On record: The week's essential new releases: Pop, Rock and Jazz.
Nigel Kennedy - Recital - Sony Classical 88765447272.
No longer intent on out-Hendrixing Jimi Hendrix, the violinist walks a more fruitful line between jazz, classical and folk.
The small-group Fats Waller covers trundle along amiably enough, although there's more to savour in the sinous tribute to the late Dave Brubeck on Take Five.
A burst of Celtic fiddle erupts elsewhere.
The acoustic guitarist Rolf Bussalb and the bassist Yaron Stavi are every bit as ecumenical, while echoes of Stephane Grappelli emerge on Vivace, a freewheeling setting of Bach's Double Violin Concerto.
The old man (Grappelli,that is) would have approved.