Flora Purim

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Brazilian Latin jazz vocalist, born on March 6, 1942 in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, whose work spans the 1970s to the present. Married Brazilian drummer & percussionist Airto Moreira in 1972. Their daughter Diana Moreira Booker is also a singer.
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BBL-1304 Flora Purim - Flora É M.P.M. album art Flora Purim Flora É M.P.M. (Album) RCA BBL-1304 Brazil 1964 Sell This Version
M-9052 Flora Purim - Butterfly Dreams album art Flora Purim Butterfly Dreams (Album) Milestone (4) M-9052 US 1973 Sell This Version
M-9058 Flora Purim - Stories To Tell album art Flora Purim Stories To Tell (Album) Milestone (4) M-9058 US 1974 Sell This Version
M-9065 Flora Purim - Open Your Eyes You Can Fly album art Flora Purim Open Your Eyes You Can Fly (Album) Milestone (4) M-9065 US 1976 Sell This Version
210.5001 Flora Purim - 500 Miles High album art Flora Purim 500 Miles High (Album) Milestone (4) 210.5001 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
M-9110 Flora Purim - Encounter album art Flora Purim Encounter (Album) Milestone (4) M-9110 France 1977 Sell This Version
SMJ-6172 Flora Purim - Nothing Will Be As It Was...Tomorrow album art Flora Purim Nothing Will Be As It Was...Tomorrow (Album) Warner Bros. Records SMJ-6172 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
L-36,627, L 36627, M-9084 Flora Purim - Everyday, Everynight album art Flora Purim Everyday, Everynight (Album) Warner Bros. Records L-36,627, L 36627, M-9084 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
L36519 Flora Purim - That's What She Said album art Flora Purim That's What She Said (Album) Milestone (4) L36519 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
WB 56 724 Flora Purim - Carry On album art Flora Purim Carry On (Album) Warner Bros. Records WB 56 724 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
RR-12 Flora Purim - Däfos album art Mickey Hart, Airto*, Flora Purim Mickey Hart, Airto*, Flora Purim - Däfos (Album) Reference Recordings RR-12 US 1983 Sell This Version
K26-6394 Flora Purim - Humble People album art Flora Purim & Airto* Flora Purim & Airto* - Humble People (Album) Concord Records K26-6394 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
RR24 Flora Purim - Three-Way Mirror album art Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Joe Farrell Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Joe Farrell - Three-Way Mirror (Album) Reference Recordings RR24 US 1985 Sell This Version
CR-5001 Flora Purim - The Magicians album art Flora Purim And Airto* Flora Purim And Airto* - The Magicians (Album) Crossover Records (5) CR-5001 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
CD 001 Flora Purim - The Colours Of Life album art Airto Moreira / Flora Purim Airto Moreira / Flora Purim - The Colours Of Life (Album) In+Out Records CD 001 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
70003 Flora Purim - The Midnight Sun album art Flora Purim The Midnight Sun (Album) Venture 70003 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
K25Y-16047, CCD-45003 Flora Purim - The Sun Is Out album art Flora Purim & Airto* Flora Purim & Airto* - The Sun Is Out (Album) Crossover Records (5) K25Y-16047, CCD-45003 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
89009-2 Flora Purim - Queen Of The Night album art Flora Purim Queen Of The Night(CD, Album) Sound Wave Records 89009-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
BW 048 Flora Purim - The Flight album art Flora Purim The Flight(CD, Album) B&W Music BW 048 UK 1994 Sell This Version
BW044 Flora Purim - Speed Of Light album art Flora Purim Speed Of Light (Album) B&W Music BW044 UK 1995 Sell This Version
JHCD056 Flora Purim - Excuse Me, Do I Know You? (A Tribute To Ronnie Scott) album art John Critchinson Quartet Featuring Pat Crumly Guests Flora Purim & Georgie Fame John Critchinson Quartet Featuring Pat Crumly Guests Flora Purim & Georgie Fame - Excuse Me, Do I Know You? (A Tribute To Ronnie Scott)(CD, Album) Ronnie Scott's Jazz House JHCD056 UK 1998 Sell This Version
72438-12454-2-2 Flora Purim - Flora Purim Sings Milton Nascimento album art Flora Purim Flora Purim Sings Milton Nascimento (Album) Narada Jazz, M.E.L.T. 2000 72438-12454-2-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
70876-15289-2-3 Flora Purim - Perpetual Emotion album art Flora Purim Perpetual Emotion (Album) Narada Jazz, Virgin 70876-15289-2-3 US 2000 Sell This Version
70876-17590-2-0 Flora Purim - Speak No Evil album art Flora Purim Speak No Evil (Album) Narada Jazz, Virgin 70876-17590-2-0 US 2002 Sell This Version
72434-77129-2-0 Flora Purim - Flora's Song album art Flora Purim Flora's Song (Album) Narada Jazz 72434-77129-2-0 Europe 2005 Sell This Version

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jussumen

September 24, 2004
edited over 16 years ago
Flora Purim is/was most famous for her Vocals for the Chik Corea Project "Return To Foreve"r . There she added her playful and optimistic flavour on Songs as the classic "What Game Shall We Play Today" on the 1972 selftitled debut album "Return To Forever" a milestone in the combination of Jazz / Rock with popular music... The Return To Forever personal was an all-star line-up including the Brazilian Flora Purim (till 1974)+ her husband Airto Moreira on percussion . In 1974tshe released her first international released Solo album. A 5 year jail sentence for trafficking Cocaine stopped her from becoming a more known artist.But she still stayed busy in the Jazz Scene and toured Solo or with her husband and with countless other formations . Recently she took a pretty successful sidestep to the World Music market and co-operated with London Drum 'n Bass artists Marc & Dego of 4 Hero and Bill Laswell , just to name a few. Her voiv´ce is still immediately recognizable. She sings proper english songs, but her real strength are those brazilian Songs , where she leaves behind all conventional arrangements or melodies and lets her voice flow free to make the most astonishing sound ! Thus reminding of the incredible use of percussions by Airto Moreira, who sometimes made Solo Shows with selfmade percussion instruments in the shape of fantasy animal sculptures , where each "bone" is tuned in a special note.

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