Hoagy Carmichael, Youssou N'Dour, Django Reinhardt : All Songs ConsideredNew acoustic music from Youssou N'Dour; The African fusion of Mali's Salif Keita; The remastered Nonesuch Explorer Series; Stardust memories of Hoagy Carmichael and more.
New acoustic music from Youssou N'Dour; The African fusion of Mali's Salif Keita; The remastered Nonesuch Explorer Series; Stardust memories of Hoagy Carmichael; A jazz revolution from Django Reinhardt; An All Songs great unknown: Piñataland; And an infectious tune from Kim Richey.
from Explorer Series: Zimbabwe - Shona Mbira Music
by Various Artists
The Nonesuch Explorer series, originally released on vinyl in the late '60s and early '70s, was the first to expose the West to what would later be called "world music." The series is now being re-mastered.
Django Reinhardt was the first non-American to have a major impact on the development of jazz. Along with Stephane Grappelli on violin, Reinhardt's inimitable acoustic guitar work introduced the idea of jazz without drums or trumpet.