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NEIL ARDLEY

Jazz Rock/Fusion • United Kingdom


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Neil Ardley was a musician and composerin London in the 1960s, writing and playing first for the John Williams Big Band,and then the New Jazz Orchestra, where he recorded with such notables as Jack Bruce, David Greenslade and many others. He pioneered a compositional style in which he would blend classical methods with the spontaeity of jazz.

In the 1980s Ardley ventured into electronic music, and in more recent years was focusing on vocal and choral pieces. Ardley died at age 66 in 2004.

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Harmony of the SpheresHarmony of the Spheres
Esoteric 2014
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Kaleidoscope of RainbowsKaleidoscope of Rainbows
Dusk Fire 2007
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Symphony of AmaranthsSymphony of Amaranths
Imports 2012
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Symphony Of AmaranthsSymphony Of Amaranths
P-Vine 2016
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4.00 | 5 ratings
Greek Variations (with Ian Carr & Don Rendell)
1969
4.00 | 5 ratings
A Symphony Of Amaranths
1971
4.23 | 13 ratings
Kaleidoscope of Rainbows
1976
3.17 | 9 ratings
Harmony of the Spheres
1979

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5.00 | 1 ratings
camden '70 (with The New Jazz Orchestra)
1970

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 Harmony of the Spheres by ARDLEY, NEIL album cover Studio Album, 1979
3.17 | 9 ratings

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Harmony of the Spheres
Neil Ardley Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by BORA

3 stars Jazz-Rock at it's worst.

I hate to say this as Neil Ardley is a respected musician/composer, but this album is amongst those that contributed to quality music being rejected, leading to Punk, New-Wave to emerge as if in protest.

To a novice, this album may come across as amusing, but when you consider that the thumping Fender bass is colored by the other instruments is insufficient to hold one's attention, the whole work just falls apart.

Closer to Funk than to Jazz, the whole delivery is just plain boring. The tracks are remarkably transparent and lacking any subtlety. No, not horrible at all, only a big let-down by the talents involved. Just plain boring.

With some grace, I can rate it as barely a 3, but if you wants to hear quality Jazz inspired music, I'd advise against bothering with this very lightweight release. I have no room for it in my collection.

Thanks to evolver for the artist addition.

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