struggling to convey his message to a lager audience. At times, he ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the 60 Impulse series!)
Also available New Grass ... LP 20.99

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Albert AylerNew Grass ... LP
Impulse/Third Man, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $20.99 25.99
One of the last albums that Albert Ayler ever recorded before his strange and mysterious early death – and one of his most memorable records as well! The record shows Ayler at the crossroads, filled with emotion and meaning, struggling to convey his message to a lager audience. At times, he ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available New Grass ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Count BasieRetrospective Sessions – Dedication Series Vol XI ... LP
Impulse, 1960s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A collection of recordings from 1962 and 1969, with sidemen including Thad Jones, Frank Foster, Freddie Green, Eddie Davis, and Harry Edison. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue. Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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Louis BellsonThunderbird ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
Duke Ellington's drummer from the 50's leads a thunderous octet that includes Harry Edison on trumpet, Sam Most on alto, and Jim Cook on tenor. Bellson's drums are out front, and he kicks the group nice and hard through tracks like "Thunderbird", "Nails", "No More ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole and Stereo sticker.)

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✨✧ Art BlakeyJazz Messengers! (Impulse) ... LP
Impulse, 1961. Good Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Killer stuff by Art Blakey – one of his few non-Blue Note sessions from the time, and a hard-wailing set that features the Jazz Messengers as a sextet! The format is one that flourished briefly in these early 60s years – and in this case, the already great lineup of Lee Morgan on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange & black label pressing with RVG stamp and LW etch. Cover has some surface wear, heavy edge wear with masking tape on the seams, with a name in pen inside the gatefold and on the back.)

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✨✧ Michael BreckerMichael Brecker ... LP
Impulse, 1987. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Featuring Charlie Haden on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, Pat Metheny on guitar, Kenny Kirkland on keyboards. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Michael Brecker QuartetTwo Blocks From The Edge ... CD
Impulse, 1998. Used ... $2.99
With Joey Calderazzo on piano, James Genus on bass, and Jeff Tain Wats on drums – plus Don Alias on percussion. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Marion BrownGeechee Recollections ... LP
Impulse, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Quite possibly our favorite record ever from reedman Marion Brown – and very different than both his seminal 60s recordings, and his European sides from later years! There's a really earthy feel to this record – one that really lives up to the title, and which comes from the use of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Marion BrownSweet Earth Flying ... LP
Impulse, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing record from Marion Brown – one of his greatest ever! The record has an unusually introspective quality, and features Muhal Richard Abrams playing piano, Fender Rhodes, and Ring Modulated Hammon Organ, plus Paul Bley playing some of the same on a few tracks. The two-keyboard sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert. Inside cover has some very light wear.)

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✨✧ Marion BrownThree For Shepp ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the 60 Impulse series!)

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✨✧ Marion BrownThree For Shepp ... LP
Impulse/Superior Viaduct, 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(First-ever vinyl reissue – in a heavy gatefold cover, like the original!)

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✨✧ Mel BrownChicken Fat ... CD
Impulse, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the funkiest records ever recorded for Impulse – and the debut set by guitarist Mel Brown! Mel has a really down-and-dirty style that's quite unusual for the label at the time – a rootsy approach to guitar that's steeped in equal parts jazz, soul, and R&B – and which ... read more CD
(Out of print, 2004 digipack pressing.)

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Ray CharlesGenius + Soul = Jazz (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... On April 16, 2021
A wonderful chapter in the career of Ray Charles – and a key album in helping raise his respect level a notch or two in the early 60s! We might argue with the mathematics in the title – or at least joke that Ray was using equations as titles years before Anthony Braxton – but you ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Verve/Acoustic Sounds series!)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanOrnette At 12 ... LP
Impulse, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two generations of Ornette Coleman – making incredible music here together! The album's a freewheeling late 60s outing from the senior Ornette – who plays alto, violin, and trumpet here – working with his young son Ornette D Coleman on drums, just 12 years old at the time – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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✨✧ Alice ColtraneJourney In Satchidananda ... LP
Impulse, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily 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
(Green label pressing.)

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Alice ColtraneMonastic Trio ... CD
Impulse, 1968. Used ... $18.99
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 CD
(Out of print. Digipack has some light edgewear, a penmark through the barcode & a clear promotional sticker on the cover.)

