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Nigel Kennedy: Blue Note Sessions

You always knew England’s Nigel Kennedy wasn’t your typical classical musician-with a mohawk and punk-trash style, the guy looks like Johnny Rotten with a violin. He has, after all, been drawn as much to Jimi Hendrix and the Doors as to Beethoven and Vivaldi. But now he has undergone a Kafkaesque transformation: recording an album for Blue Note with some of the biggest names in jazz, including bassist Ron Carter, drummer Jack DeJohnette, pianist Kenny Werner and tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano.

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