Impulse! Records discography

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Discography for the American jazz record label Impulse! Records. Original releases had the A- prefix for the mono release and AS- for the stereo.


Original series[edit]

Catalog number Artist Title
1 J. J. Johnson & Kai Winding The Great Kai & J. J.
2 Ray Charles Genius + Soul = Jazz
3 Kai Winding The Incredible Kai Winding Trombones
4 Gil Evans Out of the Cool
5 Oliver Nelson The Blues and the Abstract Truth
6 John Coltrane Africa/Brass
7 Art Blakey Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!!
8 Max Roach Percussion Bitter Sweet
9 Gil Evans Into the Hot
10 John Coltrane Live! at the Village Vanguard
11 Quincy Jones The Quintessence
12 Benny Carter Further Definitions
13 Curtis Fuller Soul Trombone
14 Milt Jackson Statements
15 Count Basie Count Basie and the Kansas City 7
16 Max Roach It's Time
17 Jackie Paris The Song Is Paris
18 McCoy Tyner Inception
19 Manny Albam Jazz Goes to the Movies
20 Shelly Manne 2-3-4
21 John Coltrane Coltrane
22 Curtis Fuller Cabin in the Sky
23 Roy Haynes Out of the Afternoon
24 Michael Brown Alarums and Excursions
25 Oscar Brand Morality
26 Duke Ellington Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins
27 Freddie Hubbard The Artistry of Freddie Hubbard
28 Coleman Hawkins Desafinado
29 Chico Hamilton Passin' Thru
30 John Coltrane & Duke Ellington Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
31 George Wein George Wein & the Newport All-Stars
32 John Coltrane Ballads
33 McCoy Tyner Reaching Fourth
34 Coleman Hawkins Today and Now
35 Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
36 Various Artists Americans in Europe Vol. 1
37 Various Artists Americans in Europe Vol. 2
38 Freddie Hubbard The Body & the Soul
39 McCoy Tyner Nights of Ballads & Blues
40 John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman
41 Paul Gonsalves Cleopatra Feelin' Jazzy
42 John Coltrane Impressions
43 Sonny Stitt Now!
44 Beverly Jenkins Gordon Jenkins Presents My Wife the Blues Singer
45 Art Blakey A Jazz Message
46 Gary McFarland Point of Departure
47 Gloria Coleman Soul Sisters
48 McCoy Tyner Live at Newport
49 Elvin Jones & Jimmy Garrison Illumination!
50 John Coltrane Live at Birdland
51 Shirley Scott For Members Only
52 Sonny Stitt & Paul Gonsalves Salt and Pepper
53 Freda Payne After the Lights Go Down Low and Much More!!!
54 Charles Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
55 Paul Gonsalves Tell It the Way It Is!
56 Yusef Lateef Jazz 'Round the World
57 Johnny Hartman I Just Dropped By to Say Hello
58 Terry Gibbs Take It from Me
59 Chico Hamilton Man from Two Worlds
60 Charles Mingus Mingus Plays Piano
61 Johnny Hodges Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges
62 Lorez Alexandria Alexandria the Great
63 McCoy Tyner Today and Tomorrow
64 Clark Terry The Happy Horns of Clark Terry
65 Ben Webster See You at the Fair
66 John Coltrane Crescent
67 Shirley Scott Great Scott!!
68 J. J. Johnson Proof Positive
69 Yusef Lateef Live at Pep's
70 Milt Jackson Jazz 'n' Samba
71 Archie Shepp Four for Trane
72 Billy Taylor & Quincy Jones My Fair Lady Loves Jazz
73 Shirley Scott Everybody Loves a Lover
74 Johnny Hartman The Voice That Is!
75 Oliver Nelson More Blues and the Abstract Truth
76 Lorez Alexandria More of the Great Lorez Alexandria
77 John Coltrane A Love Supreme
78 Lionel Hampton You Better Know It!!!
79 McCoy Tyner McCoy Tyner Plays Ellington
80 The Russian Jazz Quartet Happiness
81 Shirley Scott Queen of the Organ
82 Chico Hamilton Chic Chic Chico
83 Lambert, Hendricks & Ross Sing a Song of Basie
84 Yusef Lateef 1984
85 John Coltrane The John Coltrane Quartet Plays
86 Archie Shepp Fire Music
87 Coleman Hawkins Wrapped Tight
88 Elvin Jones Dear John C.