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✨✧ Alice ColtraneMonastic Trio ... LP
Impulse/Superior Viaduct, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... 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
Also available Monastic Trio ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneBlue World (Le Chat Dans Le Sac) ... CD
Impulse, 1964. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A lost treasure from the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – material recorded as the soundtrack for the Canadian film Le Chat Danse Le Sac – which features new recordings of material that Coltrane had done in previous years, but really updated by the fresh version of this group! ... read more CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneBlue World (Le Chat Dans Le Sac) ... LP
Impulse, 1964. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost treasure from the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – material recorded as the soundtrack for the Canadian film Le Chat Danse Le Sac – which features new recordings of material that Coltrane had done in previous years, but really updated by the fresh version of this group! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Blue World (Le Chat Dans Le Sac) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneBoth Directions At Once – The Lost Album ... LP
Impulse, 1963. New Copy ... $24.99 25.98
A rare gem that's worth all the attention it's bound to get over the years – never-issued material from the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – an instrumental session recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's studio on the day before his famous record with singer Johnny Hartman – completely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John ColtraneBoth Directions At Once – The Lost Album (2LP deluxe edition) ... LP
Impulse, 1963. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A rare gem that's worth all the attention it's bound to get over the years – never-issued material from the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – an instrumental session recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's studio on the day before his famous record with singer Johnny Hartman – completely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John ColtraneColtrane (Impulse) ... LP
Impulse, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
One of John Coltrane's best early albums for Impulse – a warm set of modally grooving tracks, and one that picks up where My Favorite Things left off! The group here features McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – a really magical rhythm section that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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John ColtraneColtrane Live At Birdland ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... $5.99
Soaring and soulful work from the legendary John Coltrane – a tremendous live set that's one of his best early 60s albums! The groove is open and free – filled with pulsating modal rhythms, and handled with a slightly more relaxed feeling than some of Trane's studio work from the same ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneCrescent (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Sharp-edged John Coltrane at his best – a record that we'd rank right up there with Love Supreme, and which is a key transition point in Coltrane's musical ideas! There's a very strong edge to Coltrane's tone here – and even on the mellower ballads, he plays with a sound not always ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John ColtraneFrom The Original Master Tapes ... CD
Impulse/MCA, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A collection of tracks from the Impulse vaults. Includes work by the classic quartet – McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, Elvin Jones on drums – plus work with Eric Dolphy, Ahmed Abdul-Malik, and Roy Haynes. CD
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneGentle Side Of John Coltrane ... CD
Impulse/GRP, Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
A mellow set of ballads, taken mostly from Trane's first few years at Impulse – in various formations that have him working with his classic quartet, plus guests like Johnny Hartman, Eric Dolphy, or Duke Ellington. Titles include "Soul Eyes", "What's New", "Dear ... read more CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a cutout hole in one corner.)

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John ColtraneInterstellar Space ... CD
Impulse/GRP, 1967/1974. Used ... $2.99
One of the greatest recordings ever made by John Coltrane in his late years – a spare set of duets with drummer Rashied Ali, recorded in 1967, but never issued until after his death! Trane and Ali play in a free spiritualist mode, with no other accompaniment – making for a very unique ... read more CD
(NOTE: booklet pages are completely stuck together and tray card has some rippling from moisture. Booklet has a cutout out hole.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneLive At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1961. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Sublimely spiritual work from the great John Coltrane – a live album, but one that's easily one of his most important contributions to music in the early 60s – and a set that we'd rank right up there with his best studio sides for Impulse or Atlantic Records at the time! The group here ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneLove Supreme ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Maybe one of the greatest jazz albums of all time – a real breakthrough moment for the legendary John Coltrane, and the blueprint for generations of jazz records to come! Trane was already breaking down plenty of boundaries before Love Supreme – but he knocked it out of the park for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label "Mfd by Capitol" mono pressing, MAS-90215.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneSelections From Coltrane – The Classic Quartet – Complete Impulse Studio Recordings ... CD
Impulse, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sampling of nine full length tracks from the 8 CD box set. CD
(Sealed promotional release.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneSun Ship ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Soaring work from the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – a session that was incredibly far-reaching for the time, and which originally was unissued until after the time of Coltrane's death! The record's got the group really pushing forward strongly – hitting a Love Supreme mode, but ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Sun Ship (180 gram version) ... LP 25.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneSun Ship (180 gram version) ... LP
Impulse, 1965/1997. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99 26.98
Soaring work from the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – a session that was incredibly far-reaching for the time, and which originally was unissued until after the time of Coltrane's death! The record's got the group really pushing forward strongly – hitting a Love Supreme mode, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180-gram reissue version, with a sweet gatefold cover that replicates the original!)

