Musician's Corner: Antonio Adolfo Celebrates 65 Years of Bossa Nova

Air Date: 7/2/2023 on 90.5 WICN 8am-12pm ET


And it is not just the moment when Bossa Nova took the jazz and popular music worlds by storm in the early 1960s. It is also, in this case, two important composers who flourished during the exciting time when bossa nova was being discovered: Carlos Lyra and Roberto Menescal. 

On his new CD Bossa 65, Mr. Adolfo gives five songs to each composer. And the songs were not only written by these two, but also by the likes of Ronaldo Boscoli, Vinicius de Moraes, and Chico Buarque, all of whom collaborated with Mr. Lyra and Mr. Menescal in some form or other. 

On the next edition of Musician's Corner, we'll chat with Antonio Adolfo about two songs on the new CD.  You'll learn how the ensemble comprises an octet, with the instruments given. On the first track, Coisa Mais Linda (Most Beautiful Thing), we learn that this song is one that Mr. Adolfo considers to be 'a perfect bossa nova.' 

The second song we'll hear, Bye Bye Brazil, was written for a 1979 movie of the same name, by composers Roberto Menescal and Chico Buarque. 

 Tune in between 10am-11am ET 

to hear this edition of Musician's Corner.

I'm so glad that Mr. Adolfo could join me for a brief chat on the next edition of Musician's Corner on the Sunday Jazz Brunch. I can imagine how busy he his, considering how prolific - we get a new CD from him just about once every year. 

You'll find this edition of Muscian's Coner interesting and fun. with some great Brazilian jazz. Don't miss it!


We are finally having nice hot weather here in New England USA. Soon I'll be complaining about how hot it is instead of how cold. 

Thanks for tuning in.


Photo by Alex Sandro

HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Gail Pettis-May I Come In-04 Moonlight in Vermont 2007
Samara Joy-Linger Awhile 2022-05 Misty
Lauren Henderson-Conjuring 2023-10 I Wish You Love (Featuring Joel Ross, Sean Mason, Eric Wheeler & Joe Dyson)
Lucy Wijnands & John Di Martino-Call Me Irresponsible 2022-04 Call Me Irresposible

Michael Constantino feat Harvie S-The Song Inside the Tune 2023-07 What'll I Do
Marc Jordan\Waiting for the Sun to Rise 2023\Waiting for the Sun to Rise
Wes Montgomery-Wes Montgomery with Melvin Rhyne-09 Canadian Sunset 1959

Sam Kirmayer-High and Low-08 Recurrence 2018
Stacey Kent-I Know I Dream-11 That's All 2017
Steve Kuhn\Oceans In The Sky\Steve Kuhn-03 La Plus Que Lente (1990)

HOUR TWO: New For You

Thomas Fonnesbaek & Justn Kauflin\Danish Rain 2023\Everything I Love
Eric Alexander-A New Beginning - Alto Saxophone With Strings 2023-All My Tomorrows
Lauren Henderson-Conjuring 2023-02 That Old Black Magic (Featuring Joel Ross, Sean Mason, Eric Wheeler & Joe Dyson)

Schwager Oliver Quintet\Senza Resa 2023\Squagels
Javon Jackson\With Peter Bailey (Soundtrack) 2023\Peter Bradley
Buselli Walarab Jazz Orchestra\The Gennett Suite 2023\Movement 4: Grandpa's Spells
Lauren Henderson-Conjuring 2023-06 Day Dream (Featuring Joel Ross, Sean Mason, Eric Wheeler & Joe Dyson)

Louis Hayes-Exactly Right! 2023-08 Theme For Ernie
Chloe Jean-Fairy Tale Fail 2023-05 Don't Know Why
Chris Keefe\Opening 2023\Along Came Betty
Wayne Alpern\Saxology 2023\Joy Spring

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Musician's Corner: Antonio Adolfo-Bossa 65-Coisa Mais Linda
Musician's Corner: Antonio Adolfo-Bossa 65-Bye Bye Brasil
Antonio Adolfo-Tema-10 Variations on a Tema Triste 2015

Diego Figueiredo\My World 2023/003  Por Las Calles De New York
Eliana Cuevas\Sere Libre 2023\Como Llora una Estrella
Lauren Henderson-Conjuring 2023-04 Es Magia (Featuring Gabe Schnider, John Chin, Eric Wheeler & Joe Dyson)
Diego Figueiredo\My World 2023\Tiramisu

Luiz Millan\Brazilian Match 2023\Ecos da Juventude
Antonio Adolfo-Bossa 65 2023-06 Tete
Antonio Carlos Jobim-Composer of Desafinado Plays 1997-03 Agua De Beber
Steen Rasmussen Quinteto-Canta-07 Homenagem Á Vida 201

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Brian Simpson\Soul Connection 2023\Meadow Breeze
Joe Locke\Makram 2022\Shifting Moon
The 3 Keys-We 3 Keys 2023-09 Camaleao

The 3 Keys\We 3 Keys 2023\Gimme The Keys
Paul Marinaro\Not Quite Yet 2022\No Plan
Gregory Porter-All Rise-10 Everything you Touch-2020



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