Airto Moreira

Free - 180 Gram (CTI 6020)

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Free - 180 Gram

Airto Moreira

Speakers Corner

4260019715135

LPS 149645

CTI 6020

JAZZ

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Free - 180 Gram

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LP 23,96 €

5 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

PERSONNEL:

AIRTO MOREIRA, percussion, flute
FLORA PURIM, vocals
JOE FARRELL, flute, sax
GARNETT BROWN, trombone
ALAN RUBIN, trumpet, flugelhorn
HUMBERT LAWS, flute
GEORGE BENSON, guitar
KEITH JARRETT, piano
CHICK COREA, electric piano
RON CARTE, STANLEY CLARKE, bass

Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA, April & May 1972.

SIDE A:

01. Return To Forever
02. Flora´s Song

SIDE B:

01. Free
02. Lucky Southern
03. Creek (Arroio)

For his first big project with the noncommittal yet promising title "Free", the drummer and percussionist Airto Moreira gathered together several innovative jazz musicians - first and foremost Chick Corea. Chick steps into the limelight in "Return To Forever", with its mystical, genial introductory melody, which plants itself deep down in the convolutions of the brain, rather like a siren’s fusion song. Moreira is totally concentrated on his own thing in "Free", an awesome improvisation with innumerable rhythms and both brilliant and subdued sound-colouring whereby time is tautened and then stretched again and again. Alongside this closely-knit performance we find intense pieces such as "Flora’s Song", a light and airy Latin number ("Lucky Southern"), and a bebop Brasilian mood ("Creek"). This is music created by free thinkers who are masters of their craft.