Thursday 27th June 2019
- Saturday 29th June 2019
£30.00 - £52.50
Flora Purim - vocals
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.
+ support (early shows): CARLOS EZEQUIEL QUARTET
CARLOS EZEQUIEL QUARTET feat. CARLOS EZEQUIEL drums ANT LAW guitar RONAN GUILFOYLE bass VITOR ALCANTARA tenor sax
CARLOS EZEQUIEL is a Brazilian drummer, composer and music producer. With a career spanning over 20 years, he is releasing his new album “Circular”, presenting compositions which bring together references from Contemporary Jazz and Brazilian music.
The album includes NY Jazz stars David Binney (alto sax) and Lage Lund (guitar). For these concerts at Ronnie Scott`s in London, Carlos is bringing a quartet comprised by Ant Law (guitar), Ronan Guilfoyle (bass) and Vitor
Alcântara (tenor sax).
Originally from Maceió, northeast of Brazil, Carlos lived in the USA in the late 1990`s. Back to his native land in 2000, he was soon nominated for the Visa Music Awards and the Latin Grammy. Currently living in São Paulo, he is a
member of legendary percussionist Airto Moreira`s new group,; also plays with the Sizão Machado Quarteto; and works constantly as music producer for several
Brazilian Jazz artists. He has performed with well-known American jazz artists such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, David Liebman, George Garzone; produced the highly accalaimed album “A Saga da Travessia” (Letieres Leite & Orkestra
Rumpilezz, 2016); and performed and produced on Airto`s newest album, “Aluê” (2017), which was nominated for the Latin Grammy 2019.
Tell us what you think of Airto Moreira & Flora Purim, + support (early shows): CARLOS EZEQUIEL QUARTET below..