Older: A Brazilian Valentine


Published: 02/07/2017

by Scott Adams


Program #1289 - 'A Brazilian Valentine!’

This show airs daily from 02-07-17 through 02-14-17 Monday-Friday at 7am, 3pm, 6pm and midnight Central Time (US). Weekends, too.

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It's a busy week, with birthdays for pianist Antonio Adolfo and Sergio Mendes to celebrate... and that leave preciuous little time for planning for the Most Romantic Day of the year. Happily, we've got the music angle covered, along with  our handy list of weekly entertainment tips and suggestions:


Saturday! We spend the day with Mr. ‘Brasil 66’, playing at least one Sergio Mendes song every hour all day long. Thanks for your emails and Facebox posts!

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Brazil Back2Back: Wednesday fun with our two-in-a-row, with a pair of songs from our New Music Playlist! Listen at 11 am and 2 pm Central time on our streaming station, then pencil in the same times for Friday and next Monday. You won't want to miss the TGIF edtion!

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Sunday's Brazilian Brunch will serve up two hours of Sunday Sambas with 'Rhythm & Romance', the perfect soundtrack for a romantic weekend! Only on Sundays at 5 am, 9 am and also at 2 and 8 pm Chicago time and only on The Sounds of Brazil stream. 

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Request a song, style or artist on the Brazil Club Lounge page and you could win a CD for yourself and a friend! If I select yours, you’ll hear me play it and announce your name on the radio too. Go ahead, its fun! And now you can always see the last 10 songs played during the Third Hour and our Brazilian Brunch show, too! One page, many things.

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This week’s show:

My Producer's Notes

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What’s the most romantically Brazilian way you’d like to spend Valentine’s Day? Perhaps a night flight to Rio? While that might not be in the cards for most of us this week, our annual ‘Brazilian Valentine’ show for The Sounds of Brazil! is sure to keep you in the mood for Rhythm and Romance!

In fact, nothing says 'Te Amo' like two hours of tropical romance with heartfelt Brazilian love songs from Deodato, Al Jarreau, Bebel Gilberto and guitarist Pat Metheny. George Benson sings an Ivan Lins tune, plus saxophonist Leo Gandelman and a touch of Brazilian Soul from João Bosco!

There’s more: Antonio Carlos Jobim’s Bossa classic creates rhythm and romance with 'Zingaro', while João Gilberto goes 'old school' with a handpicked song that’s perfect for the most romantic time of year!

Plus chill tracks from Lemon L, Caibedo Island and Chris Standring, a dreamy Bossa Jazz tune from Torcuato Mariano and don't miss Rosanna Vitro’s 'fall in love' duet with Kirk Whalum’s sax. True love!

You’ll want to listen by candlelight… it might even give you an idea or two!

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To my way of thinking, Brazil has given us some of the most romantic music the world has ever known – it’s not a stretch to consider albums like ‘Getz Gilberto’ and countless other songs form Bossa Nova and Brazilian Jazz in this way.

One of my favorites is Sarah Vaughn's ‘Brazilian Romance’. It marked one of her final appearances in a recording studio, and is undeniably elegant and sophisticated; as it should be with the stable of talent assembled: Sergio Mendes producing, Dori Caymmi's strings and arrangements and Milton Nascimento as a special guest.

Vaughan, who had two previous Brazilian recordings to her credit, constantly redefines the subtle, beautiful and powerful nature of her music. The songs are wisely chosen and even at this late stage of her career Sarah was in fine voice.

Whether she was singing pop or dishing out her tantalizing jazz vocals, Sarah brought everything she touched to life with her rich, luscious voice and exquisite musical phrasing.

Some of the outstanding tracks on this album include ‘It's Simple’, The Mendes hit ‘So Many Stars’ and ‘Your Smile’, with its catchy pop hook. Dori Caymmi contributes four more, including his ‘Obsession’ and there’s a pair of Nascimento tunes: ‘Make This City Ours Tonight’ and ‘Nothing Will Be As It Was’. ‘Love & Passion’ is a richly rewarding duet with Milton Nascimento – their vocals are remarkable complimentary, even more so considering that Milton's voice was recorded separately in Rio de Janeiro at the Transamerica studios.

This recording is filled with great moments, and while Vaughan’s relationship with Brazilian music was not well known in jazz circles, it’s obvious in her performances here that she carried a special empathy with the style. This is an album that truly lives up to its billing, and the perfect complement to this week’s show.


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 'A Brazilian Valentine' 

Hour 1:

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

The Island<>Roseanna Vitro/Reaching For The Stars

Sensual Bossa<>Caibedo Island/A Caibedo Tale

Photograph<>Antonio Carlos Jobim/The Composer

Welcome to The Brazil Club Lounge

Mariana<>Torcuato Mariano/Diary

Special Announcment

Friday Song<>Alexia Bomtempo/Alexia


Set 2:

Lemon L<>Phonorama/Cafe Roma 2


Introduce Next Set

Lonely<>Bebel Gilberto/Tanto Tempo

Bossa Blue<>Chris Standring/Blue Bolero 

So Many Stars<>Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66/Greatest Hits


Set 3: 

Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song

Estate<>João Gilberto/Amoroso

In My Life<>Paul Leiberman/Ibeji


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Hour 2:

Set 1:

Underneath The Face of the Moon<>Kevyn Lettau/Universal

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Zingaro<>Antonio Carlos Jobim/The Composer

Like A Lover<>Al Jarreau/Symphonic Bossa Nova

San Juan Sunset<>Deodato/Love Island

Special Announcement

Green Eyes<>Marcos Ariel/My Only Passion


Set 2:

Love Dance<>George Benson

Love Dance<>Mike Metheny/Street of Dreams

Introduce Next Song

I’m Not Alone (Who Loves You?)<>Ivan Lins/I’m Not Alone

For T<> Ed Johnson & Novo Tempo/Movimento

Coisas Do Brasil<>Leila Pinheiro/Millennium


Set 3:

Varadero<>João Bosco/João Bosco

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Next week, it's the winter edition of 'Long Songs'. Songs that take a long, long time because they have so much to say. Always a fan favorite!

I hope you’ll enjoy the show and please - tell a few friends about our 2 PM Sunday show on WDCB and 11 pp ET on the New Mix105.com

Always a pleasure,

Scott Adams

The Sounds of Brazil!



Featured Station Broadcast dates: 

02/08 3:00 pm CT Wednesday: Streaming debut at Brazil Club

02/10 8:00 pm ET Friday: Jazz City Radio

02/11 11:00 8pm ET Saturday: Mix 105 Indianapolis

02/12 12:00 pm CT Sunday: Smooth Jazz Expressions

02/12 2:00 pm CT Sunday: WDCB 90.9 FM Chicago

02/12 5:00 pm ET Sunday: Downtown Dayton Radio

02/12 8:00 pm ET Sunday: WHJZ New Buffalo

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