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Nigel Kennedy - fusion

Post by Musicgate on Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:02 pm

Nigel Kennedy - Plays Jazz (1984)



Release - 1984 Chandos Records Ltd.
Reissue - 1990 Chandos Records Ltd. Printed in Austria
Personel - Nigel Kennedy - Violin, Peter Pettinger - piano
Recorded - in the Church of St.John the Martyr, Bloomsbury, London 1984
Type - live record
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In this day and age of unspontaneous music making, even in the fields of pop and jazz music, Peter Pettinger and I for this disc, at least, were totally unrehearsed. And 1 hope that the spontaneity which arose because of this has more than made up for the lack of rehearsal. I, certainly, can imagine having spent far more time and worry on a worse disc ... but let me tell you how the disc came to be in the first place:
To be honest, 1 suppose I should say 1 am more well known as a classical musician, and it was in this guise that Peter Pettinger and 1 went happily to the pub having just finished recording the Elgar sonata and pieces four hours ahead of schedule. After a drink we both felt like playing again and Brian Couzens (our producer) was game enough to come and record us. My years playing with Stephane Grappelli and in clubs in New York have left me with an insatiable appetite for playing jazz (and, incidentally, any other kind of music) and since Peter Pettinger is such a tremendous jazz pianist we decided to play a few standards. Here is what we came up with, completely unrehearsed and unedited. Stephane Grappelli often used to call me his musical grandson, so 1 hope he likes this disc but will allow his "grandson" to misbehave once in a while... (Nigel Kennedy)

Tracks info

1. Body and Soul (Green, Hayman, Sour, Laub) - 8:40
2. Bag's Groove (Milt Jackson) - 9:24
3. Autumn Leaves (Mercer, Kosma) - 9:32
4. Swing '39 (Reinhardt, Grapelly) - 6:31
5. Isn't She Lovely (Stevie Wonder) - 4:24
6. Lover Man (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman) - 9:00
7. The Girl from Ipanema (Jobim) - 7:11

Total Time: 54:55

Recorded in the Church of St.John the Martyr, Bloomsbury, London 1984
Recording Producer & Sound Engineer: Brian Couzens

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Nigel Kennedy - Kafka - 1996

Post by Musicgate on Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:03 pm







Жанр: Fusion. Multy genres
Дата выпуска оригинала: June 17, 1996
Производитель диска, номер, страна: EMI 7243 8 52212 2 4
Printed in UK

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Источник: Моя коллекция
Риппер: Мой рип

Трэклист:
01. Autumn Regrets 04:07
PINO PALLADINO: bass
MANU КАТСНE: drums
BILL DILLON: guitorgan, rhythm guitar
PAUL INDER: rhythm guitar
NANA VASCONCELOS: percussion
NIGEL KENNEDY: lead electric violins

02. I Believe In God 07:22
PAUL BRUCE: bass
DARREN ABRAHAM: drums
PAUL INDER: electric rhythm guitar
DOUG BOYLE: acoustic rhythm guitar
SIMON CLARK: hammond organ
NIGEL KENNEDY: lead electric violin, piano, acoustic violins

03. Transfigured Night 05:12
PINO PALLADINO: bass
MANU КАТСНЁ: drums
DAVID BOTTRILL: rhythm programming
DAVID HEATH: bass flutes
BILL DILLON: rhythm guitar
NANA VASCONCELOS: percussion
RAVI: kora
DAVID ROSCARRICK-WHOLEY: voices
NIGEL KENNEDY: lead violin, strings (violin, viola, 'cello)

04. Melody In The Wind 08:04 - featuring STEPHANE GRAPPELLI
PINO PALLADINO: bass
MANU КАТСНЁ: drums
DOUG BOYLE: acoustic rhythm guitar
DONOVAN: acoustic guitar
NANAVASCONCELOS: percussion
RAVI: kora
NAOMI BOOLE-MASTERSON: cello
DANNY THOMPSON: double bass
STEPHANE GRAPPELLI: lead violin
NIGEL KENNEDY: lead violin, mandolin,
space saxophone, violins, violas

05. From Adam To Eve 05:33
PINO PALLADINO: bass
RUPERT BROWN: drums
DOUG BOYLE: acoustic rhythm guitar
BILL DILLON: acoustic rhythm guitar
RAVI: kora
NANA VASCONCELOS: percussion
NAOMI BOOLE-MASTERSON: 'cello
NIGEL KENNEDY: lead viola, violins, viola
BRIXE SMITH: voice
STEPHEN DUFFY: voice
DAVID ROSCARRICK-WHOLEY: voice

06. Fallen Forest 06:28
DANNY THOMPSON: double bass
CAROLINE DALE:cello
PHILIP DUKES: viola
JOHN ETHERIDGE: classical guitar
RAVI: kora
NIGEL KENNEDY: lead violin, lead viola.
forest saxophone, space viola, vulcan harp, outro strings

