Jazz Samba’s Musical Milestone

Air Date: 04-21-24 through 04-28-24

On-Demand: 12-21-24 through 05-05-24

‘Jazz Samba’s Musical Milestone’ was originally broadcast on February 13th, 2022 to officially mark the 60th anniversary of Jazz Samba’s recording. This show is produced for your listening pleasure by Connect Brazil. Live365.com is the official streaming radio partner for The Sounds of Brazil!

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Stan Getz recorded five Bossa Nova albums in two years. First up was Jazz Samba with guitarist Charlie Byrd. It was recorded at The All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington DC on the afternoon of February 13, 1962.

Byrd had returned from Rio de Janeiro as part of a goodwill concert tour of Latin America with Brazil’s new sound percolating in his head.

Relocated to the US only recently after years of living in Europe, Getz was invited into the project but had little understanding of the music he was about to record.

Byrd had turned him on to the Bossa sound with a record by Joao Gilberto a few weeks prior. “I immediately fell in love with it… Charlie had been trying to sell a record of it with I don’t know how many companies, but none of ‘em wanted it. What they needed was the voice – the horn.”

And timing. The quick success of Jazz Samba ignited the Bossa Nova craze in the US and in 13 months, Getz went on to record four more Bossa Nova albums, cementing his status as Bossa Nova’s American icon.

If Jazz Samba is not in your collection, it should be. It turns 60 today,

Happy Listening,
Scott Adams

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Jazz Samba’s Musical Milestone

Hour One: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme
Set One:

Turquesa<>Felice Del Gaudio, Pietro Beltrani/Pastello Project
Tape Loop<>Ituana/The Remixes
É Luxo Só<>Joao Gilberto/Chega de Saudade
Welcome to the Listening Lounge
O Pato<>Charlie Byrd/Latin Impressions

Set 2: “And welcome back to The Sounds of Brazil!”

Desafinado<>Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd/Jazz Samba
What Is Love<>Diane Schuur/Midnight
Introduce Next Set
Clara Moreno<>Uala Ualalá/Miss Balanço
A Night In Rio<>Fourplay/ Let’s Touch the Sky
Paz A Paz Ver Bossa<>Michel Boudax/Paz A Paz Ver Bossa

Set 3: Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song

Samba Triste<><>Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd/Jazz Samba
Your Smiling Face<>John Pizzarelli/Bossa Nova
Last Train Home<>Marcos Ariel/Magic Eyes

Hour Two: Jazz Samba’s Musical Milestone

Set One:

Summer Breeze Bossa<>Pedro Santos/Arpoador Sunset
O Pato<>Karrin Allyson/From Paris to Rio
Welcome Back To Our Second Hour
Tristeza De Nos Dois<>Sergio Mendes/Dance Moderno
O Barquinho<>Maysa/Barquinho
Inquietação<>Laurindo Almeida & Bud Shank/Braziliance

Set 2:

Introduce Our Next Set
Samba de Uma Nota So<>Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd/Jazz Samba
Oh Telephone<>Laura Fygi<>The Lady Wants To Know
Introduce Next Set
Bom Mesmo É Estar Debaixo D’água<>Luedji Luna/Bom Mesmo
Boss-A-Nova<>Geneve 5/Subtly
Fire & Ice<>Clarisse Sisters with Basia/Fire & Ice
Backsell – Promo Picture of the Day

Set 3: Introduce Final Set – Brazil Back2Back; Bahia

Oh Bahia<>Dionne Warwick/Aquarela do Brasil
Baia<>Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd/Jazz Samba
Closing Theme

Jazz Samba’s Musical Milestone

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Jazz Samba’s Musical Milestone

Wednesday, October 17, 1962: Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd play ‘Desafinado’ on NBC’s The Perry Como Show. Remember Don Adams (Maxwell Smart)? He did a hilarious comedy routine as a Bossa Nova teacher during this show.