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John ColtraneTransition ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $22.99
There's no sense of "transition" here – as the album's an incredibly solid one, and stands with John Coltrane's best mid 60s work for Impulse – even if the session wasn't issued by the label until after his early death! The work builds strongly on the Love Supreme vibe – ... read more CD
(Part of the "Impulse – The Masterworks" series! UHQCD pressing.)

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✨✧ Comet Is ComingImminent/Super Zodiac (Noss DJ Remix) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... 12-inch
Impulse, 2020. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A really full-on track from Comet Is Coming – a cut that has all the cosmic touches of their other work, but which also features vocals from Joshua Idehen – who's got this dark, bold vibe that really seems to send the group over the top! The cut may well be the most sonically intense ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Comet Is ComingTrust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery ... CD
Impulse, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic blend of spiritual jazz styles and electronic elements – served up here by the trio of drummer Betamax, keyboardist Danalogue, and saxophonist King Shabaka – the last of whom you might recognize as Shabaka Hutchings from a host of other hip projects on the contemporary ... read more CD

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✨✧ Comet Is ComingTrust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery ... LP
Impulse, 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic blend of spiritual jazz styles and electronic elements – served up here by the trio of drummer Betamax, keyboardist Danalogue, and saxophonist King Shabaka – the last of whom you might recognize as Shabaka Hutchings from a host of other hip projects on the contemporary ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Duke Ellington with Coleman Hawkins & John ColtranGreat Tenor Encounters (Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins/Duke Ellington & John Coltrane) ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 great 60s sessions from Duke Ellington – both with a key tenorist! First up is Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins – the meeting of two classic talents late in their careers – in a setting that's ideal to bring out all the complexity of their well-honed genius! The approach ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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Gil EvansOut Of The Cool (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... On April 16, 2021
A pivotal session for Gil Evans – one that brought his genius to the American public strongly and successfully, without the help of Miles Davis! Sure, Gil had recorded albums as a leader before this one – but the sparkling quality of this set is right up there with the charts he ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Verve/Acoustic Sounds series!)

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✨✧ Terry GibbsTake It From Me ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A really nice little session from Terry Gibbs – a rare one-off album for Impulse, and a straight jazz record that stands out from some of Terry's more gimmick-oriented albums of the 60s! Gibbs plays the vibes beautifully here – hitting with this sense of touch that really shines ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)

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✨✧ Paul GonsalvesTell It The Way It Is! ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Paul Gonsalves tells it the way it is – but in a hiply swinging sort of way that showcases his rising star as a leader in the 60s! The groove here is freed up from some of the earlier cliches in Gonsalves' work with larger groups – leaving a lot more room for his great sense of tone ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing with Van Gelder/Stereo stamps. Cover has edge wear and a very small split in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Chico HamiltonFurther Adventures Of El Chico ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massively groovy work from Chico Hamilton – one of his standout swingers for Impulse Records in the 60s, and a set that really showcases all the changes in music he'd made for the decade! The set features some wonderful reed work from Jerome Richardson and Charlie Mariano, plus some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange & black pressing with Van Gelder stamp/LW etch, includes the Impulse inner sleeve. Cover has a small cutout hole and some gloss separation at the top and spine.)

