AB is extremely proud to be one of the very few European countries included in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of legendary jazz label Impulse. The ‘A Contemporary Exploration of John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman’ programme with McCoy Tyner and José James has already been announce and now we're able to welcome none less than American journalist and writer Ashley Kahn.
Ashley Kahn has previously written pieces for Rolling Stone, Mojo and the New York Times. He is also author of reference works like ‘A Love Supreme – The Creation Of John Coltrane’s Classic Album’ and ‘Kind Of Blue - The Making Of The Miles Davis Masterpiece’. Kahn is the man behind ‘The House That Trane Built. The Story Of Impulse Records’ too.
In AB, Ashley Kahn will be giving a ‘clinic’ on 50 Years of Impulse. The focus will be upon ‘First Impulse: The Creed Taylor Collection. 50th Anniversary’, a CD-box released earlier this year that is a bundling of the first 6 albums the label released. Of these, especially ‘Africa/Brass’ (The John Coltrane Quartet), ‘Blues And The Abstract Truth’ (Oliver Nelson) and ‘Out Of The Cool’ (The Gil Evans Orchestra) have become genuine classics that the renowned Penguin Guide To Jazz exuberantly rated ****. Creed Taylor is then the founder of Impulse who gave the label a face.
Ashley Kahn let's you hear music, has a powerpoint presentation at hand and allows the audience – that's you – to fire questions. We already saw him do it convincingly at the renowned North Sea Jazz Festival earlier this year.
No single jazz fanatic – and certainly no Impulse-fan – may miss Kahn’s presence. Admission is free of charge.
Where and when?
On Monday 31 October in Huis 23, Steenstraat 23, on the first floor abover the AB Café at 6pm SHARP. In that way, people with tickets for McCoy Tyner will have no problem seeing the concert after the clinic.
How to register?
Registration is obligatory and can be organised via email@example.com Please mention ‘Clinic Ashley Kahn’ in the subject line. Also clearly state the number of persons with whom you will be attending.
Please note: there is a maximum capacity of 50 people. So be quick