The Sunday Jazz Brunch Presents

Tony Bennett, Leny Andrade: Icons of the Americas

Air Date: 8/6//2023 on 90.5 WICN 8am-12pm ET

The story goes that when Tony Bennett heard Brazilian vocalist Leny Andrade, he called her "The Ella Fitzgerald of Brazil." To be called that by anyone is an honor, but for twenty-time Grammy winner Tony Bennett to say that, well, it really means something.

This year we lost both icons in the world of jazz.

Her first album, released in 1961, is titled A Sensaçao, the Sensation. And a sensation she was, throughout her sixty plus year career with over thirty albums released.

She also has been compared to Sarah Vaughn and Carmen McRae, singers who, along with Ella Fitzgerald, were her idols. 

Check out this great story linked from Wikipedia and originally published by the New York Times:

Stephen Holden of The New York Times wrote of Andrade's performance at Birdland on 27 August 2008, "To describe Ms. Andrade as both the Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald of bossa nova only goes so far in evoking a performer whose voice seems to contain the body and soul of Brazil. You may think you know "The Girl from Ipanema," the final number in the show's opening medley of Jobim songs. But you haven't really absorbed it until you've heard Ms. Andrade sing it in Portuguese; disgorge might be a better word than sing, since, like everything else she performs, it seems to well up from the center of the earth."

In North America we lost one icon of jazz, Tony Bennett. In South America, we lost another icon, Leny Andrade, the "First Lady of Brazilian Jazz." 

During this edition of the Sunday Jazz Brunch, you will hear a number of  songs from both artists, especially during the 10am ET hour.

Leny Andrade, January 25, 1943 – July 24, 2023

Tony Bennett, August 3, 1926 – July 21, 2023 



HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Jan Garbarek-In Praise of Dreams-03 One Goes There Alone 2004
Bill Evans & Tony Bennett-Together again-12 Dream dancing 1977
Gaea Schell\In Your Own Sweet Way 2023\06 Summer Sea
Silva & Steini\More Than You Know 202304 - For Heavens Sake

Kait Dunton\Keyboards 2023\The Lighthouse
Ivan Lins\I'm Not Alone 2023 (SINGLE) feat Tawanda
Benny Benack III\Third Times the Charm 2023\It's Not Unusual
Dan Wilson-Vessels Of Wood And Earth 2021-10 James

Mason Razavi\Six String Standards 2023\I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry
Luis Giraldo\Ready Willing Able 2023\There's a Small Hotel
Tony Bennett-Perfectly Frank-24 I'll Be Seeing You 1992
Michael Ragonese-Stracci 2023-07 I'll be Seeing You

HOUR TWO: New For You

Tony Bennett-I Wanna Be Around-03 I Wanna Be Around 1995
Luis Giraldo\Ready Willing Able 2023\Where or When
Ed Cherry\Are We There Yet 2023\Lawns
Tim Ray Trio-Fire & Rain 2023-08 Lawns
Tony Bennett-I Wanna Be Around-04 I've Got Your Number 1995

Ray Blue-#People 2023-02 People
Robin McKelle\Impressions of Ella 2023\How High The Moon
Ray Vega\East West Trumpet Summit 2023\Quarter Nelson
The Pacific Jazz Group-The Pacific Jazz Group 2023-01 Bernie's Tune

Don Bonsanti\Islands with 14 Orchestra 2023\MAN FROM TANGANIKA
Benny Benack III\Third Times the Charm 2023\Roylike
Luis Giraldo\Ready Willing Able 2023\What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry
Walter Smith III-return to casual 2023-03 Pup - Pow

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Leny Andrade-A Sensaçao-02 Um Amor Igual Ao Seu 2004
Diego Figueiredo\Follow the Signs 2022\Our Friends
Leny Andrade- Bossas Novas-Bossas novas-08 o chines e a bicicleta 1998
Antonio Carlos Jobim-Composer of Desafinado Plays 1997-12 Desafinado
Leny Andrade-A Sensaçao-08 Filosofia 2004
João Gilberto-João-11 Smiled At Me (Sorriu Para Mim) 1991
Leny Andrade- Bossas Novas-Bossas novas-09 p�ssaro imortal 1998

Leny Andrade-A Sensaçao-07 Meu Amor Foi Embora 2004
Tony Bennett-I Wanna Be Around-11 Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars 1995
Leny Andrade- Bossas Novas-Bossas novas-10 pra que chorar 1998
Tony Bennett-Duets II-13 Stranger in Paradise 2011
Leny Andrade- Bossas Novas-Bossas novas-02 canto livre 1998

Gaea Schell\In Your Own Sweet Way 2023\08 Luna Plateada
Ivan Lins\I'm Not Alone 2023 (SINGLE) feat Tawanda
Don Bonsanti\Islands with 14 Orchestra 2023\

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

Brian Simpson\Soul Connection 2023\Until the Break of Dawn
Pierre Chambers\Shining Moments 2023\It's Only a Paper Moon
The 3 Keys-We 3 Keys 2023-02 Piano Bar
Najee-Poetry In Motion-05 We'll Be Missing You


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