89 Lawrence Brown Inspired Abandon
90 Various Artists The New Wave in Jazz
91 Sonny Rollins Sonny Rollins on Impulse!
92 Yusef Lateef Psychicemotus
93 Shirley Scott Latin Shadows
94 John Coltrane & Archie Shepp New Thing at Newport
95 John Coltrane Ascension 1
95 John Coltrane Ascension 2
96 Pee Wee Russell & Marshall Brown Ask Me Now!
97 Archie Shepp On This Night
98 Dannie Richmond "In" Jazz for the Culture Set
99 Various Artists Definitive Jazz Scene 1
100 Various Artists Definitive Jazz Scene 2
1972 Various Artists Irrepressible Impulses
9101 Various Artists Definitive Jazz Scene 3
9102 Chico Hamilton El Chico
9103 John Lee Hooker It Serve You Right to Suffer
9104 Gary McFarland & Clark Terry Tijuana Jazz
9105 Gábor Szabó Gypsy '66
9106 John Coltrane Kulu Se Mama
9107 Louis Bellson Thunderbird
9108 Earl Hines Once Upon a Time
9109 Shirley Scott On a Clear Day
9110 John Coltrane Meditations
9111 Sonny Rollins Alfie
9112 Gary McFarland Profiles
9113 Oliver Nelson Oliver Nelson Plays Michelle
9114 Chico Hamilton The Further Adventures of El Chico
9115 Stanley Turrentine Let It Go
9116 Benny Carter Additions to Further Definitions
9117 Yusef Lateef A Flat, G Flat and C
9118 Archie Shepp Archie Shepp Live in San Francisco
9119 Shirley Scott Roll 'Em: Shirley Scott Plays the Big Bands
9120 John Coltrane Expression
9121 Sonny Rollins East Broadway Run Down
9122 Gary McFarland & Gábor Szabó Simpático
9123 Gábor Szabó Spellbinder
9124 John Coltrane Live at the Village Vanguard Again!
9125 Yusef Lateef The Golden Flute
9126 Roswell Rudd Everywhere
9127 Clark Terry & Chico O'Farrill Spanish Rice
9128 Gábor Szabó Jazz Raga
9129 Oliver Nelson Sound Pieces
9130 Chico Hamilton The Dealer
9131 Zoot Sims Waiting Game
9132 Hank Jones & Oliver Nelson Happenings
9133 Shirley Scott & Clark Terry Soul Duo
9134 Archie Shepp Mama Too Tight
9135 Chico O'Farrill Nine Flags
9136 Gary McFarland & Steve Kuhn The October Suite
9137 Pee Wee Russell & Henry "Red" Allen The College Concert
9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid
9139 Marion Brown Three for Shepp
9140 John Coltrane Om
9141 Shirley Scott Girl Talk
9142 Mal Waldron Sweet Love, Bitter (Soundtrack)
9143 Phil Woods Greek Cooking
9144 Oliver Nelson The Kennedy Dream
9145 Various Artists Intercollegiate Music Festival 1
9146 Gábor Szabó The Sorcerer
9147 Pee Wee Russell & Oliver Nelson The Spirit of '67
9148 John Coltrane Cosmic Music
9149 Dizzy Gillespie Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac
9150 Jazzbo Collins A Lovely Bunch of Jazzbo Collins and the Bandidos
9151 Gábor Szabó Wind, Sky and Diamonds
9152 Mel Brown Chicken Fat
9153 Oliver Nelson Live from Los Angeles
9154 Archie Shepp The Magic of Ju-Ju
9155 Albert Ayler Albert Ayler in Greenwich Village
9156 Alice Coltrane A Monastic Trio
9157 Clark Terry It's What's Happenin'
9158 Rolf Kühn & Joachim Kühn Impressions of New York
9159 Gábor Szabó and Bob Thiele Light My Fire
9160 Elvin Jones & Richard Davis Heavy Sounds
9161 John Coltrane Selflessness: Featuring My Favorite Things
9162 Archie Shepp Three for a Quarter, One for a Dime
9163 Tom Scott The Honeysuckle Breeze
9164 Bill Plummer and the Cosmic Brotherhood Bill Plummer and the Cosmic Brotherhood
9165 Albert Ayler Love Cry
9166 Emil Richards Journey to Bliss
9167 Gábor Szabó More Sorcery
9168 Oliver Nelson & Steve Allen Soulful Brass
9169 Mel Brown The Wizard
9170 Archie Shepp The Way Ahead
9171 Tom Scott Rural Still Life
9172 Various Artists Irrepressible Impulses
9173 Gábor Szabó Best Of
9174 Chico Hamilton Best Of
9175 Albert Ayler New Grass
9176 Ahmad Jamal At the Top - Poinciana Revisited
9178 Ornette Coleman Ornette at 12
9180 Mel Brown Blues for We
9181 Pharoah Sanders Karma
9182 Emil Richards Spirit of 1976
