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Coltrane, Cho, Ott, Hahn, Grimaud, Pollini make KCRW - Rhythm Planet 'Best of 2018'

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This week's playlist features my picks for the best of 2018. Looking back on the year, 2018 offered a treasure trove of jazz, world, classical, Brazilian and Cuban music. We highlight a few classical albums, too. Here's the list.

John Abercrombie – Up and Coming (ECM)

Seckou Keita and Catrin Finch – SOAR (Bendigedig)

Various Artists – Two Niles to Sing a Melody: The Violins & Synths of Sudan (Ostinato Recrods)

Koum Tara – Koum Tara (Odradek Records)

Hilary Hahn – Hilary Hahn Plays Bach (Decca)

Hélène Grimaud – Memory (Deustche Grammophon)

Maurizio Pollini – Debussy: Préludes II (Deutsche Grammophon)

Song-Jin Cho – Debussy (Deutsche Grammophon)

Alice Sara Ott – Nightfall (Deutsche Grammophon)

Bruno Råberg Trio – Tailwind (Red Piano Records)

Various Artists – The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions (Craft Recordings)

Jorge Ben Jor – Jorge Ben (Universal Music)

Various Artists – Listen All Around: The Golden Age of Central and East African Music (Dust to Digital)

Bheki Mseleku – Celebration (World Circuit)

John Coltrane – Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Impulse! Records)

Pharoah Sanders – Thembi (Impulse! Records)

Brian Eno – Ambient series – Discreet Music, Music for Films, Music for Airports, On Land 
 

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