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An Evergreen...

Neil Ardley
Page added Jan 18, 2013 Updated Aug 11, 2013

Featuring Neil Ardley's A Symphony of Amaranths, out of print for almost 40 yrs and now on CD for the first time, presented by Gerry Koster

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.

See the complete playlist here.

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An Evergreen...

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Jan 20, 2013. 5:05pm - 7:00pm

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Artist Biography

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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 May 26, 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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On Jan 20, 2013. 12:35pm

I shall certainly be listening, as Neil was a life-long friend (we worked together in book publishing in London in the 1960s), and this is one of my favourite albums of his.
My wife and I were also among the last friends of his to see him alive, when we met up in Sydney in early 2004. My wife and I were here on an extended visit, and Neil came to Australia with his new wife Viv after finishing his last work, the (non-jazz) Creation Mass, written for the local choral society in Derbyshire of which he was a member.
Neil came regularly to Australia, not for work but to stay with friends, usually on the Sunshine Coast. On that last visit, he and his wife travelled on from Sydney to Tassie. After travelling back to the UK via Japan, he sadly died of a heart attack just three days after returning home to Derbyshire.

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