9183 Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra
9184 Dave MacKay & Vicky Hamilton Dave MacKay and Vicky Hamilton
9185 Alice Coltrane Huntington Ashram Monastery
9186 Mel Brown I'd Rather Suck My Thumb
9187 Ornette Coleman Crisis
9188 Archie Shepp For Losers
9189 Milt Jackson That's the Way It Is
9190 Pharoah Sanders Jewels of Thought
9191 Albert Ayler Music Is the Healing Force of the Universe
9192 Buddy Montgomery This Rather Than That
9193 Jackson & Ray Brown Memphis Jackson
9194 Ahmad Jamal The Awakening
9195 John Coltrane Transition
9196 Alice Coltrane Ptah, the El Daoud
9197 Clifford Coulter East Side San Jose
9198 Dave MacKay & Vicky Hamilton Rainbow
9199 Pharoah Sanders Deaf Dumb Blind (Summun Bukmun Umyun)
9200 John Coltrane His Greatest Years 1
9202 John Coltrane Live in Seattle
9203 Alice Coltrane Journey in Satchidananda
9204 Gábor Szabó His Great Hits
9205 Genesis Trespass
9206 Pharoah Sanders Thembi
9207 Howard Roberts Antelope Freeway
9208 Albert Ayler The Last Album
9209 Mel Brown Mel Brown's Fifth
9210 Alice Coltrane Universal Consciousness
9211 John Coltrane Sun Ship
9212 Archie Shepp Things Have Got to Change
9213 Chico Hamilton His Great Hits
9214 John Klemmer Constant Throb
9215 Michael White Spirit Dance
9216 Clifford Coulter Do It Now!
9217 Ahmad Jamal Freeflight
9218 Alice Coltrane World Galaxy
9219 Pharoah Sanders Black Unity
9220 John Klemmer Waterfalls
9221 Michael White Pneuma
9222 Archie Shepp Attica Blues
9223 John Coltrane His Greatest Years 2
9224 Alice Coltrane Lord of Lords
9225 Alice Coltrane John Coltrane: Infinity
9226 Ahmad Jamal Outertimeinnerspace
9227 Pharoah Sanders Live at the East
9228 Various Artists Impulse Energy Essentials
9229 Pharoah Sanders Best Of
9230 Milt Jackson Quintet featuring Ray Brown Just the Way It Had to Be
9231 Archie Shepp The Cry of My People
9232 Alice Coltrane Reflection on Creation and Space
9233 Pharoah Sanders Wisdom Through Music
9234 Charles Mingus Reevaluation: The Impulse Years
9235 McCoy Tyner Reevaluation: The Impulse Years
9236 Sonny Rollins Reevaluation: The Impulse Years
9237 Freddie Hubbard Reevaluation: The Impulse Years
9238 Ahmad Jamal Tranquility
9239 Sun Ra Atlantis
9240 Keith Jarrett Fort Yawuh
9241 Michael White The Land of Spirit and Light
9242 Sun Ra The Nubians of Plutonia
9243 Sun Ra The Magic City
9244 John Klemmer Intensity
9245 Sun Ra Angels and Demons at Play
9246 John Coltrane Live in Japan
9247 Gary Saracho En Medio
9248 Gato Barbieri Chapter One: Latin America
9249 Mel Brown Big Foot Country Girl
9250 Dewey Redman The Ear of the Behearer
9251 Sam Rivers Streams
9252 Marion Brown Geechee Recollections
9253 Various Artists The Saxophone
9254 Pharoah Sanders Village of the Pharoahs
9255 Sun Ra Astro Black
9256 Duke Ellington Reevaluation: The Impulse Years
9257 Albert Ayler Reevaluation: The Impulse Years
9258 Coleman Hawkins Reevaluation: The Impulse Years
9259 Yusef Lateef Reevaluation: The Impulse Years
9260 Ahmad Jamal Reevaluation: The Impulse Years
9261 Pharoah Sanders Elevation
9262 Archie Shepp Kwanza
9263 Gato Barbieri Chapter Two: Hasta Siempre
9264 Various Artists Impulse Artists on Tour
9265 Sun Ra Jazz In Silhouette
9266 Various Artists Impulsively
9267 Various Artists No Energy Crisis
9268 Michael White Father Music, Mother Dance
9269 John Klemmer Magic and Movement
9270 Sun Ra Fate in a Pleasant Mood
9271 Sun Ra Supersonic Sounds
9272 Various Artists The Drums
9273 John Coltrane The Africa/Brass Sessions, Volume 2
9274 Keith Jarrett Treasure Island
9275 Marion Brown Sweet Earth Flying
9276 Sun Ra Bad and Beautiful
9277 John Coltrane Interstellar Space
9278 John Coltrane His Greatest Years 3
9279 Gato Barbieri Chapter Three: Viva Emiliano Zapata
9280 Pharoah Sanders Love in Us All
9281 Michael White Go with the Flow
