One of the most important recordings in British jazz has been restored to circulation. Released in 1971, A Symphony of Amaranths is composer and arranger Neil Ardley's tribute to Duke Ellington and Gil Evans, scored for a large jazz orchestra featuring a who's who of the British jazz establishment.
Also on the playlist are new albums by guitarist Jess Green, the duo of pianist Alexander Hawkins and drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo, bassist Jonathan Zwartz, the trio Phronesis, drummer George Schuller and the ensemble Blow.
And you’ll also hear music from the Abel Cross Quintet and the late pianist and big band leader George Gruntz.
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Neil Richard Ardley (1937-2004) was a prominent English jazz pianist and composer, who also made his name as the author of more than 100 popular books on science and technology, and on music. Brief biography: Ardley was born on 26 May 1937 in Wallington, Surrey. He attended Wallington County Grammar School and at the age of thirteen started to learn the piano and later the saxophone. He read...
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