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Hoagy Carmichael, Youssou N'Dour, Django Reinhardt

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.

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Hoagy Carmichael, Youssou N'Dour, Django Reinhardt

Tan Bi

Youssou N'Dour is known for his great African dance records. His new CD is more subdued and mostly acoustic.


Salif Keita is one of Mali's most popular artists, known for his fusion of traditional African rhythms and melodies with the sounds of Cuba, Spain and the Middle East.


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.


Hoagy Carmichael is remembered as the author of several timeless classics, including "Lazy River," "Georgia On My Mind," and this unforgettable tune, "Stardust."

Body and Soul

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.


Piñataland describe themselves as "Brooklyn's finest old-world dark oompah orchestrette."

Girl in a Car

Kim Richey got her start writing music for other artists, but with her fourth solo album, Richey is making a name for herself.

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