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Airto Moreira Free (1972/2003)

Airto Moreira — Free (1972/2003)

Airto Moreira Free
Born: August 5, 1941, Itaiópolis, Brazil
Genres: Jazz, jazz fusion
Occupations: Musician, bandleader, composer
Instruments: Drums, percussion
Location: Curitiba and São Paulo, Brazil
Album release: 1972
Record Label: CTI/EPIC/Legacy/Sony
Duration:     53:59
Tracklist:
01. Return To Forever (Chick Corea) - 10:12
02. Flora's Song (Flora Purim) - 8:26
03. Free (Airto Moreira) - 10:31
04. Lucky Southern (Keith Jarrett) - 2:34
05. Creek (Arroio) (Victor Brazil) - 6:05
Bonuses (previously unreleased):
06. So Tender (Keith Jarrett) - 4:56
07. Jequié (Moacir Santos) - 2:55
08. Creek (Arroio) (Victor Brazil) - 9:20
Personnel:
Airto Moreira - percussion (01-08), woodflute (02,03), vocals
Flora Purim - female vocals
Chick Corea - piano & electric piano (01,05,07,08)
Keith Jarrett - piano & electric piano (02,04,06)
Nelson Ayres - piano & electric piano (05)
Jay Berliner - guitar (02,07)
George Benson - guitar (04,06)
Ron Carter - bass (01-08)
Joe Farrell - alto/soprano saxophone, alto/bass flute, piccolo (01,02,04,05,06,08)
Hubert Laws - flute (02,03,04,06,07)
Burt Collin, Mel Davis, Alan Rubin - trumpet, flugelhorn (01,02,04)
Wayne Andre, Garnett Brown, Joe Wallace - trombone (01,02,04)
Michael Brecker - tenos sax solod (01-04)
Don Sebesky - brass arrangements
Creed Taylor - producer
Rudy Van Gelder - engineer
¶  Airto Moreira's first album for Creed Taylor's nascent jazz-fusion label CTI contributed magnificently to Taylor's modus operandi--expanding the boundaries of jazz to include elements of indigenous cultures, rock, and even classical modes. FREE is Airto in full, unencumbered flight.
Website AM: http://airto.com/
Website FP: WWW.FLORAPURIM.COM
MySpace by their daughter: http://www.myspace.com/airtoflora#!Airto Moreira — Free (1972/2003)
Review  by Scott Yanow  /  Rating: *****
¶  Other than a couple of obscure efforts for Buddah in 1970, this was percussionist Airto's debut as a leader, and this is still his most famous record. A brass section arranged by Don Sebesky is heard on two tracks, and such all-stars as keyboardist Chick Corea, flutist Hubert Laws, the reeds of Joe Farrell, and even pianist Keith Jarrett and guitarist George Benson make worthwhile appearances. ¶  Flora Purim joins Airto in the one vocal piece ("Free"), and "Return to Forever" receives an early recording. The music combines together jazz, Brazilian music, and aspects of fusion and funk quite successfully.
Awards:
¶  Airto was voted the number one percussionist in “Down Beat Magazine's Critics Poll” for the years 1975 through 1982 and most recently in 1993.
¶  In September 2002, Brazil’s President Fernando Henrique Cardoso named Airto Moreira and Flora Purim to the “Order of Rio Branco”, one of Brazil's highest honors.
Biography  by Scott Yanow
¶  The most high-profile percussionist of the 1970s and still among the most famous, Airto Moreira (often simply known by his first name) helped make percussion an essential part of many modern jazz groups; his tambourine solos can border on the amazing. Airto originally studied guitar and piano before becoming a percussionist. He played locally in Brazil, collected and studied over 120 different percussion instruments, and in 1968 moved to the U.S. with his wife, singer Flora Purim. Airto played with Miles Davis during part of 1969-1970, appearing on several records (most notably Live Evil). He worked with Lee Morgan for a bit in 1971, was an original member of Weather Report, and in 1972 was part of Chick Corea's initial version of Return to Forever with Flora Purim; he and Corea also recorded the classic Captain Marvel with Stan Getz. By 1973, Airto was famous enough to have his own group, which was signed to CTI and appeared on Purim's sessions. Since then, he has stayed busy, mostly co-leading bands with his wife and recording as a leader for many labels, including Buddah, CTI, Arista, Warner Bros., Caroline, Rykodisc, In & Out, and B&W. Not all of his music as a leader would be called jazz, but Airto remains a very impressive player.

