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Welcome to this week’s program!

Let’s kick off December’s ‘Our Favorite Things’ theme with a unique look back at some of the musicial milestones of Brazilian Jazz. It begins with a story and our playlist, right after these important bits of information: is partnering with to give $30,000 to great charities during our Season of Sharing. That’s a thousand dollars every day! Click the Listen Live tab at the top of any page at to listen to your favorite Brazilian channels, like BossaNovaville, Brazilian Jazz or our Brazilian Christmas channel. Pick your favorite charity and we’ll select one listener charity every weekday for a $1,000 donation.

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Thanksgiving Day marked the beginning of our sixth year for The Sounds of Brazil’s ‘live’ streaming station, and I am thankful. Read my message here.

Don’t miss ‘New Music Wednesdays’ on Brazil Back2Back, when I’ll feature a pair of songs from our streamong station’s New Music playlist! Catch Brazil Back2Back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 am, 2 pm and 5 pm Central on the PLAY buttons above.

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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.

Happy Listening,
Scott Adams

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
Long Time Coming<>Bill Cunliffe/Bill In Brazil

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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

The Legacy And Alchemy of Brazilian Jazz