Thursday, November 13, 2008

Airto Moreira - Free

Year : 1972
Label : CTI
Genre : Latin Jazz
Style : Free Improvisations, Samba Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Modal

One of the most famous Latin Jazz album, the best ever recorded by Airto for the famous label CTI records created by Creed Taylor (also in charge of Impulse ! & The Verve catalogues). This legendary Brazilian artist was a prominent international percussionist for the Creed Taylor studio musicians crew, has played with Hermeto Pascoal, Deodato or Freddie Hubbard, and likewise for argentine saxophonist, Gato Barbieri. The entire line-up is based on the Jazz Fusion band 'Return To Forever' featuring Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Joe Farrell, Flora Purim including others remarkable soloists (Jay BerlinerGeorge Benson, Ron Carter, Hubert Laws & Keith Jarrett). All are supported by brass band, strings ensemble, both conducted & arranged by Don Sebesky. Titles include the tribute Return To Forever composed by Chick Corea, Flora's "Purim" Song, the percussion suite "Free", Lucky Southern by Keith Jarrett and the samba tune, Creek (Arroio) by Victor Brazil. Recorded at studio Rudy Van Gelder.

Airto_vocals, percussions
Flora Purim_vocals
Chick Corea_piano, electric piano
Stanley Clarke_electric bass
Joe Farell_alto saxophone, flute
Ron Carter_bass
George Benson & Jay Berliner_guitar
Keith Jarrett_piano

And More...

01. Return To Forever
02. Flora's Song
03. Free
04. Lucky Southern
05. Creek (Arroio)

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