The Sunday Jazz Brunch Presents

Nate Najar and Daniela Soledade

Air Date: 8/7/2022

Jazz Samba
For years now I have been listening to Nate Najar keep the spirit of Charlie Byrd alive. You may recall that it was Mr. Byrd along with a fellow named Stan Getz who brought bossa nova to the USA by releasing the seminal recording Jazz Samba in 1962.

To celebrate this 60th anniversary, Mr. Najar has released Jazz Samba Pra Sempre (Jazz Samba Forever), a "re-imagining" of the original release.

The artists on this release have done their best to physically call on the spirits of the original artists. Mr. Najar plays Charlie Byrd's actual guitar, and Herman Burney plays Keter Betts' original bass, used on the 1962 release. Chuck Redd on drums comes from the original Charlie Byrd Trio!

The song E Luxo So written by Ary Barroso features vocalist Daniela Soledade and will air during Brazil/World hour. It completes a triplet starting off with Ms. Soledade from her own new release, Pretty World. In between the two tracks you'll hear from Charlie Byrd himself.

If you love Brazilian jazz as much as I do, you will not want to miss Brazil hour this week!

Shaken, Not Stirred

Connery as Bond
During the first hour we have a tribute to the man who wrote most of the music for the early James Bond movies, John Barry. First up is the new memorial CD from pianist Frank Kimbrough, with an instrumental version of Barry's You Only Live Twice. We hear the song again at the end of the triplet, this time with the lyrics of Leslie Bricusse, as sung by Sarah McKenzie. In between we have an actual tribute song written by Kevin Kaska and performed by his Jazz Orchestra. It has a very convincing "Bond" sound.

I'd love to talk about all the other great songs you'll hear, but space does not permit. However, the next best thing, or maybe a better thing, is available: tune in Sunday 8am ET and hear the great music for yourself. And don't forget about our archives, where shows are available up to two weeks after they air.

Thanks for tuning in, and let's be careful out there.


File:Sean Connery as James Bond (1971, cropped2).jpg" by Rob Mieremet is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Lynne Arriale-The Eyes Have It-06 Elegy 1993
Tierney Sutton\Paris Sessions 2022\August Winds
Marilyn Scott\The Landscape 2022\Summer Night

*** James Bond/John Barry Tribute ***

Frank Kimbrough\Frank Kimbrough 2003-2006 2022\You Only Live Twice
Kevin Kaska Jazz Orch-Shades of Rio-02 Elegy for John Barry 2018
Sarah McKenzie-Secrets Of My Heart-01 You Only Live Twice 2019

Nicole Henry-01 Never Give Your Love Away (2015)

Dmitri Matheny\Cascadia 2022\Dark Eyes
Brad Mehldau-Elegiac Cycle 1999-04 Elegy for William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg
San Gabriel Seven feat Sinne Eeg-Under The Stars 2022-04 Under The Stars (Featuring Sinne Eeg)

HOUR TWO: New For You

WJ3 All Stars\My Ship 2022\My Ship
Tierney Sutton\Paris Sessions 2022\Pure Imagination
Dmitri Matheny\Cascadia 2022\Perfect Peaches
Boris Kozlov-First Things First 2022-03 The More Things Change
Callum Au & Claire Martin-Songs And Stories 2020-06 I Concentrate On You
Andrea Brachfeld\Insight-Evolution 202207 ANDREA BRACHFELD & INSIGHT - Ko Ribon
Aaron Seeber\First Move 2022\Duke Ellington's Sound of Love
Alberto Pibiri Trio\Stardust 2022\Minor Ideas
San Gabriel Seven feat Sinne Eeg-Under The Stars 2022-06 The Festival (Featuring Sinne Eeg)
Rahsaan Barber-Mosaic 2021-06 NaDJe And The Snow

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Antonio Adolfo\Octet and Originals 2022\Heart of Brazil
Ana Caram -The Other Side of Jobim 1992-10 Caminhos Cruzados
Susan Pereira\Tudo Azul\03 Feitio de Oracao
Strunz & Farah-Moods and Visions-05 Green Mists 2014
Sergio Pereira\Finesse 2022\Dreamsville
Daniela Soledade\Pretty World 2022\Down in Brazil
Charlie Byrd-Brazilian Byrd-03 That Look You Wear 1994
Nate N\Jazz Samba Pra Sempre 2022006 Nate Najar - E Luxo So
Neal Miner-The Evening Sound-09 Black Beans 2006
Nilson Matta-Encontros (Meetings)-07 Chega de Saudade (No More Blues) 2000
Opie Bellas-Faces-09 If You Went Away 2004
Oscar Castro-Neves and Paul Winter-Brazilian Days-11 Por Causa de Voce 1998

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Paul Brown - Secret Sauce
Mark Kibble Steve Khan Island Letter
Jazz Funk Soul - Hustle
Marion Meadows-Twice As Nice 2021-03 Pandora
Doc Powell-Doc Powell-05 Cab Ride 2006
Marion Meadows-Soul Traveler-09 Life In The Clouds 2015
Justin Lee Schultz\Gruv Kid 2020\Better Days
Jo Harrop\The Heart Wants 2022\All Too Soon
Najee\Savoir Faire 02 - Najee - Luna (Featuring Mark Harris)
Eddie Gomez-Next Future-03 Dreaming of You 1993
Euge Groove-Groove On-03 Free Time 2017
Fourplay-Energy-07 Look Both Ways (2008)


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