US label.
Label Code: LC 0236 / LC LC 00236.
For unofficial releases/counterfeit/bootlegs, please Impulse! (2).
1960 The Impulse! label was started as a jazz subsidiary of Am-Par Record Corp. under the direction of Creed Taylor and soon after the label's creation, Bob Thiele.
In the 60s the Canadian versions of the label were manufactured by Sparton Of Canada Ltd. and wear the Sparton Impulse! Records label.
1962 The company names changed to ABC-Paramount Records, Inc. - The Sparton Impulse! Records remains to mention Am-Par Record Corp. after the company name changed.
1967 A new change to ABC Records, Inc. In this period sometimes a second ABC Records brand appears on the label.
1974 Versions on the concentric label design from the 70s commonly display the ABC Impulse! label brand.
It operated until 1979, though new recordings had stopped by 1977; it survived on with reissues.
1979 ABC was bought by MCA Records and Impulse! shut down along with all of the other ABC-affiliated labels.

Impulse is known as The House That Trane Built because of John Coltrane's 1961-67 association with the label.

MCA revived the label mainly as a reissue imprint with a few new releases in the 1980s. It was reactivated as part of MCA-owned GRP with new artist signings including Diana Krall in the 1990s. Following a series of major label buy-outs and mergers, Impulse! is now part of the The Verve Music Group unit of the larger multi-national Universal Music Group.

Parent Label:Verve Label Group
Sublabels:Impulse! CD Collection, Impulse! Master Sessions, Impulse! Originals, Impulse! Spiritual Village, MCA Impulse!, Pharoah Sanders Collection, Sparton Impulse! Records, The Dedication Series, The Definitive Jazz Scene, The Impulse! Reissue Series, ...
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