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Flora Purim - That's What She Said (1978) Remastered 2001

Posted By: Designol
Flora Purim - That's What She Said (1978) Remastered 2001

Flora Purim - That's What She Said (1978) Remastered 2001
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 250 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 88 Mb | Scans included
Label: Original Jazz Classics, Milestone | # 00025218705721 (OJCCD-1057-2)
Jazz Fusion, Brazilian Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Time: 00:35:39

This Fusion gem puts one of the most underated vocalist together with a few 70's fusion heavyweights and out comes a very enjoyable recording. George Duke, Alphonso Johnson, Airto and friends put out some of the hippest fusion in the 70' & 80's. Flora uses their musical abilities to the max on "That's What She Said." Using a variety of wordless vocal technics layered over electric keyboards and driving rhythms, these songs capture the fun and freedom that fusion later lost as it grew more commercial. Flora's entire catalog is ripe with music like this.

Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) {CTI}

Posted By: tiburon
Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) {CTI}

Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) CTI}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 241MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 102MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Latin Jazz

The 1970s were banner years for Airto Moreira–not only because of his association with Chick Corea's Return to Forever and his work on wife Flora Purim's Milestone dates, but also, because of the generally superb work he did under Creed Taylor's supervision at CTI from 1972-74. One of the five-star gems that the Brazilian percussionist recorded for CTI was Fingers, which employs Purim on percussion and vocals, David Amaro on guitar, Hugo Fattoruso on keyboards and harmonica, Jorge Fattoruso on drums and Ringo Thielmann on electric bass. Produced by Taylor and recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's famous New Jersey studio, this LP demonstrates just how exciting and creative 1970s fusion could be.

Airto Moreira - The Other Side Of This (1992) {Rykodisc}

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Airto Moreira - The Other Side Of This (1992) {Rykodisc}

Airto Moreira - The Other Side Of This (1992)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 354MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 134MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: World Fusion, Ethnic

Using voice, drum, whistle, chimes, shakers, rattle, tambourine, and didgeridoo, Airto and company make music that comes from all regions and belongs to none. These are songs for ritual and healing, based on many cultures. The mood is ethereal, yet because of the predominance of percussion, also powerful. New age music with punch.

Chick Corea - Return To Forever (1972) {ECM 1022}

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Chick Corea - Return To Forever (1972) {ECM 1022}

Chick Corea - Return To Forever (1972) {ECM 1022}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 246MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 116MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

The legendary first lineup of Chick Corea's fusion band Return to Forever debuted on this classic album (titled after the group but credited to Corea), featuring Joe Farrell on soprano sax and flute, the Brazilian team of vocalist Flora Purim and drummer/percussionist Airto Moreira, and electric bass whiz Stanley Clarke. It wasn't actually released in the U.S. until 1975, which was why the group's second album, Light as a Feather, initially made the Return to Forever name. Nonetheless, Return to Forever is every bit as classic, using a similar blend of spacy electric-piano fusion and Brazilian and Latin rhythms. It's all very warm, light, and airy, like a soft breeze on a tropical beach – hardly the sort of firebrand approach to fusion that Miles Davis, Tony Williams, and the Mahavishnu Orchestra were exploring, and far less rooted in funk or rock.

Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) Japanese Remastered 2002

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Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) Japanese Remastered 2002

Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) Japanese Remastered 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Latin Jazz | Label: CTI/PJL | # MTCJ-4001 | Time: 00:35:27

The 1970s were banner years for Airto Moreira – not only because of his association with Chick Corea's Return to Forever and his work on wife Flora Purim's Milestone dates, but also, because of the generally superb work he did under Creed Taylor's supervision at CTI from 1972-74. One of the five-star gems that the Brazilian percussionist recorded for CTI was Fingers, which employs Purim on percussion and vocals, David Amaro on guitar, Hugo Fattoruso on keyboards and harmonica, Jorge Fattoruso on drums and Ringo Thielmann on electric bass. Produced by Taylor and recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's famous New Jersey studio, this LP demonstrates just how exciting and creative 1970s fusion could be. When Moreira and his colleagues blend jazz with Brazilian music, rock and funk on such cuts as "Wind Chant," "Tombo in 7/4" and "Romance of Death," the results are consistently enriching. Fingers is an album to savor.

Airto Moreira / Flora Purim / Joe Farrel - Three-Way Mirror (1985) {Reference Recordings}

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Airto Moreira / Flora Purim / Joe Farrel - Three-Way Mirror (1985) {Reference Recordings}

Airto Moreira / Flora Purim / Joe Farrel - Three-Way Mirror (1985) {Reference Recordings}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 319MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 139MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: World Fusion, Ethnic

Percussionist Airto Moreira, his wife, vocalist Flora Purim, and Joe Farrell (heard on flute, soprano and tenor) had teamed up several times through the years, most notably in the original version of Return To Forever. Farrell would pass away just eight months after this album, but is still heard in fine form on the interesting set.An atmospheric and at times haunting effort.

VA - The Real... Bossa Nova, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3CDs

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VA - The Real... Bossa Nova, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3CDs

VA - The Real… Bossa Nova, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 906 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 396 Mb | Scans included | 02:34:53
Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, MPB | Label: Columbia/Sony | # 88843058712

44 original recordings from iconic Brazilian artists and American jazz & pop legends: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto, João Gilberto, Flora Purim, Nacho Méndez, Dave Brubeck, Charlie Byrd, George Benson, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, Dextor Gordon, George Duke, and many many more… 3CDs, housed in a fold out card digipack case.

