Older: Crossing Borders with Ivan Lins


Published: 05/26/2015

by Scott Adams


Program #1200 - ‘The Music of Ivan Lins'

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This week, we'll jump into our own 'Brazilian Summer' with a new album from Ivan Lins as part of of our focus on the passionate singer and songwriter from Rio. Details below, but now, it's a two-hour playlist filled to the max with 'The Music of Ivan Lins'  on The Sounds of Brail, and I think you’ll enjoy what’s in store on our streaming station…


This Week On Brazil Back2Back: Wednesday (27), it's a pair of songs form our New Music playlist, including The Sounds of Brazil's debut of Ivan Lins' new samba 'Luxo do Lixo". Friday (29) features guitarist Ricardo Silviera and Monday (1) has two tunes from Vanessa da Matta! Listen at the top of the hour at 11 am and again at 2 pm Central.

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Mark Your Calendar for Sunday, June 21st! The Sounds of Brazil and WDCB have partnered with 'Make Music Chicago' for a free concert featuring The Luciano Antonio Trio and the Cecy Santana/WillfromBrazil Band at the Chicago Cultural Center. Showtime is 2 pm, so join us for this free 'Live Concert' broadcast of The Sounds of Brazil. Our way of saying thank you to you for listening and also to the musicians who create the music we love. Details here.

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This week’s show:

My Producer's Notes

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I’ll never forget the first time I heard Ivan Lins’ voice. It came by way of a single song, soon after the release of ‘Harlequin’ in 1985. Although the song was his, the album was a joint project between guitarist Lee Ritenour and pianist Dave Grusin and I recall that the first minute or so left me completely overwhelmed: so much passion and power and beauty. How could all of this course straight through me, without even a moment to absorb what it all meant?

You can judge for yourself: I'll play that very song in our second hour.

It was on that day that I learned about the essence of Brazilian music, and Ivan Lins proved to be a great teacher. He’s written a Grammy winner for Quincy Jones and penned hits for Elis Regina, George Benson, Brenda Russell, Peter White and many others. He made his home in Boston and Los Angeles for a long while. In fact, his story as one of Brazil’s greatest songwriters is infused with our own American culture – to such a degree that it sets him apart from many of his peers back home in Brazil.

Early influences? How about Blood, Sweat & Tears’ lead singer David Clayton Thomas? Lins emulated the top 40 singer’s voice while on the path to finding his own signature style – plaintive, soulful. The essence of emotion.

Ivan Lins is a perennial favorite with our coast to coast audience and we’ll take two full hours to explore his music as we get a head start on next month’s ‘Singers & Songwriters’ theme, with ‘Ivan Songs’ from Luiz Avellar, Mike Metheny, sax great Grover Washington, Jr., Lee Ritenour, Chaka Khan and Barbra Streisand, too.

Plus two duets anchored by Ivan Lins: going acoustic with Oscar Castro-Neves and then 80′s MPB with Djavan, in a playlist that includes music from German trumpeter Till Brönner, Caibedo Island plus a New Bossa request for Brazilian Jumble.

Among the non-English-speaking nations of the world, Brazil enjoys a rare and vibrant cultural connection with America that is not merely the product of Embassies and trade relations. Stories like Ivan Lins’ remind us of the power of one-to-one, which expands to amplify both the commonality and the distinctiveness of each nation. In fact, it plays its part in what makes both of our countries magnificent.

A cool breeze in Summer, and a warm wind when the weather turns cold – that’s The Sounds of Brazil!

~ Scott Adams

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“The Music of Ivan Lins”


Hour 1:

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Guarapiranga<>Toco/Outro Lugar

Brazilian Tapestry<>Astrud Gilberto/Gilberto with Turrentine

Lamento<>Nelson Riddle/The Silver Collection     

Welcome to the Brazil Club Lounge                     

You Moved Me<>Ivan Lins & Brenda Russell/Love Dance

Special Announcement

Esse Cara Sou Eu (I'm That Guy)<> Roberto Carlos


Set 2:

Introduce Our Next Set

Dinorah Dinorah<>George Benson 

Love Dance<>Mike Metheny/Street of Dreams    

Introduce Next Song

So Crazy For Your Love<>Chaka Khan/Love Affair

Unconditional Love<>Oscar Castro-Neves/Yesterday

Meu Pais (My Country)<>Luiz Avelar/Homenagem a Ivan Lins Digital Download


Set 3: This Week’s Spotlight Song

O Sol Que Beija Voce<>Brazilian Jumble/Cafe Roma Vol 2        

Bossa Real<>Kenny G/Brazilian Nights


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Hour 2:

Set 1:

Água de Coco<>Emilio Santiago/ De Um Jeito Diferente

Camaleão<>Grover Washington, Jr./A Love Affair

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Muito A Vontade<>Sergio Mendes/Brasil 65

Belem, Minha Cidade<>Bobby Brazil/Amazonica

The Island<>Barbra Streisand/A Love Like Ours

Special Announcement

Flying To Bahia<>Caibedo Island/Caibedo Tale      


Set 2:

Introduce Next Set

Harlequin<>Ivan Lins with Lee Ritenour/World of Brazil

Elis<>Peter White/A Love Affair: The Music of Ivan Lins

Introduce Next Song                                                                     


Chiquito<>Ed Johnson & Novo Tempo/The Other Road

Nocturna<>Brenda Russell/A Love Affair


Set 3:

Somos Todos Iguias Neste Noite<>Ivan Lins & Djavan   

TSOB Third Hour begins (Online only)

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Next Week:  We'll kick off a month-long salute to 'Brazilian Jazzmasters' with a two-hour special! As always, you’re invited to drop a note in the Chat Box on our home page!

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Happy Listening,

Scott Adams

The Sounds of Brazil!