Flora Purim Encounter
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- Released: January 26, 1994
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: OJC
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Personnel: Flora Purim, Airto, Ron Carter, Ndugu Leon Chancler, Googie Coppola, Raul de Souza, Urszula Dudziak, George Duke, Hugo Fattoruso, Joe Henderson, Alphonso Johnson, Byron Miller, Hermeto Pascoal, McCoy Tyner.
Recorded in 1975 & 1976.
Personnel: Flora Purim (vocals, background vocals); Hermeto Pascoal (vocals, electric piano, Clavinet); Googie Coppola, Urszula Dudziak (vocals); Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone); Raul de Souza (bass trombone); George Duke (piano, electric piano, synthesizer); McCoy Tyner (electric piano); Hugo Fattoruso (synthesizer, Moog synthesizer); Alphonso Johnson , Byron Miller (electric bass); Airto Moreira (drums, congas, percussion); Leon "Ndugu" Chancler (drums).
Recording information: A & R Recording Studios, New York, NY (04/1976-02/1977); Paramount Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA (04/1976-02/1977).
Unknown Contributor Roles: George Duke; Googie Coppola; Joe Henderson; Airto Moreira; McCoy Tyner; Alphonso Johnson ; Leon "Ndugu" Chancler; Raul de Souza; Ron Carter ; Urszula Dudziak; Hermeto Pascoal; Byron Miller.
This was one of Flora Purim's finest all-around jazz recordings, and it is luckily available on CD. Purim is featured in a variety of challenging and stimulating settings: on two numbers ("Above the Rainbow" and "Tomara") with pianist McCoy Tyner; teamed up with tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson on Chick Corea's "Windows" and "Black Narcissus"; and utilizing such players as bass trombonist Raul DeSouza, keyboardists Hermeto Pascoal and George Duke, and singer Urszula Dudziak (who is heard on "Encounter") plus Flora's husband, percussionist Airto. The music is primarily group originals and finds Flora Purim in peak form. Highly recommended. ~ Scott Yanow
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