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3CD released: Jan 19, 2024

Tracklisting:
Disc 1 : Jeito Bom De Sofrer - Flora Purim
1. Jeito Bom De Sofrer - Flora Purim
2. Papo Furado (Jive Talking) - Airto Moreira
3. Xibaba (She-ba-ba) - Airto
4. Andei - Airto
5. Back Streets Of Havana - Airto Moreira
6. Flora's Song - Airto
7. San Francisco River - Flora Purim
8. Vera Cruz - Flora Purim
9. Celebration Suite - Airto Moreira
10. Casa Forte - Flora Purim
11. From The Lonely Afternoon - Flora Purim
12. Black Narcissus - Flora Purim
13. When Angels Cry - Airto Moreira
14. O Sonho (Moon Dreams) - Airto Moreira
Disc 2
1. Summer Night - Flora Purim
2. A Secret From The Sea - Flora Purim
3. O Cantador / I Just Want To Be Here - Flora Purim
4. Light As A Feather - Flora Purim
5. O Canto Da Sereia - Flora Purim
6. Open Your Eyes You Can Fly - Flora Purim
7. Hot Sand - Airto
8. Parana - Airto Moreira
9. Jump - Airto
10. Fingers (El Rada) - Airto Moreira
11. Toque De Cuica - Airto Moreira
12. Romance Of Death - Airto Moreira
Disc 3
1. Samba De Flora - Airto
2. Amajour - Airto Moreira
3. The Road Is Hard (But We're Going To Make It) - Airto Moreira
4. Above The Rainbow - Flora Purim
5. Love Lock - Flora Purim
6. What Can I Say? - Flora Purim
7. Musikana - Airto
8. The Happy People - Airto Moreira
9. Peasant Dance - Airto
10. Dom-um (A Good Friend) - Airto Moreira
11. Hungry On Arrival - Outernational Meltdown
AIRTO MOREIRA
AIRTO & FLORA - A CELEBRATION: 60 YEARS - SOUNDS, DREAMS & OTHER STORIES
Label: BBE MUSIC
Cat No: BBE719CCD
Barcode: 196292699876
Packaging: 3CD Digipak

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!
The duo met and came together musically in Sambalan o and the Sambrasa Trio. The
mixture of Airto's rural Brazilian background and percussion talents and Flora's classical
training and involvement in the underground Bossa Nova movement, created a unique
blend of sounds that resonates across generations. They have not only collaborated with
music legends like Miles Davis and Chick Corea but have also produced ground-breaking
music alongside the likes of Hermeto Pascoal.
Despite facing numerous challenges, including Flora's arrest and incarceration in 1974, the
duo's close connection with friends-musicians like Thelonius Monk and Cannonball
Adderley, their persistence and absolute passion for music have propelled them to the
pinnacle of success. They worked with renowned musicians like Wayne Shorter, Jaco
Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, George Duke and producers such
as Orin Keepnews and Creed Taylor.
Having been a part of numerous prestigious ensembles, including Dizzy Gillespie's United
Nations ensemble, Airto and Flora's journey is a testament to their innovation and devotion
to their craft. This collection offers a glimpse of that incredible journey, showcasing their
extraordinary talent and unique sound and it's also the first comp scanning their 60 year
careers
Compiled by Straight No Chaser editor/publisher Paul Bradshaw & Totally Wired Radio
presenter Roberta Cutolo.
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