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On May 14, 2021.

On May 14, 2021, “Impulse!” label released “Black to the Future”, the fourth Sons of Kemet studio album. It was recorded in 2021, at “Livingston Studio 1” in London, and was produced by Shabaka Hutchings and Dilip Harris.

Personnel:

  • Shabaka Hutchings – tenor saxophone, woodwinds
  • Theon Cross – tuba
  • Edward Wakili-Hick – percussion
  • Tom Skinner – percussion
  • Steve Williamson – tenor saxophone
  • Joshua Idehen – vocals
  • Angel Bat Dawid – vocals
  • Moor Mother – vocals
  • D Double E – vocals
  • Kojey Radical – vocals
  • Lianne La Havas – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Field Negus
  2. Pick Up Your Burning Cross
  3. Think of Home
  4. Hustle
  5. For the Culture
  6. To Never Forget the Source
  7. In Remembrance of Those Source
  8. Let the Circle Be Unbroken
  9. Envision Yourself Levitating
  10. Black

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “Impulse!” label released “A Monastic Trio”, the first Alice Coltrane album. It was recorded January – June 1968, at John Coltrane home studio in Dix Hills, New York, and was produced by Alice Coltrane. The album is a tribute to her husband, John Coltrane, who had died the year before.

Track listing:

  • Alice Coltrane – harp, piano
  • Pharoah Sanders — tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
  • Jimmy Garrison — bass
  • Ben Riley — drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Alice Coltrane.

  1. Ohnedaruth
  2. Gospel Trane
  3. I Want to See You
  4. Lovely Sky Boat
  5. Oceanic Beloved
  6. Atomic Peace

In December 1977.

In December 1977, “Impulse!” label released “First Meditations”, posthumously released John Coltrane album. It was recorded in September 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner – piano
  • Jimmy Garrison – double bass
  • Elvin Jones – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Coltrane.

  1. Love
  2. Compassion
  3. Joy
  4. Consequences
  5. Serenity

On December 8, 1971.

On December 8, 1971, “Impulse!” label released “Black Unity”, the seventh Pharaoh Sanders album. It was recorded in November 1971, and was produced by Lee Young.

Personnel:

  • Pharoah Sanders — soprano and tenor saxophone, balafon
  • Marvin “Hannibal” Peterson — trumpet
  • Carlos Garnett — flute, tenor saxophone
  • Joe Bonner — piano
  • Stanley Clarke, Cecil McBee — bass
  • Norman Connors, Billy Hart — drums
  • Lawrence Killian — conga, balafon, talking drum, percussion
  • Tony May — engineer
  • Erick Labson — remastering
  • Hollis King — art direction
  • Christine Lee — graphic design
  • Chuck Stewart — photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Pharaoh Sanders.

  1. Black Unity (part one)
  2. Black Unity (part two)

In december 1961.

In December 1961, “Impulse!” label released “Soul Trombone”, the 19th Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded in November 1961, at “Capitol Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Jimmy Heath – tenor saxophone
  • Cedar Walton – piano
  • Jymie Merritt – bass
  • Jimmy Cobb, G. T. Hogan – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Curtis Fuller except where noted.

  1. The Clan
  2. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning – Bob Hilliard, David Mann
  3. Newdles
  4. The Breeze and I – Ernesto Lecuona, Al Stillman
  5. Dear Old Stockholm – traditional
  6. Ladies’ Night

In December 1966.

In December 1966, “Impulse!” label released “Nine Flags”, the ninth Chico O’Farrill album. It was recorded in November 1966, in New York City, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  1. Chico O’Farrill – arranger, conductor
  2. Clark Terry – trumpet, flugelhorn
  3. Art Farmer, Bernie Glow, Jimmy Nottingham – trumpet
  4. Harry DiVito, Urbie Green, J. J. Johnson, Benny Powell – trombone
  5. Julius Watkins – French horn
  6. Jerry Dodgion, Joe Firrantello, Eddie Wasserman, Frank Wess – woodwinds
  7. Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone
  8. Larry Coryell – guitar
  9. Pat Rebillot – piano
  10. George Duvivier – bass
  11. Gus Johnson, Don Lamond, Mel Lewis – drums
  12. Carl Hard – percussion 

Track listing:

All tracks by Chico O’Farrill.

  1. Live Oak
  2. Patcham
  3. Aromatic Tabac
  4. Dry Citrus
  5. Royal Saddle
  6. Panache
  7. Green Moss
  8. Manzanilla
  9. Clear Spruce
  10. The Lady From Nine Flags