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✨✧ Chico HamiltonMan From Two Worlds ... LP
Impulse, Early 60s. Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pivotal album for Chico – one that has him working with his hip group that included Charles Lloyd and Gabor Szabo, both of whom take Chico into a modal mode that would completely transform his sound! Lloyd's the center star on the album's version of his own "Forest Flower" – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange & black label pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Lionel HamptonYou Better Know It !!! ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
A warm and wonderful 60s session from Lionel Hampton – recorded in a personal and intimate way, one that even surpasses his great small combo sides of the 50s! There's a relaxed feel here that you don't always get with Hamp – a gently grooving quality that we really like a lot, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ John HandyCarnival ... LP
Impulse, 1977. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A well-blown set from alto saxophonist John Handy – recorded with larger arrangements at a time when Impulse Records was trying to match the sounds of CTI, but done in a way that still holds onto all the sharp soul of Handy's earlier years! The format's nice and full – with lots of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Donald HarrisonNouveau Swing ... CD
Impulse, 1997. Used ... $2.99
With Anthony Wonsey on piano, Christina McBride or Reuben Rodgers alternating on bass, and Carl Allen or Dion Parson on drums. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Antonio HartHere I Stand ... CD
Impulse, 1997. Used ... $1.99
A quartet date with Antonio Hart on alto and soprano sax, John Benitez on bass, James Hurt on piano and organ, and Nasheet Waits on drums. CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Johnny HartmanVoice That Is ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
At the time of this album, Johnny Hartman definitely was the voice that is – a singer with a new level of maturity for the 60s, and a voice that's far more masculine than the geeky look of the photo on the cover! Hartman's sound here is smooth and warm, but never in a too-commercial way ... read more CD
(NOTE: this copy is missing the tray card and is priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsDesafinado ... CD
Impulse, 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
The Hawk, in prime late form, lays down some beautiful tenor solos over gentle bossa nova accompaniment – working in a mode that's much more satisfying than just a "classic player meets bossa" session, angularly crafting the solos with that dark edge that he had in all of his later ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Desafinado ... CD 4.99

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Coleman HawkinsDesafinado ... CD
Impulse, 1964. Used ... $4.99
The Hawk, in prime late form, lays down some beautiful tenor solos over gentle bossa nova accompaniment – working in a mode that's much more satisfying than just a "classic player meets bossa" session, angularly crafting the solos with that dark edge that he had in all of his later ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Roy Haynes QuartetOut Of The Afternoon ... LP
Impulse (Czech Republic), 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Drummer Roy Haynes always brings something great to the table for any album he does as a leader – and this record is no exception! Here, the "added something" is the presence of Roland Kirk on reeds – offered a key early chance to express his most modern ideas in the freedom ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John Lee HookerIt Serve You Right To Suffer ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An oddly placed session for Hooker – considering that it was recorded for Impulse during the 60s, when most of their work was in a jazz vein. In keeping with that, they've backed Hooker with a trio of jazz players – Milt Hinton, Panama Francis, and Barry Galbraith – who give the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s green label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and is lightly stained at the bottom 2 inches, with a bit of flaking on front.)

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Milt JacksonJazz N Samba ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $19.99
This may not be Milt Jackson's purest album – but oh how we love it! Milt's working here more in a Verve pop jazz mode than a highbrow third stream one – with bossa backings on about half the album, and good small combo work on the rest. The first half features Jimmy Heath on tenor, ... read more CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalTranquility/Outertimeinnerspace ... CD
Impulse (Germany), 1968/1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two overlooked gems from pianist Ahmad Jamal – back to back on a single CD! Tranquility is a really wonderful post-Chess album from pianist Ahmad Jamal – a set that's maybe got a bit more bite than some of his earlier work, and which features a bold groove that really points the way ... read more CD

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✨✧ Keith JarrettShades ... LP
ABC/Impulse, 1976. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A lost gem from Keith's "with horns" period – a quintet session from the mid 70s, recorded with a group that features Dewey Redman on tenor, plus Charlie Haden on bass, Paul Motian on drums and percussion, and Guilherme Franco on additional percussion. The feel is a bit straighter ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some surface wear.)

