Nirvana, Kaki King, Alice Coltrane

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

  • Artist: Nirvana
  • Album: With the Lights Out
  • Song: Dumb

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
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Nirvana

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With the Lights Out

All Apologies

  • Artist: Nirvana
  • Album: With the Lights Out
  • Song: All Apologies

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

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All Apologies
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With the Lights Out
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Nirvana

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Legs to Make Us Longer

Solipsist

  • Artist: Kaki King
  • Album: Legs to Make Us Longer
  • Song: Solipsist

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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Solipsist
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Legs to Make Us Longer
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Kaki King
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Red Ink

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Inheritance

Nail Talk

  • Artist: Adrian Legg
  • Album: Inheritance
  • Song: Nail Talk

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

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Nail Talk
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Inheritance
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Adrian Legg

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Translinear Light

Sita Ram

  • Artist: Alice Coltrane
  • Album: Translinear Light
  • Song: Sita Ram

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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Sita Ram
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Translinear Light
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Alice Coltrane
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Impulse

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Footprints: The Life and Music of Wayne Shorter

Mysterious Traveller

  • Artist: Wayne Shorter
  • Album: Footprints: The Life and Music of Wayne Shorter
  • Song: Mysterious Traveller

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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Mysterious Traveller
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Footprints: The Life and Music of Wayne Shorter
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Weather Report
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Columbia/Legacy

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Boomerang

Boomerang

  • Artist: Daara J
  • Album: Boomerang
  • Song: Boomerang

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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Boomerang
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Daara J

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Selwa

Vakritunda

  • Artist: Choying Drolma/Steve Tibbetts
  • Album: Selwa
  • Song: Vakritunda

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

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Vakritunda
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Selwa
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Steve Tibbets & Chöying Drolma
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Six Degrees

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Now the Day is Over

Somewhere a Star Shines for Everyone

  • Artist: The Innocence Mission
  • Album: Now the Day Is Over
  • Song: Somewhere a Star Shines for Everyone

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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Somewhere a Star Shines for Everyone
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Now the Day is Over
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The Innocence Mission
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Badman

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Before Sleep Comes

Before Sleep Comes

  • Artist: Luka Bloom
  • Album: Before Sleep Comes
  • Song: Before Sleep Comes

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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Before Sleep Comes
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