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The Kennedy Experience / Kennedy, Black, Boyle, Et Al


Release Date: 09/07/1999 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 61687   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jimi Hendrix
Performer:  Nigel KennedyDave HeathDoug BoyleEmma Black,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Kennedy Experience
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc goes places. Nominally it's a set of improvisations by Nigel Kennedy and friends based on Jimi Hendrix tunes, but what starts out in 'Third Stone from the Sun' as a Celtic-flavored "unplugged" style jam session stretches a little further out in 'Little Wing' and '1983' and becomes transformed into something much more dynamic and unpredictable in 'Drifting,' 'Fire,' and 'Purple Haze,' the music-making turning into the kind of kaleidoscopic voyage of discovery for which Hendrix was famous. Amazingly, the "Kennedy Experience," two cellos, two guitars, oboe, flute and bass in addition to Nigel's fiddle, is an entirely acoustic group and only a minimum of electronic effects are used in the production. This is a trip animated entirely Read more by the energy and commitment of the performers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Third Stone from the Sun by Jimi Hendrix
Performer:  Nigel Kennedy (Violin), Dave Heath (Flute), Doug Boyle (Guitar),
Emma Black (Cello), Doug Boyle (Dobro), John Etheridge (Guitar),
Rory McFarlane (Double Bass), Kate St. John (Oboe), Gerri Sutyak (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Kennedy Experience
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1967; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Warehouse Studios, Vancouver, Canada 
Length: 14 Minutes 2 Secs. 
2. Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix
Performer:  Doug Boyle (Dobro), Doug Boyle (Guitar), John Etheridge (Guitar),
Dave Heath (Flute), Rory McFarlane (Double Bass), Kate St. John (Oboe),
Gerri Sutyak (Cello), Nigel Kennedy (Violin), Emma Black (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Kennedy Experience
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Warehouse Studios, Vancouver, Canada 
Length: 10 Minutes 55 Secs. 
3. 1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be) by Jimi Hendrix
Performer:  Emma Black (Cello), Doug Boyle (Guitar), Doug Boyle (Dobro),
Dave Heath (Flute), Rory McFarlane (Double Bass), John Etheridge (Guitar),
Kate St. John (Oboe), Gerri Sutyak (Cello), Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Kennedy Experience
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1967; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Warehouse Studios, Vancouver, Canada 
Length: 15 Minutes 17 Secs. 
4. Drifting by Jimi Hendrix
Performer:  Nigel Kennedy (Violin), Gerri Sutyak (Cello), Kate St. John (Oboe),
Rory McFarlane (Double Bass), Dave Heath (Flute), John Etheridge (Guitar),
Doug Boyle (Dobro), Emma Black (Cello), Doug Boyle (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Kennedy Experience
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Warehouse Studios, Vancouver, Canada 
Length: 6 Minutes 3 Secs. 
5. Fire by Jimi Hendrix
Performer:  Gerri Sutyak (Cello), Kate St. John (Oboe), Rory McFarlane (Double Bass),
Dave Heath (Flute), John Etheridge (Guitar), Doug Boyle (Dobro),
Doug Boyle (Guitar), Emma Black (Cello), Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Kennedy Experience
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1967; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Warehouse Studios, Vancouver, Canada 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
6. Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix
Performer:  Gerri Sutyak (Cello), Kate St. John (Oboe), Nigel Kennedy (Violin),
Emma Black (Cello), Doug Boyle (Guitar), Doug Boyle (Dobro),
John Etheridge (Guitar), Dave Heath (Flute), Rory McFarlane (Double Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Kennedy Experience
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Warehouse Studios, Vancouver, Canada 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Third Stone from the Sun (Instrumental)
Little Wing (Instrumental)
1983...(A Merman I Should Turn To Be) (Instrumental)
Drifting (Instrumental)
Fire (Instrumental)
Purple Haze

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