Since 1992 "Jazz Tropicale" is heard
every Sunday at 10:00 pm on 90.9 FM, Public Radio from College
of DuPage. "It's a jazz show with a few palm trees."
Marshall Vente's long-standing love of
Brazilian and Latin music is showcased in his role as host of
"Jazz Tropicale," airing at 10 pm Sunday.
"Jazz Tropicale" is a jazz show with
palm trees." Vente says. "I'm very grateful to WDCB for giving
me the opportunity to present some of the music I love."
A typical two-hour program provides a
variety of forms of Latin music: traditional to contemporary,
Brazilian to Caribbean, and vocal to percussion pieces.
Vente respects such traditional Brazilian composers as Jobim and
Nascimento and their contributions to Latin music, and he doesn't
hesitate to play vocals in Portugeese
"Latin music is perhaps advancing
and certainly altering the face of jazz." Vente explains. "The
artists of Brazil and the Caribbean are merging modern jazz with
new rhythms and writing new compositions. This might be
the rennaissance for rhythm in the same way bebop was for harmony
50 years ago. Jazz has always advanced by incorporating
on the sound sample to get an idea of what the "Jazz Tropicale"
show sounds like
This is Joe Farwell, keeper of the "Jazz Tropicale"
garden and fan!