The Legacy and Alchemy of Brazilian Jazz

The Legacy and Alchemy of Brazilian Jazz. A special radio presentation.

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What’s Happening This Week at – December 12-19, 2021

Welcome to this week’s program!

Let’s continue December’s ‘Our Favorite Things’ theme with a unique look back at some of the musical milestones of Brazilian Jazz. It begins with a story and our playlist, right after these important bits of information:

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2016 marked Samba’s 100th anniversary. 2018 celebrated Bossa Nova’s 60th birthday and if you fast forward from either of those events to today, it’s easy to see how our love of Brazilian jazz can be distilled into a single timely phrase: ‘Legacy and Alchemy’.

This week, let’s settle in to explore a handpicked playlist of musical milestones for Brazilian jazz.

Our Brazil Back2Back brings us two versions of a single song and I’ll introduce to you a few favorite tracks from singer Alexandra Jackson’s impressive debut ‘Legacy and Alchemy’ album, too.

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The Legacy And Alchemy of Brazilian Jazz

Hour 1:
Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme
Sexual Healing<>Marvin Gaye & Studio Rio/The Brazil Connection
Sun And Rain<>Ricardo Silveira/Small World
Corcovado<>Sarah Vaughan/Heartbreakers OMPS
Welcome to the Lounge   
Libertar<>Mart’nalia/+ Misturado
Special Announcement

Set 2:
Introduce Our Next Set
Corcovado<>Alexandra Jackson/Legacy And Alchemy
Antigua<>Leo Gandelman/Brazilian Soul
Introduce Next Set                           
Bonita<>Morelenbaum 2 Sakamoto/Casa
Barabare<>Sergio Mendes/Brasileiro
She Walks This Earth<>Sting/A Love Affair

Set 3: This Week’s Spotlight Song:
Brazilica<>Alexandra Jackson/Legacy And Alchemy
O Holy Night<>Nova Bossa Nova/For Christmas
Little Drummer Boy<>Jeff Linsky/Concord Christmas 2

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The Legacy And Alchemy of Brazilian Jazz

Hour 2:
Set 1:
Laziest Gal In Town<>Gal Costa & Bobby McFerrin/Gal

Wish Upon A Canvas<>Steve Barta/Blue River
Welcome To Our Second Hour
The Girl From Ipanema<>Stan Getz/Getz-Gilberto
Rosa Morena<>Yeahwon Shin/Yeahwon
Let Me Say<>Silva/Brasileiro
Special Announcement
O Tannenbaum<>Vinne Zumo/Retro Cool Bossa Nova Christmas

Set 2:
Introduce Next Set: Brazil Back2Back
All One<>Oscar Castro-Neves/All One
All One<>Alexandra Jackson with Al Jarreau/Legacy And Alchemy
Introduce Next Song
Nago Buddah<>Gilberto Gil/Parabolic
Tanto Tempo<>Bebel Gilberto/Tanto Tempo
Wave<>Oscar Peterson /Motions & Emotions

Set 3:
Labirintos<>Alexandra Jackson/Legacy And Alchemy

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Next Week: Our annual December theme, ‘My Favorite Things’ continues with our 25th Anniversary edition of ‘A Brazilian Christmas!

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The Legacy And Alchemy of Brazilian Jazz