Music Special Programming

Music Special Programming

7 min

Discover KCRW's exclusive artist interviews, live performances, original programming and streaming playlists. Our digital-first music programming is on-demand and updated weekly.

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For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Walt McClements pilots an ambient excursion from Allen Toussaint to Mary Lattimore.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Jelani Aryeh recounts his lifelong musical fascinations, from Roxy Music to Childish Gambino and beyond.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Gel Set selects her most satisfying sounds for hot dancefloors and cold winter nights, from Tangerine Dream to Machine Girl.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Lionel Boy constructs an elegy for his island-bound adolescence through songs by Morphine, Paula Fuga, and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Nick Waterhouse picks five discs that changed the course of his life, including Mose Allison and Dee Clark.

The iconoclastic composer and trumpet player Jon Hassell died on June 26 at the age of 84.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” kezia selects songs with the most spellbinding lyrics, including Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, and Modest Mouse.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” pianist Paul Cornish picks his most transcendent, challenging, and inspiring favorites, from Joni Mitchell to Jason Moran.

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