Neil Ardley: Kaleidoscopes and Rainbows (includes two CDs of unreleased music and a free download)

from Jazz In Britain

Book/Magazine + Digital Album

ISBN: 978-1-9163206-4-2
Hardback; English; 424 pages; full colour on gloss paper; large format (dimensions: 19.4 x 3.1 x 25.3 cm – weight: 1.5kg); published: 15 March 2023

Viv Ardley’s book on her late husband Neil’s life will be published by Jazz In Britain in March. Titled Neil Ardley: Kaleidoscopes and Rainbows, the book includes contributions from Dave Gelly, Neil’s musical colleague in the New Jazz Orchestra, and John Coles who knew Neil well and has written about his electronic studio. The book covers Neil’s entire life and all aspects of his various careers.

The cover has been specially created by David Macaulay the celebrated American illustrator who worked with Neil on The Way Things Work. The book covers Neil’s other life as an author of over 100 books on science, nature and technology. The hardback book is lavishly presented in full colour and illustrated with many previously unseen photographs and ephemera from Neil’s personal collection and other contributors’ archives. Viv spoke to a number of people who knew Neil well when she was researching the book, and you can be assured it’s all based on first-hand experiences.

As an added bonus, the book includes two companion audio CDs, one of previously unreleased electronic music from Neil’s tape archive; the other of a previously unheard, early, Danish Radio Big Band recording of Neil’s New Jazz Orchestra arrangements. Detailed sleeve notes for each CD are included in the book and these CDs will only be available with the book and not provided separately.

As an additional added bonus, you will also receive a download of our out-of-print Kaleidoscope of Rainbows; QEH '75 double album!

Includes unlimited streaming of Kaleidoscope Of Rainbows: Live '75 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.   

shipping out on or around March 15, 2023

edition of 500