Flora Purim

Encounter OJCCD 798 2
  • CAT # OJCCD-798-25

    1. Windows 5:37
    2. Latinas 3:42
    3. URI (The Wind) 6:06
    4. Dedicated To Bruce 4:12
    5. Above The Rainbow 2:59
    6. Tomara (I Wish) 4:06
    7. Encounter 7:19
    8. Black Narcissus 6:49

The passionate and dramatic Brazilian singer is involved here in encounters with leading musicians from her native land and the United States. They include Hermeto Pascoal, a primal force in Brazilian music; Purim’s husband Airto Moreira, a one-man percussion army; Joe Henderson, in 1976 as now a tenor saxophonist of stunning originality; pianist McCoy Tyner and bassist Ron Carter, mainstays of modern jazz. The repertoire reflects the best of both worlds, with memorable performances of Chick Corea’s “Windows” and Henderson’s “Black Narcissus,” now established classics.

with Airto, Ron Carter, Ndugu (Leon Chancler), Googie Coppola, Raul De Souza, Urszula Dudziak, George Duke, Joe Henderson, Alphonso Johnson, Byron Miller, Hermeto Pascoal, McCoy Tyner

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