The Best of Ricardo Silveira

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The Best of Ricardo Silveira

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Brazil is most definitely the land of Samba and Sun, but narrowing the focus one of Rio de Janeiro’s top guitarists adds more layers to the musical mix.

And if a jazzy style stirs your soul, you’ll feel right at home with this week’s show as we dive deep into our month-long theme, ‘BossaNovaville’.

But first, let me start off with a few musical notes of my own:

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My Producer’s Notes

When drawing up a short list of our favorite Brazilian jazz musicians, guitarist Ricardo Silveira is always one of our first entries. He’s earned a reputation as one of Rio’s most admired and respected international musicians.

Born in Rio, Ricardo grew up listening to Bossa Nova, Samba and the insistent rhythms of Carnival. He’s a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied alongside jazz greats Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell.

Silveira has played guitar on hundreds of recordings over his 36-year career and has recorded with such notables as Milton Nascimento, Vanessa Williams, Gilberto Gil, Diana Ross, Moacir Santos, Gal Costa, Ivan Lins, João Bosco, Greg Karukas, Luis Avellar, Chico Buarque and Don Grusin, just to name a handful of the talented artists who appreciate Ricardo’s playing.

These days, Silveira’s interests have branched out to include several acoustic trio and duet recordings as well as taking on the role of producer for the likes of the late Emilio Santiago and newcomer vocalist Liz Rosa. And always with his signature style that has come to define Brazilian jazz over the years.    

This week’s playlist includes songs from the jazzy side of the Brazilian music spectrum – all in keeping with our ‘Brazilian Jazzmasters’ theme this month.

Flora Purim serves up some classic Bossa Jazz with Joe Henderson’s sax. Cesar Camargo Mariano reinvents Stevie Wonder’s ‘Send One Your Love’ while Italy’s Caibedo Island dips into the next gen stream for their ‘Sensual Bossa’.  

Plus Vanessa Williams, Marisa Monte from her latest album and Marcela Mangabeira’s drift away anthem ‘Voo Sobre O Horizonte’ (Fly Above The Horizon).

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I hope you’ll enjoy the show.

Scott Adams

The Best of Ricardo Silveira

Hour 1:
Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Small World<>Ricardo Silveira/Small World
Sensual Bossa<>Caibedo Island/Caibedo Tale
Mas Que Nada<>Tamba Trio/Serie Aplauso
Welcome to the Lounge
Ainda Bem<>Marisa Monte/O Que Você Quer Saber…

Set 2: Introduce Our Next Set
Francesa<>Ricardo Silveira/Storyteller
Bird of Paradise<>Djavan/Bird of Paradise
Introduce Next Song
August Day Song<>Bebel Gilberto/Tanto Tempo
Voo Sobre O Horizonte<>Marcela Mangabeira/Simples
Pepe<>Ricardo Silveira/Small World

Set 3: This Week’s Spotlight Song:
Somos Todos Iguias Neste Noite<>Alexandra Jackson/Legacy
Felicia & Bianca<>Oscar.Castro-Neves/Yesterday
Amazon<>Michael Franks/Passion Fruit

The Best of Ricardo Silveira

Hour 2:
Set 1:

Only The Moon And The Stars<>Minas/Blue Azul
Take 7<> Toco/Instalação do Samba
Welcome To Our Second Hour
Love Reborn<>Flora Purim/Butterfly Dreams
Viver Em Paz<>Ricardo Silveira/Outro Rio
Eu E A Brisa<>Johnny Alf/Eu E A Brisa

Set 2: Introduce Next Set
Estação<>Patricia Talem/Sorte
Só De Você<>Patricia Talem/Patricia Talem
Introduce Next Song
Green Eyes<>Marcos Ariel/My Only Passion
Guarapiranga<>Toco/Outro Lugar
Rio<>Café Jam/Moio

Set 3: Introduce Final Set
Não Me Balança Mais<>Emilio Santiago/De Um Jeito Diferente
Bom Dia<>Roberto Vally/Boom Boom Boom

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Next Week: Our next stop in BossaNovaville brings you the real story behind Bossa Nova’s very first song, ‘Chega de Saudade’! Don;t miss this show!!

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The Best of Ricardo Silveira