I bought this cd 3 days ago, have played it a dozen or so times and I absolutely love it. If your only exposure to Nigel Kennedy is through his purely classical repertoire you may need to approach this album with caution as it it is definitely not a classical album. However if you are a fan of his album with Kroke, his 'Blue Note' jazz album and the better tracks on 'Kafka' you will love this. All the tracks here are written by Kennedy himself. Furthermore all tracks are played on electric violin resulting in a very different sound from the sonorous tones usually associated with Kennedy. Kennedy even sings (albeit not very well) on a couple of tracks. His limited vocal abilities however, rather than irritating tend to add a comic effect conducive to the nature of the material. This especially applies to the bluesy 10 minute track 'Boo Boooz Blooooze'. There are some nice melodic classical touches on this album as well as jazz, Latin American, Eastern European and straight ahead rock influences. Aided and abetted by a wonderful line up of Eastern European musicians on tenor sax, piano, hammond organ, bass and drums this is a great album.
As noted this album is not for everyone, but if you like Kennedy's previous excursions outside of classical music you are sure to love this one. I personally prefer this album to 'Kafka' and the 'Hendrix' album. Like his 'Blue Note' and 'Kroke' albums this is a very successful and rewarding departure from the classical style at which he excels and which has won him so many fans. Excellent.