26 February 2007

NEIL ARDLEY - A KALEIDOSCOPE OF RAINBOWS
























Hideo's been on the case now and kindly re-upped my rip of this great piece of British jazz which I originally posted nearly a year ago-doesn't time fly?!Thanks to Jazz-Nekko for a great cover pic too.

A great set from British jazz genius Neil Ardley one that has him working off the vibe explored on the Greek Variations album, but hitting a sound that's a fair bit funkier overall. As with other efforts, Ardley draws here on some really top-shelf talents for his ideas -- soloists who include Ian Carr on trumpet, Ken Shaw on guitar, and Tony Coe, Barbara Thompson, and Brian Smith on saxes! The tracks are all quite longish, and unfold in a really organic way building over an immediate rhythm at some points, or letting the soloists set the main vibe at others. There's nothing overly-obtuse about the record at all, and Ardley never lets anyone dominate too much making the album a strong group effort with a really unified vision but one with plenty of space for the feeling of the individual players

9 comments:

Richard said...

Thanks again. Mediafire RULES!
Please use it from now on. You're the best!

Jazz-Nekko said...

bacoso,

nice choice - leave it to hideo...

are you interested in a 383x383 size jpg of this album jacket? it could be an improvement on your current pic, but i don't want to trouble you with extra work.

if so, ples. drop me an e-mail to g-mail - sorry, somehow i deleted your address. i didn't know hot to use g-mail well and lost your address.

rui

HERCULESFREEMAN said...

Thank you so...

HERCULESFREEMAN said...

Another request:http://rapidshare.de/files/20712119/BJT.rar.html Thanks again.

Jon Turney said...

er, this was digitally remastered and re-released on CD last year, folks.

hideo said...

Jon Turney said...
er, this was digitally remastered and re-released on CD last year, folks.


splendid, Jon, thanks for sharing--I'm combing the web for a copy now

Greg said...

Hi Bacoso, This is like that last footie sticker to fill the book from when i was a kid... too darn elusive and what do i have? loads of shiny Norwich city stickers nobody wants -- any chance you could hook me up?

BTW: Just bought this yesterday:
http://www.vinylexchange.co.uk/ProductDetails.asp?ArtistID=&GenreID=500&IID=1887693

skint now till chrimbo... but could pick this up on friday and exchange you a rip:
http://www.vinylexchange.co.uk/ProductDetails.asp?ArtistID=&GenreID=500&IID=1915443

to say thanks, but i guess you all ready got???

cheers
greg

Backside said...

Hi.

I'm extremely interested of what's "inside", but all the link have expired. Can anyone reupload this?

cheers,b-side

V ! said...

kindly request for re-upload. Thank you very much!