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In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Monday, January 05, 2015

Nigel Kennedy on BBC

Just watched an enthralling program on Nigel Kennedy covering his career from when he was 7 year old. As well as the inevitable Four Seasons there's also rare footage of a very young Kennedy duetting with Stephane Grappelli at Ronnie Scott's, playing an original composition with John Etheridge, a surreal time spanning duet with Harpo Marx and a frenetic session with a Polish Folk Band.
The old adage Jack of all trades, master of none goes out of the window when applied to Nigel!
Watch for yourself - it's on until January 29.
Another NK program features the full version of the Four Seasons with each season interspersed with his own Orchestra of Life improvising jazzier/folkier items including It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing.
Again available until January 29.
Lance.
PS: Thank you Flore for drawing this latter program to my attention and, by default, the former!

2 comments :

Hugh said...

Thanks for this Lance. Thoroughly enjoyed the first programme and have downloaded the second for later consumption.

Hugh said...

The four seasons rendition is a treat and also features jazz favourites Gwilym Simcock on piano and Yaron Stavi on bass.

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