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Airto Moreira

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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 shaking and banging on the floor every time the radio played a hot song

Album

Trust

Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Reindeer Glue; Trust; The Church of Getting Up In The Morning; All Cows Eat Grass; Colvin; Mr. Moriera; Furtive; Twankle; Alberto; Bipolar Bear.

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Airto Moreira

Jazz Musician of the Day: Airto Moreira

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 ...

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Article: Album Review

Flora Purim: If You Will

Read "If You Will" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Everyone loves a great comeback, and, after a lengthy hiatus, Flora Purim obliges with If You Will, the Brazilian's first studio album since Flora's Song (Narada, 2005). Released to coincide with her 80th birthday, If You Will is a somewhat nostalgic celebration that polishes a few old gems from a recording career that began--under military dictatorship--with ...

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Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 07:21

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Article: Interview

Gretchen Parlato: Pursuing Her Passion

Read "Gretchen Parlato: Pursuing Her Passion" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


"I haven't gotten dressed up like that for a few years," says singer Gretchen Parlato with an infectious chuckle. “It'll be nice." The unassuming and down-to earth Parlato was breezily referring to the 2021 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 31. Her latest album Flor (Edition Records), inspired by the music of Brazil, ...

Album

Flor

Label: Edition Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: É Preciso Perdoar; Sweet Love; Magnus; Rosa; What Does a Lion Say?; Roy Allan; Wonderful; Cello Suite No. 1, BWV 1007: Minuet I / II; No Plan.

Album

Tide

Label: Elemental Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Side 1: Girl From Ipanema; Carinhoso; Tema Jazz; Sue Ann; Remember. Side 2: Tide; Takatanga; Caribe; Rockanalia.

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News: Event

Djerassi Films Presents: Resurrection! Airto Moreira And Preservation Hall Jazz Band At The 24th Unaff

Djerassi Films Presents: Resurrection! Airto Moreira And Preservation Hall Jazz Band  At The 24th Unaff

Djerassi Films is excited to present Resurrection! Airto Moreira and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the 24th UNAFF on Saturday, Oct. 23rd. In this new documentary, producer/director Dale Djerassi brings two powerful forces in the world of jazz together and takes us behind the scenes as famed percussionist Airto Moreira joins the Preservation Hall Jazz ...

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News: TV / Film

Djerassi Films Presents 'Resurrection! Airto Moreira And Preservation Hall Jazz Band'

Djerassi Films Presents 'Resurrection! Airto Moreira And  Preservation Hall Jazz Band'

With an upcoming premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival Djerassi Films is excited to present Resurrection! Airto Moreira and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. In this new documentary, producer/director Dale Djerassi brings two powerful forces in the world of jazz together and takes us behind the scenes as famed percussionist Airto Moreira joins the Preservation Hall ...


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