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Genres: Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Flora Purim is the critically acclaimed Brazilian-jazz vocalist who has been making excellent albums for over three decades. In the late 70's she made three outstanding albums for Warner Bros. records, none of which hav... more »
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Flora Purim is the critically acclaimed Brazilian-jazz vocalist who has been making excellent albums for over three decades. In the late 70's she made three outstanding albums for Warner Bros. records, none of which have been issued on CD until now. Wounded Bird Records proudly presents Carry On originally released in 1979. Produced by George Duke, he is also featured on keyboards. Also featured are her husband, Airto, plus Al Jarreau, Joe Farrell, Ronnie Foster, Bobby Lyle & Michael Sembello. It features a rousing rendition of Jeff Beck's 'Freeway Jam'. 2002.
Flora & George Duke weave Brazilian magic together
J. Levinson | Media, PA USA | 09/25/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In 1979, George Duke took a break from his funky R&B successes to produce this Brazilian-jazz fusion record for Flora Purim. The result is one of Flora's best albums. Milton Nascimento's "From the Lonely Afternoon" is a highlight, given a more intense, upbeat interpretation here than the version he recorded with Wayne Shorter on "Native Dancer". Duke's original contribution, "Carry On", displays his polished R&B techniques, seasoned with a heavy dash of Brazilian spice. Max Middleton's "Freeway Jam", a Jeff Beck Group hit, is another highlight, with Flora's voice replacing Beck's guitar as the primary melody instrument."