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Episode 62: Moment of Zen

12:00pm, 9-18-2020
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I am dialing up a special show theme today because this has been a special time in the Portland Oregon area. I hope that by the time this episode airs on Sunday we will have cleared the air in Portland, but as of the time this show is being recorded we are still locked in this dense cloud of wildfire smoke. For over a week now Portland has had the worst air quality of any major city in the world, making it entirely unpleasant to be outside for any amount of time at all. In any other year that could be a tolerable situation for the short term, but this year of course that stress is compounded with our ongoing anguish related to Coronavirus, the Trump presidency, and our country’s continuing struggle with racial justice issues. I know I am not alone in saying I feel a little stressed out. 

In light of all this stress, I am taking today’s show in a different direction. The theme of today’s episode is Moment of Zen, because we could all use one about now. Today I am combining some nice chill out tracks from a few new records in my crates with a mix of other zen inducing sounds from across my collection… we will hear mostly Brazil today, but there will also be some groovy domestic jazz in the mix, along with a few surprises.

  • 12:00pm Cuatro Tiempos Negros Jovenes by Chabuca Granda on Tarimba Negra (Melody Internacional)
  • 12:03pm De-me Gracias, Senhora by Cartola on Documento Inedito (Polysom)
  • 12:06pm Va Pela Sombra by Gilvan Chaves on Gilvan (Equipe)
  • 12:09pm Poukisa W Pa Pale Manman by Manno Charlemagne on Nou Nan Male Ak Oganizasyon Mondyal (Kako)
  • 12:13pm Meu Brasil by Seu Jorge & Roge on Seu Jorge & Roge (Night Dreamer)
  • 12:18pm Mantafro by Coladera on La Dotu Lado (Agogo Records)
  • 12:22pm Star Song by Vince Guaraldi on Greatest Hits (Fantasy)
  • 12:25pm Mystique Beauty by Reggie Andrews & The Fellowship on Mystic Beauty (Mad About Records)
  • 12:29pm Piedade by Amado Maita on Amado Maita (Patua Discos)
  • 12:32pm Para Todos (Stuttgart) by Natalie Greffel on Para Todos (Agogo Records)
  • 12:36pm Voce by Milton Banana Trio on Ve (Odeon)
  • 12:38pm Nao Sabia by Natalie Greffel on Para Todos (Agogo Records)
  • 12:42pm Boogaloo Arizona by Orkesta Mendoza on Vamos a Guarachar (Glitterbeat Records)
  • 12:46pm Terra (Prefuse 73 Version) by Caetano Veloso on Red Hot & Rio 2 (Red Hot)
  • 12:52pm Bons Momentos by Serginho Meriti on Bons Momentos (Time Capsule)
  • 12:53pm Refazenda ('96 version) by Gilberto Gil on Red, Hot & Rio (Red Hot)
  • 12:58pm Anjos Iirmaos by Miyazawa on Break n' Bossa Chapter 2 (Schema)
  • 1:01pm Sarava by Seu Jorge & Roge on Seu Jorge & Roge (Night Dreamer)
  • 1:06pm O Fururu Loorere - Orixa Oxala by Carlinhos Brown on Obatala - Uma Homenagem a Mae Carmen (Polysom)
  • 1:11pm Concrete Jungle by Ceu on Ceu (Polysom)
  • 1:15pm Me Dijo Llevar by Orkesta Mendoza on Vamos a Guarachar (Glitterbeat Records)
  • 1:18pm O Xe! O Xe Oniye! Orixa Nla by Daniela Mercury on Obatala - Uma Homenagem a Mae Carmen (Polysom)
  • 1:23pm Daylight by Ramp on Come Into Knowledge (Blue Thumb Records)
  • 1:28pm The Third Eye by Roy Ayers Ubiquity on Everybody Loves the Sunshine (Polydor )
  • 1:34pm Mariana by Amado Maita on Amado Maita (Patua Discos)
  • 1:39pm Mamata (Affection) by Ananda Shankar on Ananda Shankar (Reprise)
  • 1:43pm Aflorou by Bloco Pena de Pavão de Krishna on Deita no Cimento - Músicas do Carnaval de rua de Belo Horizonte 2009-14 (Vinyl Land)
  • 1:50pm Roda do Orixa Oduduwa by Marcia Short & Margareth Menezes on Obatala - Uma Homenagem a Mae Carmen (Polysom)
  • 1:55pm Corazon by Preservation Hall Jazz Band on A Tuba to Cuba (Sub Pop)
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