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Rio's Jazz Masters

Older: Brazilian Jazzmasters


Published: 05/31/2017

by Scott Adams


Program #1305 - 'Brazilian Jazzmasters'

This show airs daily from 05-31-17 through 06-06-17 Monday-Friday at 7am, 3pm, 6pm and midnight Central Time (US). Weekends, too.

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Been to Brazil lately? Wish you were there right now? I've opened up the playlist for the best of ‘Brazilian Jazzmasters’, and a special focus on the heart and soul of it all: Rio de Janeiro! Brazilian music and American jazz have always enjoyed an easy friendship and that means a lot of great music to enjoy. More below.


The New Poll Question on our Lounge page asks a musical quesiton everyone can have an opinion on. And with summer just days away, it's right on time! Tell us yours here!

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Sunday’s Brazilian Brunch celebrates the softer side of Brazilian song. Busy weekend? Take us along. Our Listening Apps for your tablet or smart phone make it easy to take our music with you, wherever you go. Jooin us 'Live' Sundays only on The Sounds of Brazil's streaming channel, for three full hours beginning at 9 am Central and then again at 2 pm and 8 pm from the home page. 

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Requests pay off because you get to hear your name and song on The Sounds of Brazil, and maybe even win a Brazilian CD for yourself and a friend when I play yours. Request a song, artist or style when you stop by the Brazil Club Lounge.

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Make a date with the Events page at Brazil Club: Live music, a new restaurant, outdoor party or art showing, chances are you’ll find it on our website. And we’re adding more every day! Things to do, places to go from our home page on your computer, tablet or smart phone.

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You and a friend could win a trip for two to Rio de Janeiro in our ‘Fly Me To Brazil’ giveaway, courtesy of Copa Airlines. Listen today and every Wednesday at 11 am Central for the ‘Phrase of the Week’. Write it down, then enter it on the contest form at

This week’s show:

My Producer's Notes

Listen to The Sounds of Brazil every three hours beginning at 6am Central Time daily.

Leo Gandelman graces our playlist this week with good reason: Like many of MPB's top stars, his career dovetailed with the rise of contemporary jazz here in the US, first with jazz fusion, then on the smooth jazz and beyond. And it begs a 'home town' question.

Is Rio de Janeiro the world’s most musical city? History suggests that it is; Rio gave birth to Samba in the early 1900’s (near the legendary Sambadrome). Bossa Nova was born in the beach bairros of Ipanema and Copacabana. Rio’s rhythm is a musical one. You can sense it in the bustle of sidewalk traffic, the pulse of the surf. Heck, even the airport is named after Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Brazil’s musical lines tend to blur when it comes to a jazzy sound. It’s homegrown ‘Choro’ swings easily and both Bossa Nova and Brazilian pop (MPB) trade on a jazzy currency, too. So it’s only natural that Rio has produced generations of talented musicians and you’ll hear many of them on our playlist this week.

We’ll hear from Leo Gandelman’s first US release featuring Torcuato Mariano’s guitar, Gal Costa with a beautiful ballad about the magic of Brazilian song, and Emilio Santiago revives classic from the Great American Songbook.

Homegrown talent? How about Sinatra, Miami’s Atlantico and New York’s Mike Catalano at the piano for ‘Take Me Back To Rio’?

Djavan’s ‘Cigano’ serves up one of the best horn solos to begin a song that I’ve ever heard, while Rosalia de Souza swings a Jazz Samba from her latest album. We’ll go ‘Old School’ with songs from Stan Getz and Luis Bonfa and there’s even a three-song salute to Rio’s legendary jazz group Azymuth.

And of course, more of Rio's Jazzmasters throughout the week during the Midday Show, 9 am - 3 pm daily on our streaming station. Here'es our on-air schedule.

- Scott Adams


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“Brazilian Jazzmasters”

 Hour 1:

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Running<>Eliane Elias/Around The City

Mainstream<>Soulstance/Truth Simplicity & Love 

Sophisticated Samba<>Gerardo Frisina/Hi Note

Welcome to the Brazil Club Lounge                     

Varadero<>Joao Bosco/Joao Bosco

Special Announcement:

My Cheri Amor<>Alexia Bomtempo/Astrolabio


Set 2:

Introduce Our Next Set

Cigano<>Djavan/Puzzle of Hearts

Da Aurora Ate O Luar/Dadi & Marisa Monte/Canta Marisa

If You Never Come To Me<>Frank Sinatra/Sinatra & Jobim

Introduce Next Set                           

Easy Ridin’<>Leo Gandelman/Western World

Dirty Old Bossa Nova<>Visioneers/Dirty Old Hip Hop

My Baby Don’t Love Me<>Julie Dexter /Moon Bossa      


Set 3: Brazilian Minute: Brooklin (Copa Air)

This Week’s Spotlight Song: A Special Tribute to Azymuth!

Bossa Nova USA<>Azymuth/Crazy Rhythm

Te Querendo<>Azymuth/Brazilian Soul 





Hour 2:

Set 1:

Portal da Cor<>Liz Rosa/Liz Rosa

Sun And Rain<>Ricardo Silveira/Small World 

Welcome Back to our Second Hour 

Love Reborn<>Flora Purim/Butterfly Dreams 

Bom Dia<>Roberto Vally/Boom Boom Boom 

Não Me Balança Mais<>Emilio Santiago/De Um Jeito Diferente

Special Announcement:                                     

Desalento<>Anna Ratto/Ao Vivo            

Set 2:

Introduce Brazil Back2Back: Guitarist Toninho Horta

Mountain Flight<>Tom Lellis/Taken To Heart

Liana<>Toninho Horta/Moonstone

Introduce Next Song                                                                     

Take Me Back To Rio<>Mike Catalano/Manhattan Affair

Playful Lovers<>O.Castro-Neves/Yesterday   

Maracatu (Nation of Love)<>Sergio Mendes/Bom Tempo


Set 3:

Sambinha<>Rosalia de Souza/D’Improvissimo

Invictor<>Jorge Vercillo/ Como Diria Blavatsky   

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Next Week:  We’ll spend a few hours with guitarist Torcuato Mariano. And you’re invited to drop us a note on our home page with your favorite 'Leo from Rio' song, too!

Whether it’s your radio, your computer at work or your tablet or smart phone, thanks for tuning in! I really appreciate it, and please tell a friend or two about us.

And don't forget about our weekly broadcasts in Chicago on 90.9 FM WDCB (Sundays at 2 pm Central) 


Featured Station Broadcast dates: 

05/31 3:00 pm CT Wednesday: Streaming debut at Brazil Club

05/31 7:00 pm ET Wednesday: Brasil Radio 93.1 FM + 810 AM

06/02 8:00 pm ET Friday: Jazz City Radio

06/03 11:00 pm ET Saturday: Lite Mix 105 HD2 Indianapolis

06/04 10:00 am ET Sunday: Lite Mix 105 HD2 Indianapolis

06/04 10:00 am ET Sunday: Mix 105

06/04 12:00 pm CT Sunday: Smooth Jazz Expressions

06/04 2:00 pm CT Sunday: WDCB 90.9 FM Chicago

06/04 5:00 pm ET Sunday: Downtown Dayton Radio

06/04 7:00 pm ET Sunday: Brasil Radio 93.1 FM + 810 AM

06/04 8:00 pm ET Sunday: WHJZ New Buffalo

Daily @ 7 am, 3 pm, 6 pm & midnight CT:

View our complete daily broadcast schedule here.