Andrew Bird, Petra Haden, Tributes to Jack Johnson

Tributes to boxer Jack Johnson from Miles Davis and Wynton Marsalis; An intimate home recording from Cantinero; A look at opposite day with Andrew Bird; The Who sung a Capella by Petra Haden; Brother/sister duo The Fiery Furnaces; A new EP from folk hero Iron and Wine; L.A. singer/songwriter Mia Doi Todd; Norwegian jazz: Tord Gustavsen Trio; Latin percussionist Roberto Rodriguez.

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Andrew Bird, Petra Haden, Tributes to Jack Johnson

The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions

Right Off

  • Artist: Miles Davis
  • Album: Complete Jack Johnson Sessions
  • Song: Right Off

This 5-disc set includes the bulk of the recording sessions that would make up the soundtrack to William Cayton's 1970 documentary on boxer Jack Johnson.

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Right Off
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The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions
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Miles Davis
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BMG

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Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (Soundtrack)

Ghost in the House

  • Artist: Wynton Marsalis
  • Album: Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
  • Song: Ghost in the House

Wynton Marsalis' soundtrack to a new Ken Burns documentary on Jack Johnson is dramatically different from the Miles Davis take, composed largely of period music from the turn of the last century.

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Ghost in the House
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Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (Soundtrack)
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Wynton Marsalis
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Blue Note

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Championship Boxing

The Machine

  • Artist: Cantinero
  • Album: Championship Boxing
  • Song: The Machine

Cantinero is multi-instrumentalist Christopher Hicken, a native of Birmingham, England who now writes and records at his apartment in New York. This is his solo debut.

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The Machine
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Championship Boxing
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Cantinero
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Artemis

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Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs

Opposite Day

  • Artist: Andrew Bird
  • Album: Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs
  • Song: Opposite Day

Andrew Bird is a violinist, singer and songwriter from Chicago who's always reinventing his sound. You can hear some of his previous work on All Songs Considered's episodes two and 39.

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Opposite Day
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Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs
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Andrew Bird
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Righteous Babe

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Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out

Sunrise

  • Artist: Petra Haden
  • Album: Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out
  • Song: Sunrise

Petra Haden here recreates the Who's 1967 LP The Who Sell Out, entirely a capella, performing all the rhythms, instruments and harmonies with her voice.

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Sunrise
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Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out
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Petra Haden
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Bar/None

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The Fiery Furnaces EP

Here Comes the Summer

  • Artist: The Fiery Furnaces
  • Album: Fiery Furnaces EP
  • Song: Here Comes the Summer

The Fiery Furnaces, are Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger, a brother/sister duo originally featured on All Songs Considered episode 69.

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Here Comes the Summer
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The Fiery Furnaces EP
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The Fiery Furnaces
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Rough Trade

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Manzanita

Tongue-Tied

  • Artist: Mia Doi Todd
  • Album: Manzanita
  • Song: Tongue-Tied

Mia Doi Todd is a classically-trained artist who studied at Yale and now makes music in Los Angeles.

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Tongue-Tied
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Manzanita
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Mia Doi Todd
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Plug Research

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The Ground

Tears Transforming

  • Artist: Tord Gustavsen Trio
  • Album: The Ground
  • Song: Tears Transforming

Tord Gustavsen heads this jazz trio from Norway. Their 2003 album, Changing Places, was featured on All Songs Considered episode 47.

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Tears Transforming
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The Ground
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Tord Gustavsen
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ECM

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