One of the most highly-regarded compositions in the canon of modern British Jazz, Neil Ardley’s ‘Kaleidoscope of Rainbows’ is the main attraction in a concert being held this March (2019) in Cambridge, UK celebrating the Golden Age of British Jazz.

‘Kaleidoscope of Rainbows’ – available in CD format on Market Square’s Dusk Fire imprint – is a work that defies categorisation.

Released in 1975, while often described as jazz, it has proved to have wide appeal beyond the usual jazz audience.

With an exotic big band of acoustic and electric instruments, and using the idioms of both jazz and rock, it takes a musical scale from the island of Bali and transforms it into a haunting composition, whose melodies linger in the mind.

This is a unique opportunity to hear this very special work peformed at Cambridge’s St Andrews’ Street Baptist Church by the City of London-based Jazz Orchestra of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, along with compositions by Mike Westbrook, Michael Garrick and others.

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