Pure Fire! A Gilles Peterson Impulse! Collection
Released On: Sep 19, 2006
Released By: Impulse!
I'm at my happiest here — this is my preferred destination — just a turntable and Brother John at my side. "Music is the healing force of the universe." Never a truer word spoken. Those were Albert Ayler's words on impulse. Avant garde music in the truest sense. A freedom to play. Artist and repertoire. Perhaps it's only now that the vision is realised. That's art. My songs were picked with respect to other collections and with hopefully a few surprises. Yes "Wise One" is up there alongside "Equinox" and "A Love Supreme" in my Coltrane song book of choice. No Alice this time — just get the full lengths — no excuse. The "Blessing Song," "Enchanted Lady and "See You Later" all pinpoint electric Impulse at its finest. "Alamode" swings back to Dingwalls, "3 Flowers" and "Patterns" add a waltz and Archie introduces us to Chinalin Sharpe — must be someone else — can you guess? What about Abbey and Max — pure fire! Quite simply a gift of a label. The most pleasure!
Gilles Peterson June 2006