samedi 12 mars 2011

Pure Fire! - A Gilles Peterson Impulse! Collection (Impulse! - 2006)

Making a jazz label compilation is pointless. I don't know much about jazz but I do know that it definitely the ultimate album format. Single tracks, as good as they are, never sound as good as put in their overall album context. Releasing a jazz compilation give consequently headaches to label manager, especially with cult status label like Impulse! Like in journalism, you must always find an angle to be reliable and keep it real. Paying a DJ to make the compilation is an easy way to find your angle: his or her name gives credibility to the project, you can always say that he has chosen the tracks that insipired his work and that he's still spinning some of the songs he selected. Chosing Gilles Peterson was a good choice for Impulse! marketing execs: the guy made himself a name by playing jazz records, has acquired a near legendary status and is famous to make incredibly brilliant compilation. Gilles Peterson selected tracks from the Impulse! 60's ad 70's catalogue that go well together and sequenced them all, making the listening experience very coherent. The biggest names are here of course (Milt Jackson, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Archie Shepp, John Coltrane, Yusef Lateef, Pharoah Sanders) but the record has Gilles Peterson written all over it. It's a bit like listening a Worlwide special show dedicated to Impulse! After every track, you just think that you gonna hear Gilles voice. Well done mate!

Download => Pure Fire! - A Gilles Peterson Impulse! Collection

1 commentaire:

edlorado a dit…

thanks for this!