Chameleon Guitar

The guitar easily finds a home in classical, jazz, blues, bluegrass, rock, country, and any number of international styles. That versatility is the very point of this episode of New Sounds. Featured performers include Kaki King, the 23-year-old guitarist whose debut CD, Everybody Loves You, features musical influences running the gamut from folk to funk to rock to jazz; Baka Beyond, the unusual band inspired by the music of the Baka Pygmies; London-based composer Pete M. Wyer; Benjamin Verdery's ensemble UFOnia, and much more.

PROGRAM # 2135, Guitar Solos & Ensemble Works (First aired on Wed. 3/19/03)





Kaki King

Everybody Loves You

Kewpie Station [2:00]
The Exhibition [3:00]

Velour #0302

Bill Frisell

The Intercontinentals

Boubacar [6:00]

Nonesuch #79661. Due in stores in April 2003.

Baka Beyond

East to West

The Rakish Paddy [4:30]

Narada #43725

Celso Fonseca


Buteco 2 [5:30]

Six Degrees / Ziriguiboom #657036-1086

Adrian Legg

Guitars And Other Cathedrals

Thump The Clouds [4:00]

Relativity #1045**
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Peter M. Wyer Matthew Sharp


Life Support [6:30]

Info on Wyer's music available through

Ben Verdery


Ellis Island [8:30]

Mushkatweek Rae's#100; Available for purchase at*.
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David Pritchard


Pattern 6 [5:30]

Molecular Music#10014

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