The Warmth of The Brazilian Piano

The Warmth of The Brazilian Piano

Air Date: 01-14-24 through 01-21-24

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Welcome, happy to see you here again.

January’s arrival brings a new theme for both The Sounds of Brazil and

‘The Warmth of Brazil’ is reflected not only in the music you enjoy here on our streaming station, our syncopated program, and our 12 streaming channels but also through the stories we share on our website and our Brazilian Comfort Food Guide.

I think you’ll like what we have planned in the weeks ahead and that you’ll share it with your friends, too. It begins with The Brazilian Piano.

But where to begin? It’s easy to trace a direct path from Jobim to Marcos Ariel’s contemporary sound.

And even though Gregg Karukas is not Brazilian, his take on the spirit of Brazilian warmth on ‘Rio Drive’ resonates with the feeling we all share when thoughts of a sunny day in Copacabana linger.

More? In the 70s, pianist Antonio Adolfo spurred a generational shift away from Bossa to redefine the piano’s role in Brazil by plugging into jazz, Brazilian pop and funk. Back then, his piano was electric but for this show, we pair him with his Brazilian Grand to kindle the warmth of Brazilian jazz.

Cesar Camargo Mariano’s mastery of those 88’s completely reinvents ‘Send One Your Love’ so completely that it has brought tears to Stevie Wonder’s eyes. See and listen below.

Two Luiz’s for the Brazilian piano

Luiz Avellar cut his teeth with Milton Nascimento’s band before transforming Ivan Lins’  ‘Meu Pais’ for us this week, and Luiz Eça, whose 1964 ‘Tristeza De Nos Dois’ was recovered from the Master’s vault at Polygram Brasil.

You’ll hear them both on Friday’s Brazil Back2Back segment at 11 am, 2 pm and 5 pm Central, right here on our streaming station.

And of course, Jobim… and his home studio piano, featured in a rare recording this week.

Ask anyone or all of these about Antonio Carlos Jobim and they’ll remind you of the true value of music: that creative commodity that is lost in the endless avalanche of mp3 downloads all too often these days.

You’ll find it again here, with the Brazilian piano.

But first, let’s catch up with a few timely tips for the week ahead:

Keep Your Resolution: To listen to The Sunday Brazilian Brunch. It’s perfect for smoothing out the bumps of a busy week. Three full hours every Sunday beginning at 5 am Central, and then again at 9 am, 2 pm and 8 pm. No app is needed when you click the ‘play’ arrow at the bottom of every page at

This Sunday, It’s three hours of Brazilian Guitars and Saxes, and you are invited to listen live!

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Here they are! The year’s best Brazilian songs! The best Brazilian concerts, stories, and events from 2023. Our annual Best of Brazilian Music Showcase is waiting for you right now!

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Happy Listening,
Scott Adams

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The Warmth of the Brazilian Piano

Hour 1:
Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme
Rio Sway<>Brian Simpson & Maysa/Out Of A DreamMariana<>Torcuato Mariano/Diary
Quando A Gente Ama<>Água Na Boca/Apaixonado (not available)
Welcome to the Lounge            
Bahia Dawn<>Bernward Koch/Laguna de la Vera
Special Announcement

Set 2:
Introduce Our Next Set
Nadia<>Antonio Adolfo/Antonio AdolfoUnder The Sun<>Michael Franks/Rendezvous In RioIntroduce Next Song                       
Libertar<>Mart’nalia/+ MisturadoVoltar à Bahia<>Gilsons/Voltar à BahiaLong Time Coming<>Bill Cunliffe/Bill In Brazil

This Week’s Spotlight Song
Luisa<>TK Blue/Thank You Tom Jobim
Uala Ualalá<>Clara Moreno/Miss Balanco
Carry Me With the Wind<>Hiroko Kokubu/Pure Heart

The Warmth of the Brazilian Piano

Hour 2:
Set 1:
Double Rainbow<>Stan Getz/Best of Two WorldsWelcome to our 2nd Hour
Estrada Do Sol<>Tom Jobim/ComposerMercador de Siri<> Dori Caymmi/Brasilian SerenataWave<>Oscar Peterson/Motions & EmotionsSpecial Announcement

Wish Upon A Canvas<>Steve Barta/Blue River

Set 2:
Introduce Our Next Set
Language & Love<>Kerry Linder/Sail Away With MeCalm<>Marcos Ariel/Magic EyesIntroduce Next Song
Nos Dois<>Milton Nascimento/A Barca Dos AmantesTender Storm<>John Klemmer/BraziliaRio Drive<>Gregg Karukas/Soul Secrets

Set 3:
To Say Goodbye<>Kevyn Lettau/Kevyn LettauValsa de Uma Cidade<>Azymuth/Carioca

Next Week: Our ‘Warmth of Brazil’ theme on the radio and our homepage continues with two hours of our annual ‘Antonio Carlos Jobim Birthday Celebration’. I hope you’ll enjoy the program this week, too, and please – tell a few friends about us! It’s always great to share the music.

Whether it’s your radio, your computer at work, or your tablet or smartphone, thanks for tuning in! I really appreciate it, and please tell a friend or two about us.

And don’t forget about our weekly broadcasts in Chicago: Sundays at 2:00 pm Central on 90.9 FM WDCB and

View our complete daily broadcast schedule here.

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