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Impulse! Instruments compilations

Impulse! released a number of three triple LP collections in 1973 and 1974 each comprising tracks featuring a specific instrument or group of instruments.

Impulse! Instrument compilations

The Saxophone, Various Artists, 1973

Includes tracks by Benny Carter, Don Byas, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins, Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster, John Coltrane, Archie Shepp, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, Marion Brown, Dewy Redman, Sam Rivers and Gato Barbieri.

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The Drums, Various Artists, 1974

Featured drummers include Art Blakey, Max Roach, Kenny Clarke, Philly Joe Jones, Sid Catlett, Jo Jones, Roy Haynes, Buddy Rich, Chico Hamilton, Elvin Jones, Rashied Ali, Milford Graves, Ed Blackwell, Sunny Murray and Paul Motian.

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The Bass, Various Artists, 1974

Featured bass players include Jimmy Blanton, Oscar Pettiford, Ray Brown, Charles Mingus, Paul Chambers, Scott La Faro, Milt Hinton, Goerge Duvivier, Jimmy Garrison, Henry Grimes, Reggie Workman, Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, Richard Davis and Cecil McBee.

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Last updated June 2011