Jazz Musician of the Day: Airto Moreira

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All About Jazz is celebrating Airto Moreira's birthday today!

Airto Moreira made an immediate impact on the American jazz scene by being the first Brazilian percussionist to be playing a lot of different instruments at the same time. He brought them all together with an avant-garde, progressive sensibility, and revolutionized the role of percussion, both in jazz and popular music. After him it was a wave, and he was at the forefront with his work with Miles, Weather Report, and Return to Forever.

Airto Moreira was born in 1941 in the small village of Itaiopolis- south Brasil, and was raised in Curitiba. Even before he could walk he would start...Read more.

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