Butterfly Dreams

Flora Purim

Butterfly Dreams
  • CAT # OJCCD-315-2

    1. Dr. Jive (Part 1) 2:15
    2. Butterfly Dreams 6:58
    3. Dindi 4:22
    4. Summer Night 3:16
    5. Love Reborn 3:40
    6. Moon Dreams 4:59
    7. Dr. Jive (Part 2) 3:41
    8. Light As A Feather 5:43

The 1974 release of this album on the Fantasy group's Milestone label created an instant impact and launched one of the most exciting and tempestuous vocalists of the decade. Flora Purim and her husband, the brilliant percussionist Airto Moreira, had been part of Chick Corea's "Return to Forever" band, and Airto had gained much attention with Miles Davis, but this record combined their Brazilian rhythms for the first time with the "fusion" jazz of players like George Duke and Stanley Clarke. The result was a high-energy music of enormous appeal.

with Joe Henderson, George Duke, David Amaro, Ernie Hood, Stanley Clarke, Airto Moreira

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