The Best of Marcos Ariel

Program #1419 – ‘The Best of Marcos Ariel’

‘The Best of Marcos Ariel’ airs daily from 08-07-19 through 08-16-19 Monday-Friday at 7 am, 3 pm, 6 pm and midnight Central Time (US). Weekends, too.

On The Radio: Listen to The Sounds of Brazil every Sunday, 2-4 pm on Chicago’s 909. FM WDCB, and Sundays at 7 pm. Click here for a complete list of our affiliate stations.

Any trip to Rio has to include a 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 new ‘Soul Carioca’ EP in our Spotlight segment at the end of our first hour.

Can’t wait? Order it here!

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 has picked up a new fan base – and a new hobby. It turns out that he’s a 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

  • This week’s featured album on The Sounds of Brazil’s banner is Soul Carioca by Marcos Ariel. Learn more here.

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Sunday’s Brazilian Brunch will serve up long sets of summery sambas – the perfect musical backdrop for whatever you have going on this weekend! Only on Sundays at 5 am, 9 am, 2 pm and 11 pm Central time and only on The Sounds of Brazil’s streaming station from the player. 

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“The Best of Marcos Ariel”

Hour 1:
Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme
Make This City Ours<>Marcos Ariel/Hand DanceSan Juan Sunset<>Deodato/Love IslandOne Note Samba<>Nico Gomez/Lambada Dance MusicWelcome to the Lounge            
Dama Sophisticada <>Gal Costa/Gal De Tantos Amores
Special Announcement
Meu Bem Querer<>Will Downing/Euphoria

Set 2:
Introduce Our Next Set
Green Eyes<>Marcos Ariel/My Only PassionHeartbreak<>John Klemmer/BraziliaIntroduce Next Set                           
If I Fell<>Nando Lauria/Points Of ViewPlanador<><Gabriel Martins/MergulhoBossa Nova No Cafe<>Mayumi Kaneyuki/Mayumi Kaneyuki

Set 3: This Week’s Spotlight Song
Pra Saber Se Ela É Carioca<>Marcos Ariel/Soul Carioca NEW!
Going Outside<>Camiel/On A Day Like This
Hidden Waters<>Sergio Mendes/Magic

Hour 2:
Set 1:
Assuntos Banais<>Toco/Outro LugarCalm<>Marcos Ariel/Magic EyesWelcome To Our Second Hour
E Vem O Sol<>Wanda Sa/VagamenteLeblon<>Adam Dunning/Sunset MonkeysFeito Pra Voce<>Celso Fonseca & Jussara Silveira/JuventudeSpecial Announcement
Spirits Of The Forest<>Leo Gandelman/Visions

Set 2:
Introduce Next Set
Out of Time<>Deodato/Summer SambaParabens<>Marcos Valle/Gilles Peterson In BrazilIntroduce Next Song
Don Azimuth<>Marcos Ariel/4 FriendsAnchorless<>De’Phazz/Dinner Party
Last Look<>Torcuato Mariano/Last Look

Set 3:
Amanhã<>Slowdown/RetrospectivesAndaluzia<>Roberto Vally/Pure Lines

“The Best of Marcos Ariel”

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Next Week: August’ ‘Bossa Rio’ radio theme continues with two hours of ‘The Best of Emilio Santiago’! Please plan to join me for another exciting show.

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