EP. 22 – CPG Bitesize Edition: Afro-cuban smooth, Hammond-guitar samba & soul funk vocals

Welcome to the latest Courtney Pine Global Podcast Bitesize Edition! A coffee break’s worth of cool jazzy vibes to wet your appetite for the full show. Commercial free, and hand-picked by Courtney for a vibrant, and soulful listen! This week Brazil meets Afro-Cuban rhythms, legendary organ swing meets samba, & soul funk from Nashville NEVER disappoints…shut up & dance folks: this one’s a feast of uplift + bliss!

1 Rique Pantoja – Da Baiana (Live in Los Angeles) MOONDO Tr4

Steve Tavaglione sx fl Jimmy Earl bs Joel Taylor dr Ricardo Silveira gtr Cassio Duarte perc Rique Pantoja keys


Rio’s RIQUE PANTOJA has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in American and Brazilian jazz for over 40 years.The song “Da Baiana” is based on the ijexa, an Afro-Cuban rhythm. Pantoja says “I play a nice solo on this tune, but I really like the solos by Ricardo Silveira and Steve Tavaglione.”



2 Bill Heid – Samba Cat (Dealin’ Wid It)n SAVANT Tr7

Bill Heid org Perry Hughes gtr Randy Gelispie dr Kevin “Bujo” Jones perc

The lovely Bill H on Mozart’s King of Instruments samba style with a band of greats!


3 Craig Waters & The Flood – A Love Like You (Love & Squalor Vol1) ROPEADOPE 

Craig Waters gtr Leland Rooney Michael Tebrinke Emma Morcroft Rhythm Section: Josh Reynolds Lance Lucas Darius Mines Horns: Trevor Caddell Jovan Quallo Claude Calliet Casey Brefka Scotty Huff

A declaration of Stevie Wondered love from this fab funk outfit stormin out of ROPEADOPE’s endless talent studio!