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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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