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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Troy Andrews, aka Trombone Shorty, is out with a new album called “Lifted.” He talks about growing up in a musical family and how New Orleans is a “magical city.”

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A soulful rhythmic journey through time and space... sonic love notes from cities to mountain tops, to the heart of the tropics and into the cosmos.

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

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Hailing from Philly, Suzanne Sheer is an R&B powerhouse who has an interesting take on her song “Girls on the Internet.”

Suzanne Sheer: ‘Girls on the Internet’

Hailing from Philly, Suzanne Sheer is an R&B powerhouse who has an interesting take on her song “Girls on the Internet.”

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Music to make you feel.

Francesca Harding's playlist, May 17, 2022

Music to make you feel.

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New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

Travis Holcombe's playlist, May 17, 2022

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

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Chicago based quintet Dos Santos caught our attention with their latest string of releases, but band member Alex Chavez delivers with a new side project titled “Carmelo Haze”…

MBE May 17: ‘Carmelo Haze’, ‘Tonga Conga’, and sounds for the soul

Chicago based quintet Dos Santos caught our attention with their latest string of releases, but band member Alex Chavez delivers with a new side project titled “Carmelo Haze”…

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Kendrick Lamar’s semi-surprise new record ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ arrives with record-breaking spin counts on KCRW.

KCRW’s Top 30 Chart: Kendrick Lamar Reigns supreme

Kendrick Lamar’s semi-surprise new record ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ arrives with record-breaking spin counts on KCRW.

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Thanks to the folks at Real Gone Music , the classic 1963 exotica LP “The Soul of The Drums,” from the inventor of the genre Lex Baxter and his orchestra, is back!

Les Baxter Orchestra: ‘Mai Tai’

Thanks to the folks at Real Gone Music , the classic 1963 exotica LP “The Soul of The Drums,” from the inventor of the genre Lex Baxter and his orchestra, is back!

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