Tom Schnabel's Rhythm Planet

Tom Schnabel's Rhythm Planet

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Tom Schnabel features the latest and best in jazz and international music, with an emphasis on new Brazilian, European, African, and Tropical Latin music. 

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What not to miss of the musicians from all over the world who play in Los Angeles this month.

Nancy Wilson, one of my favorite singers of all time, passed away December 13, 2018 at the age of 81.  She was a song stylist like few others.

This week Rhythm Planet showcases new albums from violinist Ray Chen, jazz from Geoffrey Keezer and John Coltrane, Haitian rara from RAM, Colombian vallenato from Very Be Careful, and…

This week Tom speaks with Oscar Hernández, veteran pianist and arranger of Rubén Blades's Seis Del Solar and leader of the Grammy award-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra.

Music from Angelique Kidjo covering Talking Heads, Eddie Daniels’ tribute to Egberto Gismonti, Algerian chaabi music from Koun Tara, a soccer song for Senegal by Sam Mangwana, and…

This week Rhythm Planet showcases new music from Cyrille Aimée, Grant Green, Eddie Daniels, and an oldie from the Dar es Salaam Jazz Band.

Rhythm Planet goes on a musical safari through Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, Morocco and Algeria.

New Brazilian, African, and jazz music from Diana Purim, Sean Khan, Fatoumata Diawara, Adi Meyerson, and others.

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