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New Coltrane/Dubeau/Rodriguez/Fonseca make KCRW's Rhythm Planet: October Jukebox

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I constantly listen to new music on the radio, rediscover classics, and pick-up CDs and LPs on frequent visits to Amoeba Music. This week's playlist gives you a taste of what I've been listening to lately. It's all over the place, just the way I like it. Hope you do, too.

I'm excited to share a long-forgotten John Coltrane session called Blue World, an unused soundtrack for a Canadian film around the time of his later classics A Love Supreme and Crescent. The reel-to-reel master tape went back to Canada where the filmmakers were based and then forgotten. A wise sleuth on the Canadian film board rediscovered it and Impulse! Records recently released it on 180 gram audiophile vinyl and CD. The great fire of 2008 wiped out Impulse!'s master tapes, so thank goodness this one wasn't there. Interestingly, Coltrane and the quartet recorded the soundtrack without ever seeing the film. They revisited classic Coltrane material from the Atlantic and Impulse years, but in a more evolved Coltrane style. With each listen, Blue World reveals more and more of its secrets. Ashley Kahn's liner notes tell the whole story.

Then we hear a lush recording of Ludovico Einaudi's song "Night," performed by Canadian violinist Angèle Dubeau's group La Pietà, followed by two contemporary Cuban artists, pianist Roberto Fonseca and vocalist Daymé Arocena.

We then travel to Spain and hear the Paco de Lucía Project perform Chick Corea's classic song "Spain," paired with a track from young flamenco guitarist José Antonio Rodríguez.

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