Nigel Kennedy

Nigel Kennedy and Kroke - East Meets East (2003) {EMI Records}

Nigel Kennedy and Kroke - East Meets East (2003) {EMI Records}
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Jazz / World Music / International Jazz / Klezmer / Middle Eastern Traditions

If the notion persists that Nigel Kennedy is the enfant terrible of classical music – too rebellious or facile to be taken seriously – then perhaps it is time to reconsider his categorization. Kennedy's varied interests certainly take him beyond the boundaries of the typical classical performer, and his performance style may be too flamboyant to suit some listeners' tastes. But East Meets East is far from shocking, if understood as an exploration of Eastern European music, presented in a fusion of popular styles without pandering to the classical audience with crossover concessions. Fans of world music and open-minded listeners of any stripe may find something to appreciate here. Appearing with the Polish folk band Kroke and surrounded by several guest artists of international reputation, Kennedy shows that his involvement with this ethnic music is honest, if not always inspired.

Nigel Kennedy - Polish Spirit (2007)  

Posted by robi62 at May 24, 2012
Nigel Kennedy - Polish Spirit  (2007)

Nigel Kennedy - Polish Spirit (2007)
Video: NTSC, MPEG Video at 5 911 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.778) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, DTS 6ch. at 1 510 KbpsPCM 2ch. at 1 536 Kbps
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | Copy: Untouched | Subtitles: German, French | Runtime: 110 min | 6,99 Gb (DVD-9)

This DVD contains pieces of two polish romantic composers, Mieczyslaw Karlowicz and Emil Mlynarski, performed by Nigel Kennedy accompanied by the Polish Chamber Orchestra, recorded live during various concerts in Poland.
While Nigel Kennedy is one of the leading violinists of his generation, he is also among the most controversial of musicians before the public, owing to his flashy persona, unconventional interpretations, and his seemingly innate sense to capture attention. Kennedy's rock-star-like appearance in concert (glittering jewelry, spiky hair, etc.) and his controversial politics (he has boycotted Israel, comparing that nation with South Africa) have often drawn sharp criticism.

Nigel Kennedy - The Very Best of Nigel Kennedy (2010)  

Posted by gonmano at May 20, 2011
Nigel Kennedy - The Very Best of Nigel Kennedy (2010)

Nigel Kennedy - The Very Best of Nigel Kennedy (2010)
Classical | Mp3 320Kbps CBR | 2 CDs | 332 MB | Label: EMI Records

Classics is proud to announce the release The Very Best of Nigel Kennedy. This 2-CD set celebrates the multiple facets of the award-winning, multi-million record selling violinist, featuring works from his twin passions, classical and jazz.

Nigel Kennedy plays Bach with the Berlin Philharmonic (2005)  Music

Posted by mohet2003 at May 20, 2009
Nigel Kennedy plays Bach with the Berlin Philharmonic (2005)

Nigel Kennedy plays Bach with the Berlin Philharmonic (2005)
EMI Classics France-2005 | Mp3 cbr 320 kbps | Time: 64:52 | Size: 148.76 Mb
Genre: Classic/Violin

A list of minor caveats to begin. First, audiophiles should be aware that this is, like all Kennedy's recordings, an analogue recording digitally processed and mastered. To my ears it sounds fine, vivid and positive, even if perhaps a little close. Second, Kennedy, who often takes up space with anti-critical diatribes, has this time allowed a critic, the acceptably blokeish Rob Cowan, to write the booklet notes, which strain to paint Bach as a bit of a punkish rebel himself. Third, Kennedy being Kennedy, he allows himself a degree of improvisatorial licence here and there at which some might raise an eyebrow but which to me seem idiomatic, spontaneous and pleasing. Indeed it is difficult not to like the entire disc. Kennedy makes a wonderful sound and seems genuinely thrilled by the challenge of getting his fingers around the notes. There's a sureness about his approach, a swaggering certitude in tone, articulation, phrasing that is hard to resist, and nothing about his playing is bland. He is partnered more than ably in the Double Concerto by Daniel Stabrawa and in the Violin and Oboe Concerto by Albrecht Mayer, and the conductorless strings of the Berlin Philharmonic make a rich but never swamping sound. While collectors who want something less occasional, more subtle, and more in the manner of the Baroque period should still look to an account like that of Andrew Manze, my benchmark, this is clearly a disc that will sit comfortably on the shelves alongside it.

L'enfant terrible du violon revient avec un enregistrement consacré aux concertos pour violon de Bach. Largement inspirés de Vivaldi et de son énergie solaire, ces chefs d'oeuvre absolus sont amoureusement bousculés par Nigel Kennedy qui, avec l'Orchestre Philarmonique de Berlin, allège et tonifie ces concertos comme personne ne l'a fait avant lui. Encore plus fidèle à ses perceptions, l'irlandais regénère ces concertos avec la maestria qu'on lui reconnait et qui finit par convaincre les réfractaires.

Nigel Kennedy Quintet,with guest star Jeff Beck  

Posted by mohet2003 at Jan. 11, 2009
Nigel Kennedy Quintet,with guest star Jeff Beck

Nigel Kennedy Quintet,with guest star Jeff Beck
MP3 @192 kbps | Covers | 45.3 MB
BBC Proms 2008 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Royal Albert Hall, July 19, 2008.

