Sinatra and Jobim: Connect Brazil This Week

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What’s Happening at January 30 – February 6, 2022

On this day in 1967

On this day January 30th, 1967, recording for the legendary meeting of Francis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim began at United Western Recorders, in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

The session was the result of a phone call placed by Sinatra (who was vacationing in Barbados), to Antonio Carlos Jobim’s home in Rio de Janeiro a few weeks earlier. Jobim caught the next flight to America, only to find himself waiting for Sinatra to return from his island holiday.

Claus Ogerman was brought in by producer Sonny Burke to reunite with the six Jobim songs on the 28-minute album. And yes, it is true: Sinatra said he had never sung so quietly as he did during this recording. 

Francis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim was nominated for Album of the Year at the 1968 Grammy Awards but was edged out by the Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Listen Live This Friday

Plan to join me for Brazil Back2Back this Friday when I’ll play two in a row from this legendary pairing of musical titans on our live streaming station (02/04). Top of the hour, at 11 am, 2 pm, and 5 pm CT for two in a row.

Use the Connect Brazil Listening Lounge: Always free, always live.

Scott Adams, Midday Host

The Sounds of Brazil at Connect Brazil

The Brazilian Minute: Antonio Carlos Jobim

Brazil's national dish is a black bean and meat stew called feijoada. The Brazilian Minute. (Photo: © Gustavo Mello |
Brazil’s national dish is a black bean and meat stew called feijoada. The Brazilian Minute.
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Brazilian jazz pianist Marcos Ariel
From February 2, 2020: Happy birthday wishes to Brazilian jazz pianist Marcos Ariel who celebrates this week. Parabens! (Publicity Photo)

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This Week’s Spotlight Song: Sinatra & Jobim | The Girl From Ipanema

Captured live on American TV, 1967. Sinatra & Jobim are featured on The Sunday Brazilian Brunch. Listen to our live streaming station at 5 am, 9 am, 2 pm, and 8 pm Central time.

Listen for this song on our streaming channels, including Bossa Nova Love Affair, Brazilian Jazz, and The Sunday Brazilian Brunch.


Celebrating Stan Getz’s birthday on The Sounds of Brazil weekly show.

Some say the warmth of Brazilian jazz began with Stan Getz’s tenor sax. We won’t disagree, because Bossa Nova’s story is filled with unlikely heroes. Our weekly show celebrates Getz’s birthday by looking back at those fantastic, music years that shaped America’s Bossa Nova sensibilities!

You can listen 4 X daily and on-demand through February 13th. The playlist and Producer’s Notes are here.

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Tune in weekdays for The Midday Show with Scott Adams and relax every evening with our jazzy Quiet Nights program. Saturdays are reserved for Bossa Nova Breeze – all day, all night – and there’s always a place at the table waiting for you with The Sunday Brazilian Brunch!

The right song at the right time can make your spirits soar. Explore our newest video list, The Best of Brazilian Music ’21 Showcase. Then tune in for a trio of tunes that fit the bill. Listen for them on our streaming station this week:

  • ‘Let Your Love Rise’ – Fabiana Passoni
  • ‘Samba Jiji’ – Brasuka (Instrumental)
  • ‘Maria Maria’ – Vitor Kley

Listen for these songs on our always-live streaming station, and click here for all 12 of our streaming music channels.

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Brazil Back2Back

Always two-of-a-kind and always two in a row when you listen at the top of the hour, at 11 am, 2 pm, and 5 pm (US Central) Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

Here’s this week’s lineup:

  • Monday, January 31 – Kell Smith
  • Wednesday, February 2 – Marcos Ariel’s birthday (3rd)
  • Friday, February 4 – Saluting Sinatra & Jobim

Next week on Brazil Back2Back:

  • Monday, February 7 – Guitarist Ed Johnson
  • Wednesday, February 9 – New Music: Brasuka & Vitor Kley
  • Friday, February 11 – Happy birthday Sergio Mendes

Visit the Listening Lounge to listen live, for real-time playlists, or to request your favorite song, style, or musician.

New Music Spotlight: Roberto Tola | Fly To Sardinia

Like so many of us, Italy’s Roberto Tola knows how to find a little bit of Brazil everywhere he looks. His new album surprises Bossa Nova fans with this breezy guitar melody. Enjoy!

Listen and vote for this song on our New Music: Brazil streaming channel.

Sinatra and Jobim: Connect Brazil This Week

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