FLORA PURIM vocals
AIRTO MOREIRA percussions
JOSE NETO el. guitar
FRANK MARTIN keyboards
GARY BROWN el bass
CELSO ALBERTI drums
Airto Moreira is a percussionist and singer who gained worldwide recognition after working with Miles Davis from 1969 to 1971. Flora Purim is equally praised as one of the most influential singers of her generation. Together, their discographies add up to over 40 albums, including Airto`s latest CD “Aluê” - nominated for the Latin Grammy 2018 as Best Instrumental Album.
Brazilian musicians AIRTO MOREIRA and FLORA PURIM both hold widely acclaimed careers spanning almost 50 years. After a period away from performing together, they are back on stage in a new European tour.
Airto was a sought-after musician in Brazil in the early 60’s, when he often worked with the likes of Hermeto Pascoal, Cesar Camargo Mariano and Milton Nascimento. In 1967, he moved to New York to meet with his lifetime partner, singer Flora Purim.
Soon Airto would become a member of the Miles Davis group, and later Airto and Flora would join Chick Corea in his new group Return to Forever. From that on, both artists` biographies would be a who`s who of the contemporary music in decades to come, including names such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Dizzy Gilespie, Cannonball Adderley, Lee Morgan, Dave Holland, Keith Jarrett, Jack de Johnette, Ron Carter, John McLaughlin, Quincy Jones, George Duke, Mickey Hart, Paul Simon, Carlos Santana, Michael Brecker, Zakir Hussain, Stanley Clarke and Joe Zawinul, among many others.
In the early 1970`s, both Airto and Flora started their solo careers, which often crossed paths and interacted. They constantly recorded and toured together, culminating in the combustive group Fourth World in the 1990`s.
After a sabbatical period, Airto recorded Aluê - his first album ever made in his native Brazil, presented in an European tour in 2018. Now Flora is back on stage with Airto in a new tour to revisit some of their brightest moments and continue to challenge the borders of creative music.
It is the heart that responds to Airto and Flora's extraordinary talents. Open your ears and you will fly.