Thu November 23, 2006
The House that Trane built celebrates story of label
Impulse records to be featured on documentary, Jazz in the Afternoon
By Chris Cooke
Omaha, Nebraska – A one-hour documentary, The House that Trane built: The Story of Impulse Records, will be presented at 1pm Friday on KIOS.
The documentary explores the story of a major jazz label with a maverick spirit.
"You had more jazz legends simultaneously alive and more jazz styles simultaneously active -- from swing to bebop to hard bop to avant-garde -- all happening on the same stages at the same time," says Ashley Kahn, who wrote a book about the maverick label. "And no record label tried to embrace this as much as Impulse did."
Guests featured in the one-hour documentary include Kahn, as well as Ray Charles, Alice Coltrane, Archie Shepp, Creed Taylor, Bob Theile, Charlie Haden, and many others.
The documentary is hosted by Saul Williams and is produced by WBGO-FM.
Immediately following the documentary, Jazz in the Afternoon will present many of the historic 1960s recordings on Impulse. Guest Host Chris Cooke will fill in for Mike Jacobs.
Chris Cooke is the host of Jazz in the Afternoon on KIOS-FM.