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    Posted: March 19 2007 at 22:06
Alright just got a listen to her album Encounter and thought it was... interesting, to say the least, very avant-jazz stuff (quite proggy, too). Also is in good company: for example, you might recognize her ex-RTF partner and husband Airto Moreira, teamed up with McCoy Tyner, Ron Carter, good ol' George Duke and Joe Henderson, as well as brazilian musicians such as Raul De Souza and Hemeto Pascoal.
 
 Another album I had from her was Everyday, Everynight, in which she teamed up with Jaco Pastorius; though that one was leaning more towards smooth jazz I thought it had it's crazed moments; great smooth stuff I must say.
 
 Do any of you own more albums from this 6-octave (presumably) singer?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2007 at 23:08
I OWN ONE album of 1972 of she with return to forever

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2007 at 00:07
Oh well that one... of course many RTF aficionados might know her for their first two albums... and I thought her first solo albums were even wicker than any RTF album period
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2007 at 08:30
My favorite Floa Purim has got to be "Butterfly Dreams".  I'd also recommend "Open Your Eyes You Can Fly".
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2007 at 11:47
Originally posted by dwill123 dwill123 wrote:

My favorite Floa Purim has got to be "Butterfly Dreams".  I'd also recommend "Open Your Eyes You Can Fly".
 
 
 
Open Your Eyes also has some great session bass playing from Alphonso Johnson. Don't Flora and Airto largely play and record latin jazz dance nowadays - seemed to be booked for the whole of  the month of January  through the early 00's at Ronnie Scott's Club in London. Also the main act on B&W Records through the 90's -and that was latin jazz dance.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2007 at 12:37
Originally posted by Dick Heath Dick Heath wrote:

Originally posted by dwill123 dwill123 wrote:

My favorite Floa Purim has got to be "Butterfly Dreams".  I'd also recommend "Open Your Eyes You Can Fly".
 
 
 
Open Your Eyes also has some great session bass playing from Alphonso Johnson. Don't Flora and Airto largely play and record latin jazz dance nowadays - seemed to be booked for the whole of  the month of January  through the early 00's at Ronnie Scott's Club in London. Also the main act on B&W Records through the 90's -and that was latin jazz dance.
 
Also a reunion with Chick Corea, I think it was about 2 years ago (or so I heard).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2007 at 12:39
Originally posted by dwill123 dwill123 wrote:

My favorite Floa Purim has got to be "Butterfly Dreams".  I'd also recommend "Open Your Eyes You Can Fly".
 
 
 
 
 
 I've yet to hear those albums, are they as wicked as Encounter?, don't have much against it, just that the occasional moaning was quite a turn-off (which rarely happens in given circumstancesLOL)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2007 at 19:04
I love Flora purin Voice.
I have the stuff that she did with The return to Forever, Which I love I also got this:
great stuff if you don't have it highly recommended.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2007 at 19:12
Originally posted by darksideof darksideof wrote:

I love Flora purin Voice.
I have the stuff that she did with The return to Forever, Which I love I also got this:
great stuff if you don't have it highly recommended.
 
 Which reminds me I did see a cassette by Airto De Moreira called The Sun Is Out which by handwritting (presumably my old manWink) only was credited Airto... I now found out it was really a Flora Purim album with Airto. Gotta give it a good listen once I search again through the dustLOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2007 at 12:58
I have love reborn of 1980
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2007 at 13:59
Wow just lended an ear or two (and many more) to Sun Is Out and I was reminded I heard it before, I just didn't know it was really a Purim album with Airto Moreira (hell even played it in my tape player as I laid down to sleep). I remember I liked it just as much as I'm doing now I just didn't play it in quite some time (I have my certain periods for listening to stuff). Fact is that I got hooked again with it; another fact is that it does tend to wander a bit in jazz-rock and even bits of prog territory (reminds me of Gentle Giant at times, go figure); of course not careless to notice that latin/bossa jazz is the focal point.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2007 at 16:14
this is one of yhe best progressive albums ever
 
