Ahh… the colors of Brazilian jazz! What is it about Kenney Polson’s Brazilian jazz album that has top journalists from JAZZIZ to Audiophile Review singing its 5-star praises?

Maybe it’s because saxophonist Kenney Polson has lived a life that countless musicians can only dream of.

He has lived in Rio de Janeiro. In fact, Polson lived just off the beach in Ipanema for five years. He’ll be the first to admit that some of his happiest times were spent there. And he met, performed, and recorded with many of Rio’s best musicians.

Polson’s album, Colors of Brazil grew from that experience.

“I recorded some of the selections for Colors of Brazil while I was there. My goal was to capture the sound and energy of the rhythm and tempo of life according to Brazil. I wanted to share with those who’ve always wanted to go to Brazil but haven’t yet had the opportunity to do so.”

Colors of Brazil features familiar tunes from Brazil’s superstar songwriters: Ary Barroso, Djavan, João Bosco, Caetano Veloso, Ivan Lins, Dori Caymmi, and Toninho Horta.

Tenor sax, Alto, Soprano, and Baritone Saxophones (even Clarinet and Bass Clarinet) all have their place in Polson’s talented, tropical musical palette. Contemporary and authentic, Colors of Brazil is a Brazilian jazz album that has earned its place with the best recordings of its kind.

Read Kenney Polson’s story here.


Plan to join me for Brazil Back2Back this Friday when I’ll play two in a row from Kenney Polson’s Colors of Brazil album on our live streaming station (01/21). Top of the hour, at 11 am, 2 pm, and 5 pm CT for two in a row.

Use the Connect Brazil Listening Lounge: Always free, always live.

Scott Adams, Midday Host

The Sounds of Brazil at Connect Brazil

Colors of Brazil (Album)

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Release Date: December 23, 2020

Label: Rosetta Records 2020

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