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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.

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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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Flamenco singer  Diego El Cigala  burst upon the international scene in Seville, Spain years ago at a duet concert with the late Cuban piano great  Bebo Vald é s . It was a sold-out…

March Concert Picks from Rhythm Planet

Flamenco singer  Diego El Cigala  burst upon the international scene in Seville, Spain years ago at a duet concert with the late Cuban piano great Bebo Vald é s . It was a sold-out…

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I recently pulled out an old LP in my collection by  George Russell  called  Jazz in the Space Age , recorded in New York for Decca in 1960.

The Futuristic Jazz of George Russell

I recently pulled out an old LP in my collection by George Russell  called Jazz in the Space Age , recorded in New York for Decca in 1960.

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The seven-member K-Pop group   BTS  —short for either their Korean name  Bangtan Sonyeondan  (Bulletproof Boy Scouts) or an English name Beyond the Scene—is currently on the tail end…

Do You Know BTS?

The seven-member K-Pop group BTS —short for either their Korean name Bangtan Sonyeondan  (Bulletproof Boy Scouts) or an English name Beyond the Scene—is currently on the tail end…

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Wednesday-Thursday, February 6 & 7 | Chinese New Year Program with Ray Chen | Walt Disney Concert Hall (Downtown) Celebrate the Lunar New Year with an East-West program of both…

February Concert Picks from Rhythm Planet

Wednesday-Thursday, February 6 & 7 | Chinese New Year Program with Ray Chen | Walt Disney Concert Hall (Downtown) Celebrate the Lunar New Year with an East-West program of both…

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I hope you’ve been enjoying last week’s new music discoveries playlist.

New Music & Rediscoveries

I hope you’ve been enjoying last week’s new music discoveries playlist.

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This week’s Rhythm Planet playlist showcases an eclectic array of new releases and rediscoveries that deserve some love. I’ll highlight a few here in the post, but see below for a…

New Music Discoveries

This week’s Rhythm Planet playlist showcases an eclectic array of new releases and rediscoveries that deserve some love. I’ll highlight a few here in the post, but see below for a…

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I have a confession to make. When Nancy Wilson walked into KCRW’s humble studio on the John Adams Middle School campus on June 16, 1981, it caught me by complete surprise.…

Remembering Nancy Wilson

I have a confession to make. When Nancy Wilson walked into KCRW’s humble studio on the John Adams Middle School campus on June 16, 1981, it caught me by complete surprise.…

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Wednesday, January 9 | Somi | Mr. Musichead Gallery (Hollywood) American vocalist Somi is the daughter of Rwandan and Ugandan immigrants.

January Concert Picks from Rhythm Planet

Wednesday, January 9 | Somi | Mr. Musichead Gallery (Hollywood) American vocalist Somi is the daughter of Rwandan and Ugandan immigrants.

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As a conceptualist in music, sound, and visual art, Brian Eno has few contemporary equals.

Reissue Spotlight: Brian Eno’s Ambient Music

As a conceptualist in music, sound, and visual art, Brian Eno has few contemporary equals.

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