The Brazilian Side of Lee Ritenour


‘The Brazilian Side of Lee Ritenour’ airs daily on our streaming station from 05-15-19 through 05-21-19 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 90.9 FM WDCB and streaming live at  Click here for a complete list of our affiliate stations

The promise of May!

This month’s ‘Crossing Borders’ theme shines a spotlight on musicians who make it a point to stretch our personal boundaries from the familiar touchstones of American jazz and pop to the spectrum of Brazilian Jazz and the Bossa sound. So we’ll let the following short notes have their say… as we get this week’s show underway.

Brazil Back2Back: Our Hump Day B2B serves up two chart risiers from our New Music Playlist! Listen at the top of the hour at 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm Central every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

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This week’s show:


Hour 1:

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

New York/Brazil<>Lee Ritenour/Festival

Amor de Muito<>Chico Science/Brasil2 Mil

Baia<>Walter Wanderley/Next Stop Wonderland Soundtrack

Welcome to The Lounge             

Lovin’ You<>Fabiana Passoni/Lovin’ You

Special Announcement

Bitcoin Samba<> Roy Stephansen/Single

Set 2:

Introduce Next Set

Perfect Love<>Yutaka/Another Sun

Tema de La Onde<>Nicola Conte/Café Roma Vol. 2

Don Azimuth<>Marcos Ariel/4 Friends      

Introduce Next Song

Asa<>Lee Ritenour & Djavan/World of Brazil

Circle<>Soulstance/Truth, Simplicity & Love

Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing<>Sergio Mendes/Vintage 74

Set 3Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song

Triste<>Elis Regina/Personalidade

Estrada Branca<>Til Bronner/That Summer

A Cada Canto<>Alexia Bomtempo/Chasing Storms and Stars 


Set 1:

Waters Edge<>Lee Ritenour/Smoke n’ Mirrors

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Faceira<>Gal Costa/Aquarela Do Brasil

Amo<>Chiquinho Do Acordeon/Brazilian Nights     

Everybody’s Beautiful (In Brazil)<>Bob Baldwin/Brazil Chill

Special Announcement

Waiting In Vain<>Jody Watley/Single

Set 2:

Introduce Brazil Back2Back: Marisa Monte

Maria De Verdade<>Marisa Monte/Rose & Charcoal

Speak Low<>Marisa Monte/Marisa Monte

Introduce Next Song

Dindi<>El DeBarge & Art Porter/ World of Brazil

Doin’ Time In St. Tropez<>Camiel/On A Day Like This

Noites Do Sertão<>M. Nascimento/Encontros

Sonho do Brasil<>Slowdown/Retrospectives

Set 3:

Latin Lovers<>Lee Ritenour/World of Brazil

Assuntos Banais<>Toco/Outro Lugar

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Next Week: The long Memorial Day weeekend and the unofficial start to summer needs a great soundtrack, so we’ll turn to ‘The Best of Sergio Mendes’! I hope you’ll enjoy the show and please – tell a few friends about us! It’s always great to share the music.

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