Sixty years ago, Impulse Records released its very first recording. Now, the iconic jazz label is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a series of new releases, reissues, rarities and more.

Founded by Creed Taylor in 1960, Impulse made its debut a year later with The Great Kai & J. J. by trombonists Kai Winding and J. J. Johnson. By the end of that first year, the imprint had issued recordings by Ray Charles, Gil Evans, Oliver Nelson, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Max Roach and John Coltrane. The label came to be known as “the house that Trane built,” thanks to Coltrane’s commercial success and critical acclaim.