Older: Marcos Ariel


Published: 08/09/2017

by Scott Adams


Program #1315 - 'Rendezvous In Rio - Marcos Ariel'

This show airs daily from 08-09-17 through 08-15-17 Monday-Friday at 7am, 3pm, 6pm and midnight Central Time (US). Weekends, too.

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Any trip to Rio...

… has to include a lunch with Marcos Ariel. Truth be told, some of my most memorable meals in the Zona Sul include the easy-going keyboardist. Last time, he shared the thought of a permanent move here, but those plans are on hold, for now. So be sure to reacquaint yourself with one of Brazil’s most life-loving and gregarious musical personalities, below. Always fun with Marcos and his music.


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This week’s show:

 My Producer's Notes

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In Rio, Marcos Ariel is known as a ‘Carioca da Gema’ (no, not that famous bar in Lapa; that’s a different story...). He’s a true carioca, not just by birth but most importantly because of his spirit and zest for life. And as so many of his longtime fans know, these qualities carry over into his music.

Marcos Ariel had some early success as a pianist and keyboard player playing the Rio club circuit but I think it’s fair to say that his pathway to success began with ‘Zil’.

Released by Polygram/Verve here in the US in 1988 (but ironically never released in Brazil) ‘Zil’ brought together several young stars in the making, including Zé Renato, Claudio Nucci, Ricardo Silveira, Zé Nogueira, Jurim Moreira and João Batista. And while the recoding itself was a bit uneven, the album is one of a handful from that period which nurtured a new style of Brazilian instrumental music. It was also an early pairing for Ariel and Silveira, whose piano and guitar sound remains a calling card for contemporary Brazilian jazz.

Most importantly, it brought Ariel’s name to new fans in America - many who were discovering their own jazz revolution - and Ariel’s music fit the style perfectly with a beautiful piano balled ‘The Angles I Know’.

By the 90s, Marcos Ariel had developed a bi-coastal career (Rio de Janeiro/Los Angeles), releasing a series of albums that made his popularity even stronger in both Brazil and the U.S.

‘Terra do Índio’ was first, and more releases followed; ‘Rhapsody in Rio,’ ‘Hand Dance,’ ‘Soul Song’ and then ‘My Only Passion,’ ‘Magic Eyes’ and ‘Four Friends’.

Always quick with a smile and a story or two, Marcos Ariel’s warm smile and his easy-going nature has picked up a new fan base – and a new hobby. It turns out that he’s a quite a gourmet when it comes to the art of pizza. In fact, his hand-tossed pizza parties are becoming very popular in the Zona Sul these days.

Just think: great pizza and Brazilian jazz. What could be better?

Happy Listening,

Scott Adams

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“Keyboardist Marcos Ariel”

Hour 1:  

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Make This City Ours<>Marcos Ariel/Hand Dance    

San Juan Sunset<>Deodato/Love Island

One Note Samba<>Nico Gomez/Lambada Dance Music

Welcome to the Brazil Club Lounge                  

Dama Sophisticada <>Gal Costa/Gal De Tantos Amores

Special Announcement

A New York Minute<>Bob Baldwin/All In A Days Work


Set 2:

Introduce Our Next Set

Green Eyes<>Marcos Ariel/My Only Passion

Heartbreak<>John Klemmer/Brazilia

Introduce Next Song

If I Fell<>Nando Lauria/Points Of View

Planador<><Gabriel Martins/Mergulho

Bossa Nova No Cafe<>Mayumi Kaneyuk


Set 3: Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song

The Angels I Know<>Marcos Ariel/Hand Dance

Quem Sabe Isso Quer Dizer Amor<>Milton Nascimento/Pieta


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Hour 2: 

Set 1:

Bein’ Cool<>Djavan/Puzzle of Hearts

Calm<>Marcos Ariel/Magic Eyes

Welcome To Our Second Hour

E Vem O Sol<>Wanda Sa/Vagamente

Leblon<>Adam Dunning/Sunset Monkeys

Feito Pra Voce<>Celso Fonseca & Jussara Silveira/Juventude

Special Announcement

Toucan’s Dance<>Sergio Mendes/Arara


Set 2:

Introduce Brazil Back2Back: Marcos Valle

Out of Time<>Deodato/Summer Samba

Parabens<>Marcos Valle/Gilles Goes To Brazil

Introduce Next Song

Don Azimuth<>Marcos Ariel/4 Friends

Anchorless<>De’Phazz/Dinner Party

Last Look<>Torcuato Mariano/Last Look


Set 3:

Amanhã<>Slowdown with Patricia Cruz

Lembranca<>Yutaka/Another Sun

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Next Week: We'll spend some quality musical time with another one of Ro's best - Emilio Santiago. And you're always welcome to make a request from our Lounge Page (above) or use the Chat Box on our home page.

Finally, let me again say ‘thanks for listening!’ The Sounds of Brazil wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you and I really appreciate it!  Please tell a friend or two about us – it’s always fun to share the music.

And don't forget about our weekly broadcasts in Chicago: Sundays at 2 pm on 90.9 FM WDCB.



Featured Stat8ion Broadcast dates: 

08/10 12:00 am CT Wednesday: Streaming debut at Brazil Club

08/12 8:00 pm ET Friday: Jazz City Radio

08/13 11:00 pm ET Saturday: Mix 105 Indianapolis

08/14 12:00 pm CT Sunday: Smooth Jazz Expressions

08/14 2:00 pm CT Sunday: WDCB 90.9 FM Chicago

08/14 5:00 pm ET Sunday: Downtown Dayton Radio

08/14 8:00 pm ET Sunday: WHJZ New Buffalo

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