Nigel Kennedy might be known for Vivaldi’s Four Seasons but the violinist has his rock side and is no stranger to either Jimi Hendrix or The Doors. Earlier in the evening, Kennedy had performed Elgar’s Violin Concerto but for the later part of the show, for a moment there, one would have thought it was Pat Metheny and his Synclavier, for that was how Kennedy came across. Unlike the earlier classical portion, here Kennedy weaved between jazz, folk and rock. The highlight and surprise for the audience was when Kennedy brought Jeff Beck on stage. Allaboutjazz.com reported: “Nigel was particularly keen for me to do the Hills of Saturn solo,” said Beck, who played the track on his Fender Stratocaster electric guitar. John Fordham wrote in The Guardian: “As an improviser, Kennedy has an originality of spontaneous line and rhythmic attack that most classical players lack in this context, and several of the pieces worked up a fierce, guitar-mimicking, Hendrix-like momentum… A romantic ballad dedicated to 1960s folkie Donovan was sublime, and so was the darkly elegiac Hills of Saturn - the latter richly harmonised with Tomasz Grzegorski’s tenor sax and Adam Kowalewski’s bass. Surprise guest Jeff Beck conjured an astonishing panpipe-like sound from his guitar.”

Nigel Kennedy - Polish Spirit  

Posted by mohet2003 at Oct. 14, 2008
Nigel Kennedy - Polish Spirit

Nigel Kennedy - Polish Spirit 2007
2007 | 130 MB | MP3 | 256 Kb/s CBR
Total Time: 71.28 | Label: Emi classics | Genre: Classic Violin
Performed by: Jacek Kaspszyk, Nigel Kennedy, Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra

Review by James Leonard After restoring his first name, Nigel Kennedy (aka, the artist formerly known as Kennedy), released a series of recordings on EMI as virtuosic and eccentric as himself: East Meets East, Inner Thoughts, The Vivaldi Album, and the Blue Note Sessions. But despite the enormous musical diversity of those records, little could have prepared one for the album that followed: Polish Spirit, featuring violin concertos by Emil Mlynarski and Mieczyslaw Karlowicz and arrangements of Chopin's 2 Nocturnes, Op. 9. This music is virtually unknown outside of Poland: Karlowicz's Violin Concerto had been recorded only three times in the digital era, nothing by Mlynarski was in print at the time of this release, and none of Kresimir Debski's Chopin transcriptions had heretofore been recorded. But as Kennedy so abundantly demonstrates, each work here deserves to be better known. Both Mlynarski and Karlowicz's concertos are big, late Romantic works with song-like openings, penetrating central Andantes, and spirited closing Vivaces, and Kennedy plays them with his characteristic blend of panache and intensity. With the plush-toned Polish Chamber Orchestra and the strong-willed Kaspszyk, Kennedy turns in performances that make the best possible case for the music. What more could anyone reasonably ask for? Recorded in the Filharmonia Pomorska in Bydgoszcz, Poland, EMI's digital sound is colorful and full.

Nigel KENNEDY - 3 Albums & Covers  

Posted by galmuchet at Jan. 31, 2008
Nigel KENNEDY - 3 Albums avec Covers
Nigel KENNEDY - 3 Albums & Covers

Nigel KENNEDY - 3 Albums & Covers

Nigel KENNEDY - 3 Albums & Covers

[email protected] & 256 | EMI Classics | CD Covers | 84+75+89 Mb

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Nigel Kennedy Quintet - The Blue Note Sessions: Live In Paris At The New Morning (2007) [DVD9]

Nigel Kennedy Quintet - The Blue Note Sessions: Live In Paris At The New Morning (2007)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR, Auto Letterboxed 29.97fps 5495 (8052) kbps
Audio: PCM 48000Hz stereo 1536kbps (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 01:41:54 | 6.77 GB
Jazz, Classical | Nitroflare/Uploadable
Johannes Brahms - Nigel Kennedy / The London Philharmonic / Klaus Tennstedt - Violin Concerto in D Op.77 (1991)

Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto in D Op.77
Nigel Kennedy / The London Philharmonic / Klaus Tennstedt
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Label/Cat#: EMI # CDC 7 54187 2 | Country/Year: UK 1991
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

…Technically Kennedy's playing as represented on this disc is beyond reproach—anyone who can play the finales flying thirds and sixths with such dash and precision plainly knows how to get what he wants out of the instrument. The performance is, as you would expect, highly idiosyncratic, though fortunately there's nothing to match the controversial stylistic excursions of his Four Seasons… Kennedy seems inclined to treat the [first] movement as a kind of colossal accompanied cadenza…

Nigel Kennedy - Recital (2013)  

Posted by mark70 at May 31, 2013
Nigel Kennedy - Recital (2013)

Nigel Kennedy - Recital (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 58:23 min | 128 MB
Genre: Jazz, Classical | Label: Masterworks Sony Music

It can be difficult, sometimes, to puzzle out Nigel Kennedy’s musical identity. His recording career - an important part of it - has certainly been successful: Vivaldi's Four Seasons, with 2.4 million album sales, is the best selling classical instrumental album ever, and his 1984 recording of Elgar’s Violin Concerto is widely considered the finest on record.