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And now for our next number we’d like to return to the classics…today we proudly present a guest show by none other than Marcos Valle, a true legend of bossa nova, samba and popular brazilian music in general. Valle started playing the piano at the age of five, educated in classical and soon leaning towards jazz and soul, he began his recording career in the mid-sixties, when he was still a teenager. Since then he has built a monumental body of work with close to thirty albums published and a songbook of more than three hundred compositions, with which he has also provided material for Caetano Veloso, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Stacey Kent and Diana Krall among many others. Guitarist, producer, arranger, composer of soundtracks, also well versed in his approaches to rock, funk or electronics, Marcos Valle is an all-rounder who has done it all in the world of music.
This very special episode in our Curtis Radio series marks the first anniversary of the show, and we want to express our enormous gratitude to all the artists that so generously shared their most treasured records with us, and to all the listeners and music lovers who play and enjoy the shows making this project born a year ago in our beloved listening bar in Barcelona such a beautiful reality.
So without further ado here are ten songs that really matter in the wonderful musical world of Marcos Valle. Press play and turn it up. Food for the soul!