The Warmth of The Brazilian Guitar


Air Date: 01-17-21 through 01-23-21

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Hello again, and welcome!

Our Winter Storystream The Warmth of Brazil wouldn’t be complete without a look at the Brazilian guitar. So, let’s spend a few hours together exploring the styles and sounds of the instrument that truly personifies the music of Brazil.

Our show spotlights great guitarist from all over the musical map: Ricardo Silveira, Torcuato Mariano, Gabriel Martins, Toninho Horta, Rosa Passos and Silva. Plus, I’ll bring you a birthday salute for Lee Ritenour, too.

The Brazilian guitar is synonymous with João Gilberto, who set the bar so high that his style remains a standard of excellence. It’s one by which all others – on both sides of the equator – are compared. We’ll hear one of his best. Get my video list of the Top 10 Songs of 2020.

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The Warmth of the Brazilian Guitar

Hour 1:
Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme
Wake Up<>Torcuato Mariano/Lift Me UpSina<>Gilberto Gil/ParabolicQuiet Nights (Of Quiet Stars)<>Sarah Vaughan/Heartbreakers
Welcome to the Lounge            
Baleia Azul<>Victor Biglione/Baleia AzulSpecial Announcement

Set 2:
Introduce Our Next Set
Language & Love<>Kerry Linder/Sail Away With MeColor of the Watercolor<>Ronaldo Folegatti/Sounds of WatercolorsIntroduce Next Song                       
Mal De Mim<>Djavan/Puzzle of HeartsBonita<>Fernanda Takai & Marcos Valle/ O Tom Da TakaiDancing With Angels<>Magrus Rainforest Band/Between Dreams (Not Available)

Set 3: This Week’s Spotlight Song
Let Me Say<>Silva/BrasileiroPais Tropical<>Ricardo Silveira/Noite ClaraWhat Is Love<>Diane Schuur/MidnightStand Up Paddle Girl<>Gabriel Martins/Mergulho

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The Warmth of the Brazilian Guitar

Hour 2:
Set 1:
San Juan Sunset<>Lee Ritenour/RioWelcome to our 2nd Hour
All Around<>Bebel Gilberto/Bebel GilbertoSaudade<>Thievery Corporation/SaudadeTriste<>Joao Gilberto/Amoroso  ReviewSpecial Announcement

Set 2:
Introduce Our Next Set
Alguem Me Disse<>Gal Costa/Novela HitsTake Me Back To Rio<>Mike Catalano/A Manhattan AffairIntroduce Next Song
Cabana<>Adam Dunning/Glass Bottom BoatCaso Serio<>Rita Lee/The Greatest HitsMountain Flight<>Toninho Horta/Diamond Land

Set 3:
Dunas<>Rosa Passos/FestaFlute, Accordion & Viola<>Dori Caymmi/If EverSincopado-Edge Of The Night<>Paulo Ramos/Futuro

Next Week: Our ‘Warmth of Brazil StoryStream continues with our annual birthday celebration for Antonio Carlos Jobim. It’s an all-Jobim show you won’t want to miss. 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.

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The Warmth of the Brazilian Guitar on The Sounds of Brazil