9282 Milt Jackson The Impulse Years
9283 Elvin Jones The Impulse Years
9284 Various Artists The Bass
9285 Various Artists Ellingtonia 2
9286 Sam Rivers Crystals
9287 Sun Ra Night of the Purple Moon (not released)
9288 Sun Ra Sun Ra and his Solar Arkestra Visits Planet Earth (not released)
9289 Sun Ra My Brother, the Wind (not released)
9290 Sun Ra Sound Sun Pleasure!! (not released)
9291 Sun Ra Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy (not released)
9292 Sun Ra We Travel the Space Ways (not released)
9293 Sun Ra Other Planes of There (not released)
9294 Sun Ra Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow (not released)
9295 Sun Ra Monorails and Satellites (not released)
9296 Sun Ra Cymbals (not released)
9297 Sun Ra Crystal Spears (not released)
9298 Sun Ra Pathways to Unknown Worlds
9299 Howard Roberts Equinox Express Elevator
9300 Dewey Redman Coincide
9301 Keith Jarrett Death and the Flower
9302 Sam Rivers Hues
9303 Gato Barbieri Chapter Four: Alive in New York
9304 Marion Brown Vista
9305 Keith Jarrett Backhand
9306 John Coltrane The Gentle Side of John Coltrane
9307 Lucky Thompson Dancing Sunbeam
9308 Brass Fever Brass Fever
9310 Yusef Lateef Club Date
9311 Gloria Lynne I Don't Know How to Love Him
9312 Sonny Criss Warm and Sonny
9313 Jimmy Ponder Illusions
9314 John Handy Hard Work
9315 Keith Jarrett Mysteries
9316 Sam Rivers Sizzle
9317 Bobby Blue Bland & B.B. King Bobby Bland and B.B. King Together Again...Live
9318 Wade Marcus Metamorphosis
9319 Brass Fever Time Is Running Out
9321 Betty Carter What a Little Moonlight Can Do
9322 Keith Jarrett Shades
9324 John Handy Carnival
9325 John Coltrane The Other Village Vanguard Tapes 11/61
9326 Sonny Criss The Joy of Sax
9327 Jimmy Ponder White Room
9328 Blue Mitchell African Violet
9329 Les McCann Music Lets Me Be
9330 Grady Tate Master Grady Tate
9331 Keith Jarrett Byablue
9332 John Coltrane First Meditations
9333 Les McCann Live at the Roxy
9334 Keith Jarrett Bop-Be
9335 Oliver Nelson Three Dimensions
9336 Albert Ayler The Village Concerts
9337 Kenny Dorham / Sonny Criss The Bopmasters
9338 McCoy Tyner The Early Trios
9339 Various Artists The New Breed
9340 Gil Evans & Gary McFarland The Great Arrangers
9341 Shirley Scott The Great Live Sessions
9342 Quincy Jones The Quintessential Charts
9343 Hugh Masekela The African Connection
9345 John Coltrane The Mastery of John Coltrane, Vol. 1: Feelin' Good
9346 John Coltrane The Mastery of John Coltrane, Vol. 2: To the Beat of a Different Drum
9347 Blue Mitchell Summer Soft
9348 Keith Jarrett Best Of
9349 Sonny Rollins There Will Never Be Another You
9350 Duke Ellington The Great Tenor Encounters
9351 Count Basie Retrospective Sessions
9352 Sam Rivers The Trio Sessions
9353 Yusef Lateef The Live Session
9354 Tom Scott / John Klemmer / Gato Barbieri Foundations
9356 Paul Horn Plenty of Horn
9357 Archie Shepp Further Fire Music
9359 Pee Wee Russell Salute to Newport
9360 John Coltrane The Mastery of John Coltrane, Vol. 3: Jupiter Variation
9361 John Coltrane The Mastery of John Coltrane, Vol. 4: Trane's Modes


Teodross Avery
  • 1995: My Generation
Black Note
  • 1995: Nothin' but the Swing
Henry Butler
Michael Brecker
Alice Coltrane
Jack DeJohnette
Donald Harrison
  • 1996: Nouveau Swing
  • 1997: Free to Be
Henry Johnson
  • 1986: You're the One
  • 1988: Future Excursions
Diana Krall
  • 1988: Machito & His Salsa Big Band[2]
Russell Malone
  • 1998: Sweet Georgia Peach
Andrea Motis
  • 2017: Emotional Dance
Danilo Pérez
  • 1996: Panamonk
Eric Reed
  • 1996: Musicale
Horace Silver
Sons of Kemet
Greg Tardy
  • 1997: Serendipity
The Comet is Coming
McCoy Tyner
Various artists
  • 1998: Jazz Underground: Live at Smalls


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