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."