07. Innig 06:50
RORY McFARLANE: double bass
RUPERT BROWN: drums
JANE SIBERRY: voice
NIGEL KENNEDY: piano...

08. Soleil Levant Sur La Seine 06:26
PINO PALLADINO: bass
DAVID BOTTRILL: rhythm programming
BILL DILLON: acoustic & electric rhythm guitars
NANA VASCONCELOS: percussion
SIMON CLARK: hammond organ
DAVID ROSCARRICK-WHOLEY: voice
SIMON HEATH: trumpet with effects, muted trumpets
NIGEL KENNEDY: lead violin(s), violin, viola, 'cello

09. New Road 05:04
RORY McFARLANE: double bass
RUPERT BROWN: drums & percussion
DOUG BOYLE: acoustic guitar
JOHN ETHERIDGE: acoustic guitar
RACHEL FLETCHER: oboe
KEITH BRAGG: flute
CAROLINE DALE: cello
PHILIP DUKES: viola
JONATHAN REES: violin
NIGEL KENNEDY: lead violin

10. Solitude 05:54
RORY McFARLANE: double bass
NANA VASCONCELOS: percussion
MANU KATCHE: drums
NAOMI BOOLE-MASTERSON: 'cello
CALEB CLARKE: voice
NIGEL KENNEDY: lead violin, violin, viola, mandolin

11. Breathing Stone 07:41
PINO PALLADINO: bass
MANU КАТСНЁ: drums
DOUG BOYLE: electric rhythm guitar
BILL DILLON: electric rhythm guitar & treatments
DAVID HEATH: piccolo
RAVI: kora
NANA VASCONCELOS: percussion
CAROLINE LAVELLE: voice
NIGEL KENNEDY: lead electric violin, acoustic violins, viola. 'cello, treated piano

...Найджел собрал своих друзей, у многих из которых уже успел отметиться на дисках, и записал альбом "Kafka". Запись заняла четыре месяца, в ней приняли участие Дэнни Томпсон, Ману Катче, Донован, Джейн Сиберри, Нана Васконселос, Джон Этеридж. Сам Кеннеди играл не только на акустической и электрической скрипке и альте, но также на фортепиано, мандолине и даже саксофоне. В композиции "Melody In The Wind" Найджел уступил ведущую партию своему учителю в музыке и в жизни, Стефану Граппелли; их трогательный дуэт - украшение диска. Самый искушенный слушатель затруднится точно определить жанр этого альбома. Не джаз-рок, но и не джаз, в основном электрический, но местами просто эфирный, с необычными вокальными партиями на полузнакомом языке, с родным Кеннеди кельтским духом, с великолепной скрипкой, порой неотличимо имитирующей электрогитару - с восхитительными мелодиями, классными музыкантами и безупречно продуманной концепцией - это, безусловно, один из лучших электрических альбомов всех времен.
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review copyright (c) 1998 by Syd Baumel
Since outgrowing child prodigyhood, England's celebrated concert violinist Nigel Kennedy has adopted an affable punk persona and taken to crossing over to most every cool musical genre he can lay his ears on.
Usually when classical music icons make such bold forays, it seems to have more to do with vanity or greed than musicality -- a squirmy-to-watch lesson in how ill-equipped such purebred show animals are to walk on the wild side.
Nigel Kennedy's Kafka -- released in 1996, but if you haven't heard it yet, it's new to you! (as it was to me until a couple months ago) -- is a glorious exception. It would be inadequate to say that Kennedy demonstrates that he has the chops to take on the sprawling hypergenre of progressive fusion music (rock/jazz/world/classical...). He does it so outstandingly (even better, I think, than his genrally peripatetic mentor Yehudi Menuhin) that one wonders if this is where Kennedy's true musical homeland lies.
The eleven tracks of Kafka (don't ask me what the title has to do with the famous writer) -- all written or cowritten and coproduced by Kennedy -- are uniformly good music: engaging, stirring, exciting. But it's Kennedy's astonishing musicianship -- his deployment of an arsenal of acoustic and electric violins as if they were third arms -- that makes one's mouth drop. Kennedy is truly the master of all violin media.
And genres. Ably accompanied by journeyman musicians like Manu Katche (drums), the late Stephane Grappelli (violin, of course), and Canadian diva Jane Siberry -- and through the wonders of modern electronic violin processing -- the fortysomething violinist's pyrotechnic virtuosity spills across one genral boundary after another, gliding and morphing from typically British classical refinement and lyricism one minute, to winsome, sentimental Gypsy jazz, a la Msr. Grappeli the next, to reedy microtonally-inflected mid-Eastern wailing, and on to explosive full-metal jacket. Stradivarius meets Jimi Hendrix (a longtime idol of Kenendy's).
There isn't a single grain of grit in Kennedy's exquisite volleys of grunge and towers of artful noise that isn't convincing and true. As spectacular as the motions are, he isn't just going through them.
Kennedy is a Gypsy in the late twentieth century musical landscape and his contemporaries on either side of the classical/pop music divide could learn an awful lot from him.
Originally published in The Aquarian, Fall 1998.
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Издания:
1996 Kafka - 3 Track Album Sampler [Promo] United Kingdom CD EMI CDNIGEL 1001
1996 Kafka CD EMI 8 52212 2
Angel Records[52212]


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