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Nirvana, Kaki King, Alice Coltrane

Nirvana, Kaki King, Alice Coltrane

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Inventive fingerstyle guitarist, Kaki King; The remarkable dexterity of Adrian Legg; The return of keyboardist Alice Coltrane; Weather Report saxophonist Wayne Shorter; Hip-hop from Senegal's Daara J; Meditative chants from Steve Tibbetts; Husband/wife folk duo Innocence Mission; Irish folk singer/songwriter Luka Bloom. Featured Artist: Nirvana.

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Nirvana, Kaki King, Alice Coltrane

With the Lights Out

Dumb

  • from With the Lights Out
  • by Nirvana

The new Nirvana box set features more than 60 tracks, with intimate home recordings, unreleased songs, radio appearances and a DVD with home movies and concert footage.

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With the Lights Out

All Apologies

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  • by Nirvana

This track is from an undated home recording of one of the band's most popular songs.

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Legs to Make Us Longer

Solipsist

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Acoustic guitarist Kaki King has an unusual method of playing: she strikes and rubs the strings and slaps the wood, treating the guitar like a percussion instrument.

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Inheritance

Nail Talk

  • from Inheritance
  • by Adrian Legg

Adrian Legg is a remarkable guitarist last featured on All Songs Considered episode 10.

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Translinear Light

Sita Ram

  • from Translinear Light
  • by Alice Coltrane

Alice Coltrane is a jazz keyboardist and former wife of the late John Coltrane. She quit recording in the late 1970s, but her son coaxed her back into the studio for this album.

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Footprints: The Life and Music of Wayne Shorter

Mysterious Traveller

  • from Footprints: The Life and Music of Wayne Shorter
  • by Wayne Shorter

Wayne Shorter studied tenor saxophone with John Coltrane and went on to play and compose for the Miles Davis Quintet before joining the fusion band Weather Report.

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Boomerang

Boomerang

  • from Boomerang
  • by Daara J

Daara J is a hip-hop group from Sengal. Their music combines traditional African sounds with hip-hop beats from America.

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Selwa

Vakritunda

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  • by Choying Drolma/Steve Tibbetts

Guitarist Steve Tibbetts joins Buddhist nun Chöying Drolma for a collection of beautifully sung monastic and meditative chants.

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Now the Day is Over

Somewhere a Star Shines for Everyone

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Somewhere a Star Shines for Everyone

  • from Now the Day Is Over
  • by The Innocence Mission

The Innocence Mission are husband and wife Don Peris (vocals and guitars) and Karen Peris (vocals, guitar, piano). This CD is full of classic tunes like "Over the Rainbow," all performed as sleepy lullabies.

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Before Sleep Comes

Before Sleep Comes

  • from Before Sleep Comes
  • by Luka Bloom

Luka Bloom is a singer/songwriter from Ireland who developed a delicate playing style after tendonitis forced him to strum his guitar gently.

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