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The House That Trane Built

The Story of Impulse Records

by Ashley Kahn

Hardcover, 338 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $29.95 |

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Traces the story of Impulse Records and the pivotal contributions of avant-garde jazz musician John Coltrane in the 1960s and 1970s, explaining how the label was shaped by thirty-eight of his politically charged recordings.

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