Friday, January 30, 2015

Neil Ardley - Kaleidoscope of Rainbows (1976)

Funky, synth-y jazz fusion for what sounds like a pretty huge band; at times, the sound verges on that of a tripped-out symphonic orchestra. Kaleidoscope of Rainbows is highly dynamic, with extended sections of blissed-out tranquility that land decidedly on the more accessible, melodic side of fusion, making it, much like the comparably cinematic Sketches of Spain, a potentially great gateway record for those nerds not yet sold on jazz.

Track listing:
1. Prologue/Rainbow One
2. Rainbow Two
3. Rainbow Three
4. Rainbow Four
5. Rainbow Five
6. Rainbow Six
7. Rainbow Seven/Outro

Glittering circles

1 comment:

  1. i love that you put descriptions for albums on this blog. if you didn't, i would still download this - great cover!