Crossing Borders With Torcuato Mariano

It’s The Best Of Torcuato Mariano This Week, With A Two-Hour Special That Is Sure To Please.

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It’s been a while since we’ve featured Torcuato Mariano’s music here; far too long, to be honest. But part of the reason for this oversight is that Mariano is one of the very few guitarists we play daily on our streaming station here at

So I’ve found a way to make amends.

I’ll feature a track from Torcuato Mariano’s latest album Escola Brasileira in this week’s show. Listen for ‘Black Paw’ in our second hour. It’s a Brazilian Jazz instrumental I’m sure you’ll enjoy.

New to his music? Well then, you’re in for a real treat with this Brazilian Jazzmaster.

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This week’s show:


Hour 1:

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

A Train To Uberaba<>Torcuato Mariano/Paradise Station

Se<>Djavan/Coisa De Escender

Use Your Head<>Money Mark/Redhot +Rio

Welcome to the Connect Brazil Listening Lounge                     

Hidden Waters<>Sergio Mendes/Magic

Special Announcement

Set 2:

Introduce Our Next Set

Destino<>Marcela Biasi/Marcela Biasi

Now That The Summers Here<>Michael Franks/Time Together

Introduce Next Set                           

A Ilha<>Leo Gandelman/Leo

Some Enchanted Place<>Eliane Elias/Made In Brazil

Ocean Way<>Torcuato Mariano/Last Look

Special Announcement

Set 3: Brazilian Minute: Brazilian Hospitality

Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song    

Triste<>Zoe Scott & Daniel Jobim/Shades of Love                              

Send One Your Love<>Cesar Camargo Mariano/Mitos

Sobre O Mar<>Jane Duboc/Partituras   


Hour 2: 

Set 1:

Wave<>Joao Gilberto/Amoroso

Welcome To Our Second Hour

The Black Paw (A Pata de Preta)<>Torcuato Mariano/Escola Brasileira

Cabriolet Causeway<>Milton Ranck/Layin Out

Happiness<>De Phazz/Dinner Party

Special Announcement

Un Beijo Na Boca<>Latin Vibe/Latin Vibe

Set 2:

Introduce Brazil Back2Back: Deodato

Carly & Carole<>Deodato/Prelude

Border Line<>Deodato/The Crossing

Introduce Next Song                                                                     

Nuvens<>Flavio Venturini/Noites Com Sol

Bicycle Ride<>Paulinho Garcia/Jazzmineiro

I Can’t Help It<>Torcuato Mariano/Paradise Station

Special Announcement

Set 3:

Mariana<>Torcuato Mariano/Diary

It’s Raining At Buriti Farm<>Dori Caymmi/Kicking Cans

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Next Week: 

We’ll celebrate Bebel Gilberto’s birthday, which falls on Mother’s Day this year, here and in Brazil! I hope you’ll enjoy the show and please – tell a few friends about us! It’s always great to share the music.

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