Airto Moreira

Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) Japanese Remastered 2002  Music

Posted by Designol at April 25, 2016
Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) Japanese Remastered 2002

Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) Japanese Remastered 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 275 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Fusion, Latin Jazz | Label: CTI/PJL | # MTCJ-4001 | Time: 00:35:27

The 1970s were banner years for Airto Moreira – not only because of his association with Chick Corea's Return to Forever and his work on wife Flora Purim's Milestone dates, but also, because of the generally superb work he did under Creed Taylor's supervision at CTI from 1972-74. One of the five-star gems that the Brazilian percussionist recorded for CTI was Fingers, which employs Purim on percussion and vocals, David Amaro on guitar, Hugo Fattoruso on keyboards and harmonica, Jorge Fattoruso on drums and Ringo Thielmann on electric bass. Produced by Taylor and recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's famous New Jersey studio, this LP demonstrates just how exciting and creative 1970s fusion could be. When Moreira and his colleagues blend jazz with Brazilian music, rock and funk on such cuts as "Wind Chant," "Tombo in 7/4" and "Romance of Death," the results are consistently enriching. Fingers is an album to savor.

Airto Moreira - Jump (1993) {West Wind}  

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 27, 2015
Airto Moreira - Jump (1993) {West Wind}

Airto Moreira - Jump (1993) {West Wind}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 223MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Fusion

Airto Moreira was born in Itaiópolis, Brazil, into a family of folk healers, and raised in Curitiba and São Paulo. Showing an extraordinary talent for music at a young age, he became a professional musician at age 13, noticed first as a member of the samba jazz pioneers Sambalanço Trio and for his landmark recording with Hermeto Pascoal in Quarteto Novo in 1967. Shortly after, he followed his wife Flora Purim to the United States.
Airto Moreira - Seeds On The Ground (1971) {Buddah Records}

Airto Moreira - Seeds On The Ground (1971) {Buddah Records}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 271MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, World Fusion

The most high-profile percussionist of the 1970s and still among the most famous, Airto Moreira (often simply known by his first name) helped make percussion an essential part of many modern jazz groups; his tambourine solos can border on the amazing. Airto originally studied guitar and piano before becoming a percussionist. He played locally in Brazil, collected and studied over 120 different percussion instruments, and in 1968 moved to the U.S. with his wife, singer Flora Purim. Airto played with Miles Davis during part of 1969-1970, appearing on several records (most notably Live Evil). He worked with Lee Morgan for a bit in 1971, was an original member of Weather Report, and in 1972 was part of Chick Corea's initial version of Return to Forever with Flora Purim.

Airto Moreira - Homeless (2000)  

Posted by tiburon at June 22, 2013
Airto Moreira - Homeless (2000)

Airto Moreira - Homeless (2000)
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 419MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Latin Jazz

Although Airto Moreira was never a jazz purist, most of his work has been jazz-oriented. From his years with Chick Corea's first Return to Forever lineup to his classic CTI dates of the 1970s to his work on wife Flora Purim's albums, the Brazilian drummer/vocalist has been known for combining jazz with Brazilian music, rock, and funk. No one could ever accuse Purim's husband of being someone who is only interested in showing the world how fast he can play John Coltrane's "Giant Steps," but it is safe to say that most of Moreira's work has been jazz-oriented even though it isn't straight-ahead bop. Homeless, however, is a Moreira project that has very little to do with jazz. This diverse, highly rhythmic CD draws on everything from pop, funk, hip-hop, and Afro-Brazilian tribal chanting to club and rave music, but jazz considerations aren't a priority.

Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) [Repost]  

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 15, 2013
Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) [Repost]

Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 241MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Latin Jazz

The 1970s were banner years for Airto Moreira–not only because of his association with Chick Corea's Return to Forever and his work on wife Flora Purim's Milestone dates, but also, because of the generally superb work he did under Creed Taylor's supervision at CTI from 1972-74. One of the five-star gems that the Brazilian percussionist recorded for CTI was Fingers, which employs Purim on percussion and vocals, David Amaro on guitar, Hugo Fattoruso on keyboards and harmonica, Jorge Fattoruso on drums and Ringo Thielmann on electric bass. Produced by Taylor and recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's famous New Jersey studio, this LP demonstrates just how exciting and creative 1970s fusion could be.

Airto Moreira - I'm Fine How Are You? (1977)  

Posted by tiburon at June 2, 2012
Airto Moreira - I'm Fine How Are You? (1977)

Airto Moreira - I'm Fine How Are You? (1977)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 285MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 120MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Brazilian Jazz, Fusion

Executed flawlessly and recorded with crystal clear presence, the eight tracks that make up this album present Airto at his most diverse. Vocalist Ruben Rada makes both “Meni Devol” and “La Tumbadora” come to life with falsetto forays that soar above Airto's complex and organic groundwork. Furthermore, the percussive battery is supported additionally by masters Manolo Badrena and Laudir de Oliveira (a member of the pop group Chicago at the time). As an added bonus, the late Jaco Pastorius contributes a typically fine lead voice to the dark and brooding “Nativity”.

Airto Moreira - The Other Side Of This (1992) [Repost]  

Posted by tiburon at June 21, 2012
Airto Moreira - The Other Side Of This (1992) [Repost]

Airto Moreira - The Other Side Of This (1992)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 200dpi | 311MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 138MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: World Fusion, Ethnic

Using voice, drum, whistle, chimes, shakers, rattle, tambourine, and didgeridoo, Airto and company make music that comes from all regions and belongs to none. These are songs for ritual and healing, based on many cultures. The mood is ethereal, yet because of the predominance of percussion, also powerful. New age music with punch.

Airto Moreira - The Other Side of This (1992)  Music

Posted by intothe at June 22, 2009
Airto Moreira - The Other Side of This (1992)

Airto Moreira - The Other Side of This (1992)
World Fusion | EAC rip (FLAC+CUE+LOG) | 343 MB | full scans
Rykodisc | 58:42 | RAR with 5% recovery

Airto Moreira - Natural Feelings (1970)  

Posted by axess at Nov. 17, 2008
Airto Moreira - Natural Feelings (1970)

Airto Moreira - Natural Feelings
MP3 | 192 kbps | 50.7 MB | 9 Tracks
1970 | NO COVERS | 1 CD | JAZZ

Airto Moreira- Free (1972)  

Posted by axess at Nov. 17, 2008
Airto Moreira- Free (1972)

Airto Moreira- Free
MP3 | VBR 205 kbps | 71 MB | 7 Tracks
1972 | NO COVERS | 1 CD | JAZZ