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Neil Ardley

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Kaleidoscope Of Rainbows Live '75

Label: Jazz In Britain
Released: 2021
Track listing: CD1: Intro; Prologue/Rainbow 1; Interlude 1; Rainbow 2; Interlude 2; Rainbow 3 (incomplete). CD2: Rainbow 4; Rainbow 5/Rainbow 6; Interlude 3; Interlude 4; Rainbow 7; Rainbow 8; Interlude 5; Rainbow 9; Epilogue; Outro.

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Article: Album Review

Various: Journeys In Modern Jazz: Britain (1965-1972)

Read "Journeys In Modern Jazz: Britain (1965-1972)" reviewed by Chris May


As British jazz in 2021 reaches domestic and international audiences of unprecedented size, so record companies are being emboldened to open up their archives and reissue long-buried treasures. So, too, are new labels being formed to make available recordings which have not previously been released, but which have survived in the tape libraries of the musicians ...

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Ian Carr: Solar Session

Read "Solar Session" reviewed by Chris May


One of the first European jazz bandleaders to embrace synthesizers, bass guitars and other electric instruments, trumpeter, composer and author Ian Carr forged a singularly British style of jazz-rock with his band Nucleus, which he formed in 1969 and with which he recorded a dozen albums through the 1970s. Carr had previously paid extensive dues in ...

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Article: Album Review

Mike Taylor: Trio, Quartet & Composer Revisited

Read "Trio, Quartet & Composer Revisited" reviewed by Chris May


Historical context: Extracts from the diary of Ron Rubin, one of two bassists, the other being Jack Bruce, on Mike Taylor's Trio (Lansdowne, 1967).... “Saturday 18th February 1967. UFO, Tottenham Court Road. 'Giant Sun Trolley' Happening, opposite the Soft Machine etc. Mike spent the evening lying comatose, rigid and immobile in the middle of ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Veronica Swift, Daniel Casimir, Rahsaan Barber, Neil Ardley & More New Releases

Read "Veronica Swift, Daniel Casimir, Rahsaan Barber, Neil Ardley & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week we focus on music about fake news: Veronica Swift (pictured) and Daniel Casimir, Spaza, historic British jazz reissues by Neil Ardley and young compelling reeds players Rahsaan Barber, Pauli Lyytinen, Tobias Meinhart, Michael Thomas, Leonhard Skorupa of the Austrian angular trio Znap!, and Nathan Daems of the Belgian power-outfit Echoes of Zoo.

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Jazz in Britain: The Back Story

Read "Jazz in Britain: The Back Story" reviewed by Chris May


Jazz In Britain is a not-for-profit label that curates and releases previously unissued studio, performance and broadcast recordings made in the mid-1960s and '70s by the movers and shakers of the contemporary British jazz scene—proving along the way that the radical new wave jazz emanating from London in 2021 comes from a distinguished lineage.

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Article: Album Review

Neil Ardley: Kaleidoscope Of Rainbows Live '75

Read "Kaleidoscope Of Rainbows Live '75" reviewed by Chris May


One of the more obscure but loftiest masterpieces of British jazz, composer Neil Ardley's long-form suite Kaleidoscope Of Rainbows was released on the tiny Gull Records label in 1976. Its beauty and vitality have remained absolutely unsullied by the passing years and the album has been reissued a couple of times, most recently on Dusk Fire ...


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