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✨✧ Beverly JenkinsGordon Jenkins Presents My Wife The Blues Singer – Beverly Jenkins ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Well, Beverly Jenkins is hardly a "blues singer" – at least in the traditional sense of the word – but the album's a unique early Impulse session, with a relatively trad feel. Nice small group instrumentation – with Eddie Miller on tenor, Matty Matlock on clarinet, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Elvin Jones & Richard DavisHeavy Sounds ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1967. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Heavy Sounds, indeed – a beautiful little set of dark-edged soul jazz from the mid 60s – co-led by bassist Richard Davis and drummer Elvin Jones! The sound here is a bit different than any work ever released by either player as a leader – and is almost more in the vein of Blue ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Elvin Jones/Jimmy Garrison SextetIllumination! ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazingly unique little group – one that kind of stepped in the Impulse Records back door from the Coltrane galaxy, but which features some very unique aspects overall! As the cover states, the ensemble's led by bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones – and also features ... read more CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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✨✧ Lambert, Hendricks & RossSing A Song Of Basie (Impulse pressing) ... CD
Impulse, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the first albums ever by this legendary jazz vocal group! LHR do the incredible – and create a set of vocal renditions of standards by the Basie band, putting jazzy lyrics in to replace the instrumental solos, but keeping the same vibe as the original tracks. The sound and approach ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through booklet.)

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✨✧ Yusef LateefLive At Pep's (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Impulse, 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Yusef Lateef's most fantastic albums, and one that grooves in a way that few of his other albums do! The session is an amazing live set from 1964, recorded at Pep's Nightclub in Philly, and it features some amazing playing by a young Mike Nock on piano and the brilliant Richard Williams on ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ David LiebmanIf They Only Knew ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There's a lot of great chromatic elements going on here – thanks to the work of John Scofield on guitar, who's at that key point where he could effortlessly balance melody and tone with these edges that are sharp, but also very spacious – kind of a wide style that really reaches out and ... read more CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case & artwork.)

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✨✧ Gary McFarlandPoint Of Departure ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great record – and one that's filled with so many wonderful little moments! The whole thing's a very cool, very off-beat set of jazz tracks recorded by vibist Gary McFarland, with a group that includes Jimmy Raney on guitar, Richie Kamuca on tenor, and Steve Swallow on bass – a ... read more CD
(UHQCD pressing!)
Also available Point Of Departure ... LP 19.99

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Gary McFarlandPoint Of Departure ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Sealed Gatefold ... $19.99
A great record – and one that's filled with so many wonderful little moments! The whole thing's a very cool, very off-beat set of jazz tracks recorded by vibist Gary McFarland, with a group that includes Jimmy Raney on guitar, Richie Kamuca on tenor, and Steve Swallow on bass – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, still sealed. Shrinkwrap has a sticker on front.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusBlack Saint & The Sinner Lady ... LP
Impulse/Superior Viaduct, 1963. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Fantastic – and one of Mingus' greatest albums ever! This one ranks right up with The Clown and Pithecantropus Erectus for sheer raw power and emotion – and Mingus' writing here is incredibly tight, giving soloists like Charlie Mariano, Jaki Byard, Richard Williams, and Jerome ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing, too – very heavy cover and excellent format – almost like owning an original!)

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus ... LP
Impulse (Czech Republic), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The title's exploding with Mingus, and the album is too – a completely classic effort for Impulse Records that's easily one of Charles' best of the 60s! Things are reigned in somewhat from the Mingus years at Atlantic or Candid, but the sound is still great – almost more focused than ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus Plays Piano – Spontaneous Compositions & Improvisations ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A surprisingly enchanting album of piano work from Charles Mingus – one of a few he cut on the instrument, and quite different than his regular work on bass! Unlike the bold, angry role that Mingus would take on as a leader, the approach here is very personal and introspective – long ... read more CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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Thelonious MonkPalo Alto ... LP
Universal/Impulse, 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A lost live recording from the legendary Thelonious Monk Quartet of the 60s – done at a time when the group wasn't recording at all, as a small benefit at a high school in California! Yet despite that setting, the vibe here is as relaxed, open, and human as if the combo were playing at an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Oliver NelsonBlues & The Abstract Truth ... CD
Impulse, 1961. Used ... $2.99
One of the all-time classics of early 60's mainstream jazz – and a beautiful record that showcases writing and arranging talents of Oliver Nelson! Nelson had been bumping around a variety of sessions before this one – as a leader, sideman, and arranger – but it was with this ... read more CD
(Out of print BMG Direct pressing. Digipack has a fair amount of wear.)

