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Over the past fifty years since the Apollo 11 moon landing, many musicians have found inspiration in the historic moment and responded in song.

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Rhythm Planet's summer mix with  new releases in jazz, classical, and world music, plus a few reissues and evergreens.

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The summer concert season kicks off in full force with all-day music fests, plus music and dance under the stars across the region.

Big band, cumbia and jazz: Rhythm Planet's July concert picks

The summer concert season kicks off in full force with all-day music fests, plus music and dance under the stars across the region.

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Legend, the signature compilation album from Bob Marley & The Wailers,   has just turned 35. This best-selling reggae album of all-time sounds as fresh as ever.

Bob Marley’s 'Legend' gets a special 35th anniversary reissue

Legend, the signature compilation album from Bob Marley & The Wailers,   has just turned 35. This best-selling reggae album of all-time sounds as fresh as ever.

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Real World Records , the music label co-founded by the visionary  Peter Gabriel  and members of  WOMAD , celebrates its 30 th  anniversary this month.

Peter Gabriel's Real World Records label turns 30

Real World Records , the music label co-founded by the visionary Peter Gabriel  and members of WOMAD , celebrates its 30 th  anniversary this month.

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Music new and old, from Cape Verde, Senegal, Benin, and more.

Rhythm Planet Musical Potpourri

Music new and old, from Cape Verde, Senegal, Benin, and more.

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Tom Schnabel spotlights two jazz guitar wizards who can inspire anyone who’s not afraid of the challenge of learning and playing jazz guitar.

The Guitar Wizardry of Larry Koonse and Mike Moreno

Tom Schnabel spotlights two jazz guitar wizards who can inspire anyone who’s not afraid of the challenge of learning and playing jazz guitar.

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Sizzling Brazilian, Cuban, and jazz shows abound across Southern California this June. Here are Rhythm Planet's picks for the best.

Rhythm Planet Recommends: Best of June Concerts, from Bossa nova to Cuban sounds

Sizzling Brazilian, Cuban, and jazz shows abound across Southern California this June. Here are Rhythm Planet's picks for the best.

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Tom Schnabel wandered down memory lane recently while listening to  Cal Tjader ’s 1960 album  Latino!

Tom Schnabel strolls down memory lane with Cal Tjader’s 1960 album 'Latino!'

Tom Schnabel wandered down memory lane recently while listening to Cal Tjader ’s 1960 album Latino!

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The latest Rhythm Planet playlist, featuring Tom Schnabel's picks for the best new releases in jazz and world music.

New music discoveries from pop to jazz feat. Ludovico Einaudi, Shey Baba, and more

The latest Rhythm Planet playlist, featuring Tom Schnabel's picks for the best new releases in jazz and world music.

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Ran Blake and Jeanne Lee's 1961 debut album The Newest Sound Around combined Blake's dissonant and provocative piano style with Lee's sensual voice.

The Strange and Enticing Music of Ran Blake and Jeanne Lee

Ran Blake and Jeanne Lee's 1961 debut album The Newest Sound Around combined Blake's dissonant and provocative piano style with Lee's sensual voice.

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Our picks this month include a sacred sound bath, two music festivals, the father of Ethio-jazz, Mahler's titanic Symphony No. 8, and more.

From sound baths to Ethio-jazz, May's best concerts

Our picks this month include a sacred sound bath, two music festivals, the father of Ethio-jazz, Mahler's titanic Symphony No. 8, and more.

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John Coltrane recorded the music for a staggering eight albums in just one year–1958.

John Coltrane ’58: The Prestige Recordings

John Coltrane recorded the music for a staggering eight albums in just one year–1958.

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Rhythm Planet’s latest mix includes 20 wonderful jazz, world, and classical tracks—mostly new but a few evergreens, too.

Rhythm Planet: Spring Mix

Rhythm Planet’s latest mix includes 20 wonderful jazz, world, and classical tracks—mostly new but a few evergreens, too.

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This week we remember two African musicians who died recently. They might not be well-known here in the U.S., but both were legendary artists in African music.

Two African Musical Giants RIP: Dorothy Masuka & Simaro Lutumba

This week we remember two African musicians who died recently. They might not be well-known here in the U.S., but both were legendary artists in African music.

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Rhythm Planet's picks this month include the fado singer Mariza, Algerian superstar Khaled, a new program from the Silkroad Ensemble, the incredible young multi-instrumentalist Rachel…

April Concert Picks from Rhythm Planet

Rhythm Planet's picks this month include the fado singer Mariza, Algerian superstar Khaled, a new program from the Silkroad Ensemble, the incredible young multi-instrumentalist Rachel…

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We’re back this week with 20 more new songs and re-discoveries for your listening pleasure.

Rhythm Planet's Spring Jukebox

We’re back this week with 20 more new songs and re-discoveries for your listening pleasure.

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Ken Nordine  , voiceover artist and the creator of an art form called word jazz, recently  died at the ripe old age of 98 . His voice was truly one for all seasons.

RIP Jazz Storyteller Ken Nordine

Ken Nordine , voiceover artist and the creator of an art form called word jazz, recently died at the ripe old age of 98 . His voice was truly one for all seasons.

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I can’t stop listening to a new jazz trio album from Norwegian bass maestro  Mats Eilertsen .

Mats Eilertsen’s Stunning New Album "And Then Comes the Night"

I can’t stop listening to a new jazz trio album from Norwegian bass maestro Mats Eilertsen .

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Rhythm Planet showcases tracks from 20 new albums this week.

Rhythm Planet's March Musical Madness

Rhythm Planet showcases tracks from 20 new albums this week.

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