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Jazz Caliente: Recycling songs with Antonio Carlos Jobim

Brazilian vocalist Adriana Giordano
Cedar Suede
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Brazilian vocalist Adriana Giordano

Songwriters repurpose their work more often than you might think. Here are three incarnations of a beloved Antonio Carlos Jobim composition.

Instrumentally, the tune is known as "Double Rainbow." Guitarist Gene Bertoncini demonstrates the jazzy side of the piece.

At some point, "Double Rainbow" turned into "Children's Game," and inspired The Singers Unlimited to croon along, wordlessly, while pianist Oscar Peterson deftly experiments with the accompaniment.

Finally, the combination of poetic Brazilian lyrics and soothing, uplifting melody became "Chovendo na Roseira" (raining on the roses).  Elis Regina brings her magic to the song.

Tune in this week to Saturday's Jazz Caliente to hear our all-time favorite version of "Chovendo na Roseira" from Adriana Giordano's Entremundos Quarteto

We'll also hear another cut from Cuban cuatro master Kiki Valera's latest, "Vivencias En Clave Cubana," in anticipation of his CD release concert for the Earshot Jazz Festival next Saturday, Oct. 26 at Town Hall, presented by KNKX.

Jazz Caliente airs Saturdays at 5 p.m. The show is hosted by Robin Lloyd and produced by KNKX Public Radio.

Originally from Detroit, Robin Lloyd has been presenting jazz, blues and Latin jazz on public radio for nearly 40 years. She's a member of the Jazz Education Network and the Jazz Journalists Association.