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Oliver NelsonKennedy Dream – A Musical Tribute To John F Kennedy ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
A great little album – a lot better than you might think from the concept! After the death of JFK, Oliver Nelson penned this extremely strong tribute to the man – featuring snippets of speeches made by Kennedy during his time in office as president, used as bridges between jazz based ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Oliver Nelson & Steve AllenSoulful Brass ... LP
Impulse, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest records that Steve Allen ever cut – thanks largely to some hip arrangements from the mighty Oliver Nelson! The set's definitely a collaborative effort – especially as it's got a vibe that has Nelson really overtaking Allen's usual strong lead – still letting ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a cut corner and some gloss separation along the spine.)

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Oliver Nelson's Big BandLive From Los Angeles ... LP
Impulse, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
A unique little outing for Oliver Nelson – one that breaks him out of the familiar territory of the studio, and puts him in a much more spontaneous live setting! Nelson's playing soprano sax on the album – using the instrument in an edgey way that has echoes of Coltrane, yet which also ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo rainbow label pressing. Cover has some wear, a few smudges on the back, and some notes in pen inside the gatefold.)

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Chico O'FarrillNine Flags ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
Very groovy work from Chico – still very Latin at the core, but with lots of light 60s touches on top, ala the work of Gary McFarland, or some of the other groove-conscious arrangers for Verve and Impulse! Players on the set include Art Farmer, Clark Terry, JJ Johnson, Seldon Powell, and Pat ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Pino Palladino & Blake MillsNotes With Attachments ... CD
Impulse, 2021. New Copy ... On March 12, 2021
... CD

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Pino Palladino & Blake MillsNotes With Attachments ... LP
Impulse, 2021. New Copy ... On March 12, 2021
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Jackie ParisSong Is Paris (Japanese pressing) ... CD
MCA/Impulse (Japan), 1962. Used ... $11.99
A rare gem by singer Jackie Paris – an underrecorded LA singer from the 50s and 60s, with a sound and style that's somewhere between early Mark Murphy and later Bobby Troup! Paris has less of the vocalese approach of some of his contemporaries – and is also lacking the heavy vocal ... read more CD
(Out of print, early 90's Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Danilo PerezPanamonk ... CD
Impulse, 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
Danilo Perez on piano with Terri Lyne Carrington & Jeff Watts on drums & Avishai Cohen on bass. CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Danilo PerezPanamonk ... CD
Impulse, 1996. Used ... Just Sold Out!
With Avishai Cohen on bass, Terri Lyne Carrington & Jeff Watts on drums & Danilo Perez on ... read more CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some light edgewear.)

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Bill Plummer & The Cosmic BrotherhoodBill Plummer & The Cosmic Brotherhood (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Impulse/Get On Down, 1967. Used Gatefold ... $28.99
Incredibly great – and one of the best of the late 60s trippy jazz albums on Impulse! Bill Plummer plays electric sitar with the "Cosmic Brotherood", a group that includes Tom Scott on saxes and electronics, Carol Kaye on Fender bass, Milt Holland on tabla, and Mike Craden on a ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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✨✧ Sun RaAstro Black (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Impulse/Modern Harmonic, 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the darkest Sun Ra albums of the early 70s – and a set that's also a bit unusual in his catalog as well! The album was issued during Ra's run with Impulse Records – a period that mostly saw the label reissue previous records from the Saturn catalog – save for a rare few ... read more CD
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Sun RaAstro Black (colored vinyl) ... LP
Impulse/Modern Harmonic, 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the darkest Sun Ra albums of the early 70s – and a set that's also a bit unusual in his catalog as well! The album was issued during Ra's run with Impulse Records – a period that mostly saw the label reissue previous records from the Saturn catalog – save for a rare few ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Sun RaSpace Is The Place ... CD
Impulse, 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant record by Sun Ra & The Arkestra – and an album that forever gave them a slogan to live by! The record's different than some of the other Arkestra work from the time – in that it's a bit tighter and more spiritual, more in keeping with the style of the Blue Thumb label, ... read more CD

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Emil RichardsSpirit of 1976 ... LP
Impulse, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $16.99
Excellent groovy jazz from the great Emil Richards! The legendary LA vibist is caught live at Donte's – and is playing with Dave Makay on piano and percussion, as well as a bunch of other LA hipsters. The general groove is more jazz oriented than Emil's other records, but still very nice. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Back cover has a small X in marker.)

