As we settle into this strange, new normal, Rhythm Planet offers more beautiful and meditative music to hopefully bring some respite into your home and life.
Mar. 23from Music News
Rhythm Planet offers two playlists this week to try to soothe your nerves as well as to inject a small dose of humor into the mix.
Mar. 16from Music News
With his development of bebop , Charlie Parker had conceived a whole new style of music, a system of composition and improvisation that became the bible of modern jazz.
Mar. 10from Music News
This month, hear live music from around the world, from Cuban piano and Brazilian mandolin to South African choir; plus don’t miss a centennial celebration of Charlie Parker as well as…
Mar. 3from Music News
Rhythm Planet showcases new releases in our playlist this week, together with some rediscoveries and remembrances along the way.
Feb. 25from Music News
Joseph Shabalala and members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo visited KCRW in 1988 to perform in the old basement studio. We share audio excerpts from that interview for this remembrance.
Feb. 18from Music News
The latest releases in Smithsonian Folkways’s vinyl reissue series highlight seminal recordings from the Caribbean, the Sahel, and Gambia.
Feb. 11from Music News
Vocalists and pianists take the stage this month, from Gregory Porter and Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Hélène Grimaud and Omar Sosa
Feb. 4from Music News
Showcasing the Arabic oud and the top musicians who play it. The pan-Arab instrument has been called the king, sultan, or emir of musical instruments.
Jan. 28from Music News
Tom Schnabel revisits some musical gems from the past, from African and Corsican music to jazz and gospel favorites.
Jan. 21from Music News
Tom Schnabel takes a trip down memory lane and shares some of his early musical moments and memories.
Jan. 14from Music News
Make a resolution to see more live music in 2020, starting with these terrific shows around town!
Jan. 7from Music News
Ring in the new year with a new playlist of recent releases from Rhythm Planet!
Dec. 31from Music News
Tom Schnabel picks his favorite jazz, world, and classical releases of 2019.
Dec. 24from Music News
Deck your musical halls with classics and holiday fare from places near and far!
Dec. 17from Music News
In this era of ephemeral music streaming, box sets (particularly vinyl ones) appear to be experiencing a comeback.
Dec. 10from Music News
Don't miss the terrific holiday and non-holiday concerts on the December calendar – from jazz and classical guitar to the eclectic sounds of Indian singer Kiran Ahluwalia to a festive…
Dec. 3from Music News
A bunch of songs—some elegant, some silly—to keep you company as you prepare for (or indulge in) the big feast.
Nov. 26from Music News
Tom Schnabel shines a spotlight on a few women in jazz now who are playing exceptional music on instruments once reserved for male jazz musicians.
Nov. 19from Music News
Malian blues, Cuban son, Cape Verdean funaná, plus the latest jazz sides and crossover classical.
Nov. 12from Music News