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20 Sep 2016

Airto “Fingers” 1973 US Latin Jazz














Airto  “Fingers” 1973 US Latin Jazz
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The 1970s were banner years for Airto Moreira – not only because of his association with Chick Corea’s Return to Forever and his work on wife Flora Purim’s Milestone dates, but also, because of the generally superb work he did under Creed Taylor’s supervision at CTI from 1972-74. One of the five-star gems that the Brazilian percussionist recorded for CTI was Fingers, which employs Purim on percussion and vocals, David Amaro on guitar, Hugo Fattoruso on keyboards and harmonica, Jorge Fattoruso on drums and Ringo Thielmann on electric bass. Produced by Taylor and recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s famous New Jersey studio, this LP demonstrates just how exciting and creative 1970s fusion could be. When Moreira and his colleagues blend jazz with Brazilian music, rock and funk on such cuts as “Wind Chant,” “Tombo in 7/4” and “Romance of Death,” the results are consistently enriching. Fingers is an album to savor.by allmusic…….
Airto Moreira: (Airto Moreira Guimorvan) (Itaiópolis, Santa Catarina, August 5, 1951) is a drummer, percussionist and composer brasileño.Aprendió singing, piano, violin, mandolin and music theory in Ponta Grossa, and in 1956, moved to Curitiba. In 1962 created the Sambalanço Trio, along with César Camargo Mariano and Humberto Cláiber, between 1966 and 1969 integrated the Quarteto Novo with Teo de Barros, Heraldo do Monte and Hermeto Pascoal, and in the late 60s he moved to the United States with his wife , jazz singer Flora Purim.Después moving to the US, Airto began playing regularly with jazz musicians in New York, including Walter Booker bassist. Through Booker, Airto began playing with Joe Zawinul, who in turn introduced him to Miles Miles Davis.En this time was experimenting with electronic instruments and rock and funk rhythms, a form that shortly I been called jazz fusion. Airto was to participate in several of the most important projects of this new form musical.Airto Miles was left with about two years of touring and participating in the creation of the seminal fusion recording Bitches Brew Shortly after leaving Miles, Miles Airto is he joined other alumni of Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter and Miroslav Vitous in his group Weather Report, playing percussion in his first álbum.Salió Weather Report (replaced by Muruga Booker for his album Sweetnighter) to join fellow student Miles Chick Korea ’s Return to the new battery siempre.Tocaba band Return to Forever in the first two albums, Back to eternity and light as a feather. These albums are regarded today as classics of the genre of fusion. Airto was a contributor to many of the Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart ’s world music / percussion albums on Rykodisc’ s World collection, including Apocalypse Now session, Dafos, Al Borde, and Planet Drum. Airto has played with many of the biggest names on the Jazz Cannonball Adderley, Lee Morgan, Paul Desmond, Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, John McLaughlin, Keith Jarrett, Al Di Meola, Zakir Hussain, George Duke and Mickey Hart . He has also played with symphony orchestras and solo percussionist, and during live performances often includes a samba solo, which emulates the sound of a whole band with one pandeiro. He introduces himself to the audience often with a lesson in the pronunciation of his name, “the eyes, ears, feet”. In addition to recordings and concerts of jazz, who has composed the music and contributed to film and television (including the results of Apocalypse Now and Last Tango in Paris), which plays in the reopening of the Library of Alexandria, Egypt (along with professor of ethnomusicology partner Halim El-Dabh), and teaches at UCLA in California and Brazil Camp.

FINGERS - Airto Moreira in the 1970s were banner years for Airto Moreira - not only because of its association with Chick Corea ’s Back to eternity and his work on the wife Flora Purim’ s milestone dates, but also generally due to the excellent work performed under Creed Taylor’s CTI S supervision in 1972-74. One of the jewels of five-star Brazilian percussionist was recorded for CTI Fingers, which employs Purim on percussion and vocals, David Amaro on guitar, Hugo Fattoruso on keyboards and harmonica, Jorge Fattoruso on drums and Ringo Thielmann in low electric. Taylor produced and recorded by Rudy Van Gelder in the famous studio in New Jersey, this LP demonstrates how exciting and creative 1970s could be the merger. When Moreira and colleagues mixes Brazilian music with jazz, rock and funk of those cuts as “Wind Chant”, “Tombo in 7/4” and “Romance of Death”, the results are always enriching. Fingers is an album to enjoy. ~ Alex Henderson. …..
Airto Moreira - percussion, drums, vocals
Flora Purim - percussion, vocals
David Amaro - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12 string guitar
Hugo Fattoruso - keyboards, harmonica, vocals
Jorge Fattoruso - drums, vocals
Ringo Thielmann - bass, vocals 
Discography

1971) Natural Feelings (Skye/Buddah)
1971) Seeds On The Ground - The Natural Sounds Of Airto (Cobblestone)
1972) Free (CTI)
1973) Fingers (CTI)
1974) Virgin Land (Salvation)
1975) Identity (Arista)
1976) Promises Of The Sun (Arista)
1977) I’m Fine. How Are You? (Warner Bros)
1979) Touching You…Touching Me (Warner Bros.)
1986) Latino/Aqui Se Puede (Montuno)
1988) Samba De Flora (Montuno)
1989) Struck By Lightning (Virgin/Venture)
1992) The Other Side Of This(Rykodisc)
1993) Airto And The Gods Of Jazz - Killer Bees (B&W)
1998) Revenge Of The Killer Bees (Electric M.E.L.T.)
2000) Homeless (M.E.L.T. 2000)
2003) Life After That (Narada World) 

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