The House That Trane Built

The Story of Impulse Records

Ashley Kahn (Author)

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"A jazz-lover's delight."—Ray Olson, Booklist

Noted jazz author Ashley Kahn brings to life the behind-the-scenes story of Impulse Records, one of the most significant record labels in the history of popular music. “Kahn mingles engaging stories of corporate politics with insider accounts of music-making and anecdotal takes on particular albums. His history of Impulse is also the story of the genesis of an American art form and the evolution of the record industry through the tumultuous 1960s—and will compel readers to seek out this label’s masterful albums,” says Publishers Weekly in a starred review. Kirkus Reviews calls the book “a swinging read,” adding that “Kahn covers all the aesthetic, business, social, and historical bases with crisp economy.” Don’t miss the exciting inside scoop behind some of the most enduring masterpieces of jazz!

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • November 2007
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33071-7
  • 7 × 9.2 in / 352 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.


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