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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


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.

All Apologies

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


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.

Nail Talk

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

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.

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.


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


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

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.

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.