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    Posted: July 31 2008 at 05:36
I understand violinist Nigel Kennedy released a progressive rock album in collaboration with keyboard player with Dave (David?) Heath. Anyone know anything about this work?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2008 at 06:13
It's called Let Loose:

"Kennedy's rock recordings include collaborations withZPaul McCartney, Talk Talk, and Kate Bush, on herZalbum The Sensual World and on her single "Experi-Zment IV" from the album The Whole Story. He alsoZcomposed his own progressive rock album Let Loose Zwith keyboardist Dave Heath. "Writing rock music real-Zly helps me," Kennedy maintained in Vogue. "BeingZinvolved in compositional techniques yourself makesZyou appreciate the techniques of the classicalZcomposers.""

http://www.musicianguide.com/biographies/1608001157/Nigel-Kennedy.html
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2008 at 15:26
Ricochet is that all that website provides?

NIgel Kennedy also released another rock (ergo prog rock) album  Kafka which I think is superior to Let Loose - however, both albums were better* than the few jazz albums he had issued previously on which he sounds very stiff - my pet theory is these virtuoso classical trained musicians are inhibited from letting loose on  improv or playing bum notes (deliberate or not) and don't sound spontaneous nor play from the soul. Kennedy's teacher Menhuin played with Stefan Grapelli and whilst he could readily play note  for note what Grapelli was playing  his improv was stiff.

The best rock I've heard Kennedy play is on the Hendrix tribute album Stone free - he ,and Pat Metheny on another track, were the only ones here who managed to take the barebones of a Hendrix tune and build something fresh, whilst the rest of guest musicians did poor imitations of the originals. Nigel Kennedy teamed up with John Etheridge (who has partnered more than his fair share of violinists) for the Kennedy Experience, which is closer to the KronosString Quartet's takes of Hendrix than rock.


* Even then Nigel Kennedy playing rock shows he has listened and absorbed both Jean Luc Ponty and Eddie Jobson's styles of playing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2008 at 15:50
It's all I scraped from the website, I've word-searched for Kafka and Stone Free, nothing. I'm interested in Kafka.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2008 at 16:40
Any help:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stone-Free-Tribute-Jimi-Hendrix/dp/B000002MNC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1217536628&sr=1-1  and
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_m_h_/026-5507174-0863613?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=nigel+kennedy+Kafka&x=20&y=9

and it appears you will get change from £5 if you bought both at the moment (LOL)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2008 at 16:47
Cool!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2008 at 16:54
Nigel Kennedy is an outstanding violin player, will search for more.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2008 at 07:37
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2008 at 07:54
Originally posted by Dick Heath Dick Heath wrote:



The best rock I've heard Kennedy play is on the Hendrix tribute album Stone free - he ,and Pat Metheny on another track, were the only ones here who managed to take the barebones of a Hendrix tune and build something fresh, whilst the rest of guest musicians did poor imitations of the originals.


ohhhh... I loved that album....  have some clappies.. and a frownie...

ClapClap that version of Fire he did was great.  Almost the highlight of the album

Angry  but for Jeff Beck showing all the kids who hadn't heard him and was but a name held in high regard when that album came out...  just who was the real master of the electric guitar LOLClap

Raff just peered over my shoulder and told me that he also played on Kate Bush's album 'The Sensual World'.

edit.. see my son beat me to the punch on that Kate Bush tidbit  hahhaWink


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2008 at 08:11
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

Originally posted by Dick Heath Dick Heath wrote:



The best rock I've heard Kennedy play is on the Hendrix tribute album Stone free - he ,and Pat Metheny on another track, were the only ones here who managed to take the barebones of a Hendrix tune and build something fresh, whilst the rest of guest musicians did poor imitations of the originals.


edit.. see my son beat me to the punch on that Kate Bush tidbit  hahhaWink




glad to see Kennedy's universal tastes for music, focused on good areas; as a violonist, he's very good, but also has his weirdness.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2008 at 08:23
Originally posted by Ricochet Ricochet wrote:

Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

Originally posted by Dick Heath Dick Heath wrote:



The best rock I've heard Kennedy play is on the Hendrix tribute album Stone free - he ,and Pat Metheny on another track, were the only ones here who managed to take the barebones of a Hendrix tune and build something fresh, whilst the rest of guest musicians did poor imitations of the originals.


edit.. see my son beat me to the punch on that Kate Bush tidbit  hahhaWink




glad to see Kennedy's universal tastes for music, focused on good areas; as a violonist, he's very good, but also has his weirdness.


LOL  where do I get some cool emoticons like that hahhaha. I guess before too long you'll be be big enough to kick your old man's ass around the forum hahhaha.  I need an emoticon.. with with a old fart in a rocking chair throwing beer cans at the TV and swearing like a sailor...

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my ex-wife had an album of his.... I agree... very...very good violinist.

and weirdness is good...  keeps the brain centered...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2008 at 16:55
I saw Kennedy with The Who inthe Royal Albert Hall DVD.
 
Simply amazing, the best performance ever of Baba O'Riley (I always hated the harmonica replacing the violin), he stole the show, and believe me, it's hard to steal the show from two egomaniacs as Pete and Roger.
 
People gave a stand up ovation.
 
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