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Nigel Kennedy - Inner Thoughts: Bruch, J.S. Bach, Brahms, Vivaldi, Elgar, Mendelssohn (2005)

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Nigel Kennedy - Inner Thoughts: Bruch, J.S. Bach, Brahms, Vivaldi, Elgar, Mendelssohn (2005)

Nigel Kennedy - Inner Thoughts (2005)
Max Bruch, J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, Antonio Vivaldi, Felix Mendelssohn, Edward Elgar

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 0946 3 31049 2 1 | Time: 01:09:33

Medieval Baebes and other far greater shocks to the bourgeoisie have come along. Wild adventures placed under the rubric of performances of Vivaldi's Four Seasons are commonplace. Yet Nigel Kennedy continues to roost atop the classical sales charts in Europe, and even to command a decent following in the U.S. despite a low American tolerance for British eccentricity. How does he do it? He has kept reinventing himself successfully. Perhaps he's the classical world's version of Madonna: he's possessed of both unerring commercial instincts and with enough of a sense of style to be able to dress them up as forms of rebellion. Inner Thoughts is a collection of slow movements – inner movements of famous concertos from Bach and Vivaldi to Brahms, Bruch, and Elgar.

Nigel Kennedy - Nigel Kennedy Plays Jazz (1984) [Reissue 1990]

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Nigel Kennedy - Nigel Kennedy Plays Jazz (1984) [Reissue 1990]

Nigel Kennedy - Nigel Kennedy Plays Jazz (1984) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 226 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 129 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Chandos (CHAN 6513)

This recording was made the same day as Kennedy's debut recording (Elgar Sonata.) He had some studio time left over, so he and Peter Pettinger spontaneously played some jazz standards. No planning, no rehearsal, no previous experience playing jazz together. In that context, this is a remarkable recording. And a historical first that will likely never be repeated - debut classical and debut jazz recording being recorded on the same day.
Jazz violin is hard to come by. Few people have the technique to play the violin well enough to even begin to serve the free flow and spontaneity of jazz. And few, if any, jazz musicians have ever recorded a more than passable performance of classical repertoire…

Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons (2014) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons (2014) [Re-Up]

Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 344 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Classical Crossover, Contemporary | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875076722 | Time: 01:01:21

If anyone has earned the right to mess around with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons it is Nigel Kennedy, the violin world’s Marmite violinist. Remember how fresh he made this music sound on his recording of a quarter-century ago? This latest version offers a ferment of all he’s played since – concertos, jazz, Jimi Hendrix. It’s affectionate and irreverent in equal measure, and Kennedy and his Orchestra of Life never sound less than riveting. Pretty much all Vivaldi’s notes are there; around, above and in between them come interjections, overlays and linking passages involving guest musicians from jazz and rock: Orphy Robinson, Damon Reece, Z-Star and others. Spring is welcomed in by a distant-sounding intro on an electric-guitar. Summer’s storms bring forth bursts of crazily sampled static. Autumn tears off at a cracking pace, but with a jazz trumpet sauntering lazily over the top. It all sounds like a colossal jam session from the inside of a Botticelli painting.

VA - Hendrix Hits (2000) {Zounds Music}

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VA - Hendrix Hits (2000) {Zounds Music}

VA - Hendrix Hits (2000) {Zounds Music}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 472 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 162 mb
Genre: blues rock, hard rock

Hendrix Hits is a 2000 compilation CD featuring different artists covering songs done by Jimi Hendrix or songs Hendrix made famous (i.e. "All Along The Watchtower", "Hey Joe".) This was released in Germany by the Zounds Music label.

Nigel Kennedy - Walton: Violin & Viola Concertos [1st press] (1987)

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Nigel Kennedy - Walton: Violin & Viola Concertos [1st press] (1987)

Nigel Kennedy - Walton: Violin & Viola Concertos (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 56:47 | 254 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 749628-2

For many years there have been rumours that Pinchas Zukerman, one of the world's outstanding viola players in addition to being a supreme violin virtuoso, would match Sir Yehudi Menuhin's feat of recording both these Walton concertos as he did for EMI. In the event Nigel Kennedy has neatly stepped in, and—with the uniquely expert guidance of Andre Previn—produced a recording of both works which in this coupling is unlikely to be bettered for a long time. Even next to the finest individual recordings of the two works, differently coupled, Kennedy provides formidable competition.

Nigel Kennedy, Jaz Coleman - Riders On The Storm: The Doors Concerto (2000)

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Nigel Kennedy, Jaz Coleman - Riders On The Storm: The Doors Concerto (2000)

Nigel Kennedy, Jaz Coleman - Riders On The Storm: The Doors Concerto (2000)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 403 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Modern Classical | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Decca/Ukrainian Records (467 350-2), 2005

There's always an air of pretentiousness that accompanies classical performances of pop and rock classics, and most performances are quickly dismissed to the muzak-filled realms of elevators and doctor's waiting rooms. The fact that classical violinist Nigel Kennedy has dropped his first name for this set (to become Kennedy) doesn't bode well. Which makes it all the more surprising that this collection is quite good. Teaming up with producer Jaz Coleman (who has previously reworked Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin in the same vein) and the Prague Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy's violin replaces the vocals of Jim Morrison. Fortunately, lurking underneath Kennedy's guise as a rebel lies the thing which first brought him so much attention: his ability to play exquisite music, both technically and emotionally…