By Tom Schnabel, KCRW This week, we sample a new crop of recent releases along with a few classic sides mixed in. Check this playlist here.
By Tom Schnabel, KCRW Classically-trained Taiwan-born, New York-based vibraphonist Chien Chien Lu performs an original arrangement of a traditional Taiwanese song called “Blossom in a Stormy Night.” Read more here. … Read More
By Tom Schnabel, KCRW This week’s Rhythm Planet playlist includes a bit of everything, and we highlight some of the tracks here. Check this playlist here.
By Tom Schnabel, KCRW Several new tracks on the playlist reflect upon the turbulent times in which we live. Check the full playlist here.
By Tom Schanabel, KCRW This week’s Rhythm Planet playlist features the best of midsummer new releases, with music from Africa, Brazil, Cuba, and the latest in jazz. Check the full … Read More
By Tom Schnabel, KCRW This week’s playlist potpourri features mostly new plus a sprinkling of vintage tracks from around the world. Read the full playlist here.
By Tom Schnabel, KCRW Last Saturday marked the first day of summer for those of us in the northern hemisphere. How is it possible that we have spent an entire … Read More
By Tom Schnabel, KCRW This week, Rhythm Planet whips up our usual recipe – a mix of new and older releases across a range of musical styles. Read the full … Read More
By Tom Schanabel, KCRW Croatian-American singer Thana Alexa has a lovely voice. Her powerful new album ONA(the Croatian word for “she”) is an exploration of female identity and “a dedication … Read More
By Tom Schnabel, KCRW Back in the big band era, women on the bandstand played their roles as “girl singers,” not instrumentalists. Ella Fitzgerald got her start with the Chick … Read More