Airto Moreira — Free (1972/2003)
Credits on Free:
Airto  Primary Artist
Wayne Andre  Trombone
Nelson Ayres  Piano, Piano (Electric)
George Benson  Guitar
Jay Berliner  Guitar
Victor Brazil  Composer
Barnett Brown  Trombone
Garnett Brown  Trombone
Ron Carter  Bass
Bob Ciano  Design
Stanley Clarke  Bass, Bass (Electric)
Burt Collins  Flugelhorn, Trumpet
Chick Corea  Composer, Piano, Piano (Electric)
Mel Davis  Flugelhorn, Trumpet
Didier C. Deutsch  Liner Notes
Joe Farrell  Flute, Flute (Bass), Piccolo, Reeds (Multiple), Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano)
Keith Jarrett  Composer, Piano, Piano (Electric)
Hubert Laws  Flute
Airto Moreira  Composer, Flute (Wood), Percussion, Primary Artist, Vocals
Flora Purim  Composer, Vocals
Alan Rubin  Flugelhorn, Trumpet
Moacir Santos  Composer
Don Sebesky  Arranger, Brass Arrangement
Creed Taylor  Producer
Pete Turner  Photography
Rudy Van Gelder  Engineer
Joe Wallace  Trombone

Performance Photos by  Flora PurimAirto Moreira  Krishna Booker (Eyedentity) @ John Anson Ford Theater, LA California - Photo of Airto Moreira  Flora PurimAirto, Krishna Booker © Airto Moreira & Krishna Booker (Eyedentity) @ John Anson Ford Theater, LA CaliforniaA concert by the Samba-Salsa-Swing All-Stars in NYC.  Pictured here are Frank Colon, Flora Purim and Nicky Marrero. - Photo of Airto Moreira  Flora PurimFrank Colon, Airto Moreira  Flora Purim, Nicky Marrero © A concert by the Samba-Salsa-Swing All-Stars in NYC. Pictured here are Frank Colon, Flora Purim and Nicky Marrero.AIRTO SMILES! - Photo of Airto Moreira  Flora PurimAirto Moreira  Flora Purim © From Benny´s album

Airto Moreira - Photo of Airto Moreira  Flora PurimAirto Moreira  Flora Purim © From Andrew Kruchoski´s albumThe girl with the yellow balloon - painting - Zbigniew Rabsztyn - Photo of Airto Moreira  Flora PurimAvishai Cohen, Cindy Blackman Music, Björk, Randy Brecker, Paul McCartney, Tony Bunn, Lionel, Jack DeJohnette, Penderecki, Keith Jarrett, RICHARD BONA, Fredy Studer, Wallace Roney, Lewis Nash, Oliver Lake, Paul Motian, Billy Cobham, Allan Holdsworth, Jerry Goodman, Vitold Rek, Kronos Quartet, Zbigniew Rabsztyn, Jamie Cullum, Airto Moreira  Flora Purim, Bill Frisell, Miroslav Vitous, Roberta Gambarini, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny Group, Alicia Keys, Eric Clapton, Diana Krall, Jim Beard, Gary Burton, McCoy Tyner, Didier Lockwood, Terence Blanchard, Gary Peacock, Naná Vasconcelos , vladyslav Sendecki, Carlos Santana, Ron Carter, Charlie Haden, Christian McBride, Esperanza Spalding, gregoire maret, Steve Gadd, Cassandra, Tomasz Stanko, Danilo Perez, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Cobb, Mino CINELU Officiel, Al Di Meola, Jean Luc Ponty, Marcus Miller, Charles Lloyd, John Scofield, Sting, Kenny Garrett, Basia Moore, Jan Garbarek, Manu Katché, Gary Burton, John McLaughlin Official Myspace © "The girl with the yellow balloon" - painting - Zbigniew Rabsztyn

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