Flora Purim - If You Will (2022)

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Flora Purim - If You Will (2022)

Flora Purim - If You Will (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 278 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 101 Mb | 00:43:53
Vocal Jazz, Latin Jazz, World Fusion | Label: Strut Records

One of the all-time greats of Brazilian Jazz-Fusion, Flora Purim, returns with her first studio album in over 15 years, ‘If You Will’. This album is a triumphant celebration, exploring new compositions alongside fresh versions of some of Flora’s favourite songs. Title track ‘If You Will’ revives her past collaborations with producer and long-time friend, the legendary George Duke.

Airto Moreira & Flora Purim - Airto & Flora - A Celebration: 60 Years - Sounds, Dreams & Other Stories (2023)

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Airto Moreira & Flora Purim - Airto & Flora - A Celebration: 60 Years - Sounds, Dreams & Other Stories (2023)

Airto Moreira & Flora Purim - Airto & Flora - A Celebration: 60 Years - Sounds, Dreams & Other Stories (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1,18 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 421 Mb | Digital booklet | 02:59:06
World Fusion, Latin Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: BBE Music

Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, the legendary King and Queen of Brazilian Jazz, have captivated audiences for over six decades with their vibrant albums and exhilarating live performances. With a dedicated global fan base including the UK’s jazz funk and jazz dance scene to Japan’s concert halls, the power couple continues to make waves in the industry – Flora’s ‘If You Will’ (2022) album was even nominated for a Grammy!

Flora Purim - Stories To Tell (Remastered 2023) (1974/2023)

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Flora Purim - Stories To Tell (Remastered 2023) (1974/2023)

Flora Purim - Stories To Tell (Remastered 2023) (1974/2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 272 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 93 MB
40:12 | Jazz, Fusion, Latin | Label: Craft Recordings

Though her recordings for Chick Corea's Return to Forever provide a better introduction to her vocal talents, Stories to Tell is an excellent outing by Flora Purim and friends. Assisted by a cast of jazz/fusion all-stars led by husband Airto Moreira, Purim shows off the wide range of her abilities: from wordless vocal soaring to songs with lyrics in English and Portuguese, from uptempo percussion-driven workouts to beautiful ballads. In addition to Airto, the assembled cast includes bassists Miroslav Vitous and Ron Carter, keyboard wunderkind George Duke, guitarists Earl Klugh and Oscar Castro-Neves, and trombonist Raul de Souza. Also, Carlos Santana turns in one of his patented sizzling guitar solos on "Silver Sword." With material from Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vitous, Milton Nascimento, McCoy Tyner, and Purim herself, this is an album worth savoring.

Flora Purim - Butterfly Dreams (1973/2023)

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Flora Purim - Butterfly Dreams (1973/2023)

Flora Purim - Butterfly Dreams (1973/2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 248 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 87 MB
36:39 | Jazz, Latin, Fusion | Label: Craft Recordings

This is the album that launched Flora Purim's solo career with great promise following her magnificent stint with Chick Corea's first incarnation of Return to Forever. Most of the tracks on this album sound like they would have fit very nicely onto one of RTF's first two LPs, with bandmate Stanley Clarke not only lending support on electric and acoustic bass, but also contributing original compositions and arrangements to the mix. The rest of the supporting cast is not too shabby either, including sax and flute man Joe Henderson, keyboard whiz kid George Duke, guitarist David Amaro, and Purim's other half, percussion legend Airto Moreira. Clarke's funky "Dr. Jive" and lyrical "Butterfly Dreams" are standout tracks here, as is the upbeat Egberto Gismonti composition "Moon Dreams." Duke shows his light Brazilian side on "Love Reborn," featuring Henderson's tenor sax solo and Amaro's lovely acoustic guitar. Purim delivers a gorgeous take on Jobim's well-known ballad "Dindi," and reshapes the standard "Summer Night" into a wordless vocal in her unmistakable style. The disc closes with a fine reworking of Clarke's now-classic "Light as a Feather," which strays not too far from the original RTF version. Neatly capturing Flora Purim's many vocal strengths, Butterfly Dreams delivered on the great expectations generated by her work with Corea and turned out to be a high point in her recording career.

Rhythmstick (CTI Records All-Stars) - Rhythmstick (1990)

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Rhythmstick (CTI Records All-Stars) - Rhythmstick (1990)

Rhythmstick (CTI Records All-Stars) - Rhythmstick (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 364 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb
Label: CTI Records | # 847 188-2 | Time: 01:00:19 | Scans ~ 90 Mb
Afro-Cuban Jazz, Bop, Contemporary Jazz, World Fusion

One of the best all-star sessions ever produced by the legendary Creed Taylor. Actually, this album represented the ressurrection of the CTI label in 1990. Digitally recorded and filmed (in High Definition) "live" at Van Gelder's studio, features such stars as Dizzy Gillespie, Airto, Flora Purim, Anthony Jackson, Art Farmer, John Scofield, and Phil Woods, who play together in such outstanding tracks like Michel Camilo's "Caribe" and Salif Keita's "Wamba", all arranged by Benny Golson.

Airto Moreira & Flora Purim - Live at Jazzfest Bremen 1988 (2021)

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Airto Moreira & Flora Purim - Live at Jazzfest Bremen 1988 (2021)

Airto Moreira & Flora Purim - Live at Jazzfest Bremen 1988 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 464 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 Mb | 01:11:51
Latin Jazz, Jazz Fusion | Label: Moosicus Records

Brazilian Latin jazz stars Airto Moreira and his wife, singer Flora Purim, take listeners into their imaginative world of Brazilian/Latin jazz with this live album from 1988.