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BOOK REVIEWS July 14, 2006

The House That Trane Built: The Story Of Impulse Records

By C. ANDREW HOVAN

The House That Trane Built: The Story Of Impulse Records Ashley Kahn Hardcover; 338 pages ISBN: 978-0-393-05879-6 W.W. Norton & Company 2006

Collectors are a curious lot. Be it baseball cards or jazz records, those who dabble in amassing artifacts related to a particular infatuation will always have a story to tell about a favorite or rarity worthy of inclusion in any respectable collection. Making its debut during the early '60s, a fervent and productive period in jazz, the Impulse! label developed quite a reputation among collectors during its heyday, ...

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EXTENDED ANALYSIS July 6, 2006

The House That Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records

By NORMAN WEINSTEIN

Various Artists The House That Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records Impulse! 2006

Your reaction to this four-CD box has a great deal to do with whether you give more emphasis to the main title, “The House That Trane Built, or the subtitle, “The Story of Impulse Records. If you want to follow the Impulse! story, this is a fine cherry-picking by jazz journalist Ashley Kahn of many of the high points of the '60s label. But that label was riddled by a major, delicious contradiction. While it was a magnet for African-American ...

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BOOK REVIEWS June 3, 2006

The House That Trane Built: The Story Of Impulse Records

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By SUZANNE LORGE

The House That Trane Built: The Story Of Impulse Records Ashley Kahn Hardcover; 340 pages W.W. Norton & Co. Inc. 2006

Author Ashley Kahn's latest contribution to the documentation of jazz history is The House That Trane Built: The Story Of Impulse Records, a chronicle of the rise of Impulse Records in the '60s and '70s. Impulse Records occupied a unique place in the development of jazz for the sheer variety of its catalogue: During its 15-year run, Impulse issues represented every school of jazz, from swing and bebop to avant-garde and ...

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