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✨✧ Sam RiversHues ... LP
Impulse, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A nice change from some of Sam Rivers' more extended modes of the time – with tracks that are a bit shorter, with a bit more focus – yet still a relatively loose approach overall! The album features a few differeing trios – with Rivers on flute, tenor, soprano sax, and piano ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Sam RiversSizzle ... LP
ABC/Impulse, 1976. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A different record for Sam Rivers – especially when you compare it to the rest of his early 70s output! Rivers' own playing is still very similar to other records – in that he's blowing his head off on tenor, soprano, and flute – but the backing's by a pretty fierce rhythm combo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some light wear, a cut corner, and a small Sam Rivers sticker.)

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Max RoachIt's Time ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $22.99
Stunning! This is a beautiful album that's one of Max Roach's most powerful recordings, and a record that's been the inspiration for countless other imitations over the years. Roach leads a group with Richard Williams, Clifford Jordan, and Mal Waldron – and they're matched with a vocal ... read more CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsEast Broadway Run Down ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the most free-wheeling Sonny Rollins albums of the 60s – an album that features some very long, extended tracks that really break out from some of the straighter moments of Sonny's mid-60s recordings! The title track is an incredible 20 minute workout – one that almost feels ... read more CD
(Out of print, small cutout mark through digipack barcode.)

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Sonny RollinsImpulse Story ... CD
Impulse, 1965/1966. Used ... $5.99
Some of the most compelling work that Sonny Rollins recorded in the 60s – served up here in a helping of his 3 albums for Impulse Records! Rollins only stopped at the label briefly – and didn't contribute as much to the Impulse catalog as other 60s tenor heavyweights like John Coltrane ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins On Impulse! ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $22.99
A tremendous little album from Sonny Rollins – one of his most sharp-edged sessions of the mid 60s, and a bold departure from some of his previous work for RCA! The album has a crackling sense of energy that more than lives up to the exclamation point in the title – a starker quality ... read more CD
(Part of the "Impulse – The Masterworks" series! UHQCD pressing.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins On Impulse! ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous little album from Sonny Rollins – one of his most sharp-edged sessions of the mid 60s, and a bold departure from some of his previous work for RCA! The album has a crackling sense of energy that more than lives up to the exclamation point in the title – a starker quality ... read more CD
(Verve/Impulse Originals pressing.)
Also available Sonny Rollins On Impulse! ... CD 22.99

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins On Impulse! ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous little album from Sonny Rollins – one of his most sharp-edged sessions of the mid 60s, and a bold departure from some of his previous work for RCA! The album has a crackling sense of energy that more than lives up to the exclamation point in the title – a starker quality ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Sonny Rollins On Impulse! ... CD 22.99

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Pee Wee Russell & Oliver NelsonSpirit Of 67 ... LP
Impulse, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of the great albums that Pee Wee Russell recorded for Impulse during the late 60's, when they brought him back for some great comeback LPs in a number of different settings. This one has him playing as the main soloist with Oliver Nelson's orchestra. As with most of Nelson's work from the 60's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. This copy was sealed, but opened to determine pressing, and remains unplayed. Cover has two small cutout holes.)

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✨✧ Pharoah SandersBlack Unity ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A righteous cover, a righteous title, and a righteous little session that features one long song that spans the entire length of the album! "Black Unity" may well be Pharoah Sanders' freest expression on record to date – but it's also still got all the hallmarks of his best moments ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the 60 Impulse series!)

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✨✧ Pharoah SandersElevation ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic album by Pharoah Sanders – one of his later albums for Impulse, but one of his best! The record has Pharoah grooving in a strongly modal style – working up long passages of rhythm, piano, and percussion that really build on the promise delivered in earlier tunes on records ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the 60 Impulse series!)

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Pharoah SandersJewels Of Thought ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... About January 20, 2021 (delayed)
A wonderful reunion of Pharoah Sanders and vocalist Leon Thomas – and a set that captures a lot of the same energy as the pair's previous record – Karma! Thomas' vocals are in wonderful form for the set – stretching out soulfully on the extended classic "Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah-H ... read more CD
(SHM CD pressing!)
 
 



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