Flora Purim

Flora Purim

Real Name:
Flora Purim
b. March 6, 1942 - Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Latin jazz vocalist from Brazil whose work spans from the 70s to the present.
Married to brazilian percussionist Airto Moreira.
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Flora Purim Discography


BBL-1304 Flora Purim Flora e M.P.M. (Album) RCA BBL-1304 Brazil 1964 Sell This Version
M 47015 Flora Purim Butterfly Dreams (Album) Milestone Records M 47015 France 1973 Sell This Version
OJC-619 (M-9058) Flora Purim Stories To Tell (Album) Milestone Records OJC-619 (M-9058) US 1974 Sell This Version
210.5001 Flora Purim 500 Miles High (Album) Milestone Records 210.5001 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
9102 Flora Purim Open Your Eyes You Can Fly (Album) Milestone Records 9102 France 1976 Sell This Version
M-9110 Flora Purim Encounter (Album) Milestone Records M-9110 France 1977 Sell This Version
SMJ-6172 Flora Purim Nothing Will Be As It Was...Tomorrow (Album) Warner Bros. Records SMJ-6172 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
M-9084 Flora Purim Everyday, Everynight (Album) Warner Bros. Records M-9084 Europe 1978 Sell This Version
M-9081 Flora Purim That's What She Said (Album) Milestone Records M-9081 US 1978 Sell This Version
36.128 Flora Purim Carry On (Album) Warner Bros. Records 36.128 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
SN 7184 Airto* Featuring Flora Purim Airto* Featuring Flora Purim - Brazilian Heatwave (Album) Accord (2) SN 7184 US 1982 Sell This Version
RR-12 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 & Airto* Flora Purim & Airto* - Humble People (Album) Concord Records K26-6394 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
RR24 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 And Airto* Flora Purim And Airto* - The Magicians (Album) Crossover Records (5) CR-5001 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
In+Out Records CD 001 Airto Moreira / Flora Purim Airto Moreira / Flora Purim - The Colours Of Life (Album) In+Out Records In+Out Records CD 001 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
70003 Flora Purim The Midnight Sun (Album) Venture 70003 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
CR-5003 Flora Purim & Airto* Flora Purim & Airto* - The Sun Is Out (Album) Crossover Records (5) CR-5003 US 1989 Sell This Version
BW 048 Flora Purim The Flight(CD, Album) B&W Music BW 048 UK 1994 Sell This Version
BW044 Flora Purim Speed Of Light (Album) B&W Music BW044 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
JHCD056 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
70876-15289-2-3 Flora Purim Perpetual Emotion (Album) Narada Jazz, Virgin 70876-15289-2-3 US 2000 Sell This Version
CCD2-4973-2 Flora Purim & Airto* Flora Purim & Airto* - Wings Of Imagination(2xCD, Album) Concord Vista CCD2-4973-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
70876-17590-2-0 Flora Purim Speak No Evil (Album) Narada Jazz, Virgin 70876-17590-2-0 US 2002 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

LCD 111 Flora Purim Barquinho de Papel / Jeito Bom de Sofrer / Preciso Aprender A Ser So / Gente RCA Victor LCD 111 Brazil 1964 Sell This Version


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September 24, 2004
edited over 11 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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