The Sunday Jazz Brunch Presents

Maria Bethânia

Air Date: 10/2/2022

During the past several months I have been exploring the music of this popular Brazilian singer during Brazil/World hour. This week we will hear a very catchy original work from the artist, a song called Infinito Desejo (Infinite Desire).

Ms. Bethânia is one of the top-selling musical artists in Brazil, releasing fifty albums since 1964 and ranked in 2012 as the fifth most popular Brazilian musical artist.

Often when I am listening to Brazilian jazz, I wonder - how does someone come up with songs that have such amazing melody, harmony, and rhythm? I wonder if there is something special in the water down in Brazil (another great song you'll hear toward the end of Brazil/World hour).  When I first heard Infinito Desejo I was delighted by all the interesting turns, the use of repetition, the simple arrangement with guitar trio and voice, everything that makes for such great Brazilian jazz. This is why I devote an hour to it every week.

Other Tasty Treats

A few weeks ago I heard a fine piano trio and inquired as to who was playing. It was Jerry Kalaf's trio, with Mr. Kalaf on drums. His work on vibes with Susan Krebs is familiar to me. Since I didn't know that Mr. Kalaf played drums as well, I was a bit surprised. I contacted him and he sent me one of his trio recordings, Welcome to Earth, featuring pianist Leonard Thompson and bassist Ryan McGillicuddy. We'll hear a couple of tracks from this fine release.

There is a lot of great new jazz, and it is sprinkled throughout the four hours of the Sunday Jazz Brunch. Tune in at 9am ET for the newest of the new, with songs having their premiere on the show. 

Don't forget that you can listen for up to two weeks after the show initially airs, from the WICN archives



 Photo by Sebástian Freire from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons


HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Alan Broadbent-Developing Story-09 Children of Lima 2017
Brazilian Trio-Constelação-04 O Cantador 2012
Karin & Mike Kelleher-08 Moonlight (2015)
Al Jarreau with Metropole Orchestra-Live-10 After All 2012
Sam Hirsh-Quite Frankly - Inroducing Sam Hirsh-05 Reminiscing-2020
George Kahn Quartet-DreamCatcher-10 EVA-
Jerry Kalaf\Welcome to Earth 201404 See You Next Year
Susan Krebs With Mixed Remotions-Daybreak 2021-02 Daybreak
Frank Kimbrough\Frank Kimbrough 2003-2006 2022\Beginning 2
Dmitri Matheny\Cascadia 2022\\Cascadia
Craig Davis\Tone Paintings  2022\Dodo's Lament
Diego Figueiredo\Follow the Signs 2022007 Diego Figueiredo - Our Friends

HOUR TWO: New For You

Bruce Barth-Dedication 2022-06 Golden Glow
Steve Turre\Generations 2022\Sweet Dreams
Marcello Carelli - The Era 2022-03 Just Sit Tight
Ronnie Foster\Reboot 2022\J's Dream
Tom Harrell-Oak Tree 2022-07 Improv
Nancy Kelly\Jazz Woman_ The Reel To Real Sessons\Move Over
Tim Fitzgerald\Full House 2022\Far Wes
San Gabriel Seven feat Sinne Eeg-Under The Stars 2022-06 The Festival (Featuring Sinne Eeg)
Bill O'Connell-A Change Is Gonna Come 2022-08 A Prayer for Us
Lynne Arriale Trio\The Lights Are Always On 2022\Honor

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Jerry Kalaf\Welcome to Earth 05 Siyaya Samba
Tierney Sutton\Paris Sessions 2 2022\Doralice
Antonio Adolfo\Jobim Forever 2021\Estrada Do Sol
Daniela Soledade\Pretty World 004 Beijo No Arpoador (featuring Randy Brecker)
Toninho Horta-To Jobim with Love-05 Cristiana
Maria Bethânia-A Interprete 2000-02 Infinito Desejo
Nate N\Jazz Samba Pra Sempre \007 Nate Najar - Na Baixa do Sapateiro
João Donato-Coisas Tao Simples 1995-06 Gaiolas Abertas
Diego Figueiredo\Broken Bossa
Vanderlei Pereira\Vision for Rhythm\ 04 - Mercado Modelo
Daniela Soledade\Pretty World 2022\Down In Brazil
Dan Costa\Skyness06 Sete Enredos ft. Romero Lubambo

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Chris Standring\Simple Things 2022\Shadow of Doubt
Brian Simpson\All That Matters 2021\What I'm Waiting For
Norman Brown\Let's Get Away 2022\Back at Ya
Chris Standring-Sunlight-09 Do Not ADJust Your Set 2018
Gato Barbieri-Passion and Fire 1994-07 Ruby
Charles Goold\Rhythm In Contrast 2022\Patti's Mood
Yolanda Flores\Sheer Bliss 2022\Take It Away
Bill Banfield's Jazz Urbane 2\Hey Holla\(Quiet Storm) Questin (featuring Donald Harrison)
Chris Standring\Simple Things 2022\Change the World
Charles Langford-Powerless 2021-05 Feel The Light
Norman Brown\Let's Get Away 2022\ - Late Night Drive
Marion Meadows-Twice As Nice 2021-07 I Can't Make You Love Me


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