The Other Side Of This
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When you step into THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS, leave your preconceptions behind -- about Airto as jazz giant, about music as solely entertainment. This is a work like no other in a long and remarkable career, a testimony to Airto's lifelong fascination with the confluence of music and spirit. Airto explains, "This is a recording of sounds as well as songs, healing sounds that can lift your spirits and transport you to another plane. It is not a creation of my intellect, but of my spirit and soul. Since my childhood in Brazil I have been exposed on many occasions to spiritual phenomena. I have learned from my friends and elders that human beings are formed of three basic elements: physical, mental, and spiritual. We also have two bodies, the physical body and the spiritual body, or aura. The spirit body can travel to places that the material body cannot. It is these places I speak of when I say 'the other side of this.'"

Airto's belief in the power of music as a medium for physical and spiritual healing began during his earliest formative years. He was born -- in 1941 in Santa Catarina, Brazil -- into a family of itinerant healers. His grandmother was a nomadic spiritual healer who traveled from village to village, treating the sick with herbs and ancient wisdoms. She gave him his first tambourine when he was two years old. His father also treated the afflicted, practicing Kardecism to channel healing techniques from the spirit world. Airto says his father taught him "how to interact with the spirit world, and I learned that I, too, shared my family's history of healing -- the difference was that I healed with sound."

THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS was recorded at the home studio of producer and Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart in 1991. It was the latest of their many collaborative projects over the years, since meeting when Miles Davis opened for the Dead at the Fillmore West in 1970. Airto's percussive genius is featured in a diverse array of musical settings, performing solo, or in combination with the stellar cast of featured musicians assembled at Hart's home. The album's 13 selections, rooted in the Afro-Brazilian traditions of Airto's heritage, take the listener on an aural tour of imaginary landscapes; its liner notes provide guided visualizations to transport the listener step by step through a sweeping array of feelings, from reflection to celebration.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 24 2007 at 21:11
^^^just got a chance to take some samples and there's no jazz in there; although that's not the problem, it's that it crosses a path of spiritualism which I don't take. However keep those Airto and Flora suggestions flowing.
 
 As a sidenote, I heard once again the entire Encounter and it has grown on me a lot. In fact I might want to listen to it again soon enough.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2007 at 22:33
Resurrecting this thread to let know I recently heard Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly again, and it has a very jazz-rocky sound to it, a sort of latin jazz-rock album with also lots of funk inflexes. Indeed great job by Alphonso Thompson in the rhythm section with Airto Moreira, and Hermeto Pascoal brings some great phrasing as well. BTW the lyrics of the title track are credited to Vanessa Williams at some sitesConfused  
 
Also found this version by OOIOO  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma08IvICqAM a bit more avant but a bit too butchered


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2007 at 22:41
Originally posted by Chus Chus wrote:

Resurrecting this thread to let know I recently heard Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly again, and it has a very jazz-rocky sound to it, a sort of latin jazz-rock album with also lots of funk inflexes. Indeed great job by Alphonso Thompson in the rhythm section with Airto Moreira, and Ermeto Pascoal brings some great phrasing as well. BTW the lyrics of the title track are credited to Vanessa Williams at some sitesConfused  
 
Also found this version of OOIOO  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma08IvICqAM a bit more avant but a bit too butchered
I believe that  have the album of Vanessa Mae with this song I am not secure...............,but Vanessa Williams...is she the pop singer and actress that made a picture with Chayanne?...one question for you Chus ..you know the venezuelan singer Marisela Leal?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2007 at 22:51
I certainly hope it's not the one Vanessa Williams I think it is, and if it's credited to her, I don't believe she was on the music industry by 1976, was she?Confused meaning she might had plagiarised. I'm not sure though. I was searching and the Vanessa Williams I found were under 16 when the album was released, so I don't find it possible that any of the three could had written it at that time.
 
And I'm afraid I only heard Marisela by name (as far as I know I haven't heard her music). In fact I don't know many female singers in my country aside from some pop singers, as well as Maria Rivas and Biela Da Costa
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