The Best Of Marcos Ariel


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Any trip to Rio has to include 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 this week.

It’s always fun with Marcos and his music, especially when he has a new album to enjoy. You’ll hear a song from his upcoming album in our Spotlight segment at the end of our second hour. You’re sure to enjoy ‘Copacabana Lush Night’!

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.

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

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

Happy Listening,

Scott Adams, Program Host

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This Week’s Playlist

Hour 1: The Best of Marcos Ariel

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 Lounge
Dama Sophisticada <>Gal Costa/Gal De Tantos Amores
Special Announcement
No Tabuleiro da Baiana<>Joao Bosco-Daniela Mercury/ Da Licenca

Set 2:
Introduce Our Next Set

Green Eyes<>Marcos Ariel/My Only Passion
Heartbreak<>John Klemmer/Brazilia
Introduce Next Set
If I Fell<>Nando Lauria/Points Of View
Fly To Sardinia<>Roberto Tola/Kon Tiki (CB Edit)
Bossa Nova No Cafe<>Mayumi Kaneyuki/Mayumi Kaneyuki

Set 3: Introduce This Week’s ‘New Music’ Spotlight Song
Copacabana Lush Night<>Marcos Ariel/This Is Bossa Nova
Let’s Get Together<>Brazilian Love Affair/Natura Humana
Saudade<>Thievery Corporation/Saudade

Hour 2: The Best of Marcos Ariel

Set 1:
Assuntos Banais<>Toco/Outro Lugar
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
At The Brazilian Café<> Giacomo Bondi/ Bossa do Mar Chill

Set 2:
Introduce Next Set

Out of Time<>Deodato/Summer Samba
Parabens<>Marcos Valle/Gilles Peterson In Brazil
Introduce Next Song
Don Azimuth<>Marcos Ariel/4 Friends
Anchorless<>De’Phazz/Dinner Party
Last Look<>Torcuato Mariano/Last Look

Set 3:
Big Sur Cruise<>Marcos Ariel/Wave Hunter

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“The Best of Marcos Ariel”

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The Connect Brazil Video of the Week:

Oba! Here’s the title song from Marcos Ariel’s new album, Missing Ipanema. Enjoy!