I was at a Silverplatters earlier (it replaced Tower Records :( )looking at cd's. While selecting my purchases, I got to thinking about some musical collaborations as a music fan that I would love to purchase. Here's my first choice: Jimmy Page and some violinist virtuoso like Hilary Hahn or Nigel Kennedy. The music I would love to hear them collaborate on would be something along the lines of Paganini's guitar/violin duos, Giuliani, or some newly composed work. This idea sprang from reading an old interview with Jimmy Page where he mentioned how he liked classical artists like Segovia and Julian Bream and the music they played. Musicians may play in one genre like Rock, but that doesn't mean they are locked into that box. I'm learning classical guitar, but sometimes play Irish folk music or the blues.
In reading about a composer who died last year it was mentioned that Jimmy Page had requested him to write a concerto for electric guitar and orchestra. Too bad that concerto never was written, it would have been quite interesting to see and hear Jimmy Page on stage with the London Philarmonic or my home symphony orchestra. Anyway, does anyone else have a collaboration in mind?