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The house that Trane built : the story of Impulse Records

Author: Ashley Kahn
Publisher: London : Granta Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Through the exciting and rapid changes of the 1960s and 1970s, Impulse Records was the sound of jazz tradition and the shape of jazz to come - edgy, soulful, and elegantly packaged. In The House That Trane Built, author Ashley Kahn recounts in layman-friendly terms the full story of this unusual and fascinating company, tracing its nearly two-decade arc of artistic triumphs and unlikely marketing coups. Leaning on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kahn, Ashley.
House that Trane built.
London : Granta, 2006
(OCoLC)755265322
Named Person: John Coltrane; John Coltrane
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ashley Kahn
ISBN: 1862076464 9781862076464
OCLC Number: 65768084
Description: viii, 338 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The man behind the signature : Creed Taylor (1954-1961) --
The re-education of Bob Thiele (1961-1962) --
Intuition and Impulse (1963-1964) --
The new thing and Impulse (1965-1967) --
Between jazz and a hard place (1965-1967) --
Impulse after Trane (1967-1969) --
Impulse out west (1969-1975) --
The lives of a label ; the tenor of the time (1975-present).
Responsibility: Ashley Kahn.

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A celebration of Impulse Records and its artists - in particular, John Coltrane, the label's best-selling artist and most enduring point of recognition. This title features colour photographs and  Read more...

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Tie-in promotion with Impulse who will release a boxed set on publication Author visit to include an event at the Edinburgh Festival Praise for A Kind of Blue: 'It is a wonderfully clear, Read more...

 
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