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Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly: Flora Purim Birthday


Tune in for a special mix celebrating the birthday of Flora Purim, one of the most iconic Brazilian singers of all time. Here you’ll find a musical timeline delving into her energy, the people, the musicians and the causes Flora Purim loved most.

As a Brazilian jazz singer who rose to prominence through collaborations with Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke on Return To Forever, her contribution to the genre remains invaluable. Born in Rio to Jewish parents, her career spans from the 1960s, with bossa nova EP Flora e M.P.M through the 1970s, which saw her release a set of records on Milestone Records and collaborate with Uruguayan band Opa, and the 1980s when Purim and Airto Moreira immersed themselves in New York’s electric jazz scene – and beyond. Her six-octave voice retains a special place in the world of Latin jazz. This mix, curated by Roberta Cutolo, explores just a small part of the singer’s extensive back catalogue.

A labour of love. Life of an artist, life of a free spirit, here in music #ForEverMore. Feliz aniversário, Flora!

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Flora Purim                          Hava Nagila                         [RCA]

Cannonball Adderley            Ela                                       [CAPITOL REC]

                        Live Tribute intro via Cannonball Adderley

San Pedro, CA – Terminal Island Federal Correctional Institution


Flora Purim                               Moon Dreams                        [MILESTONE]

Carlos Santana                         Yours is the Light                   [COLUMBIA]

Flora Purim                               Casa Forte                             [MILESTONE]

Flora Purim                               San Francisco River              [MILESTONE]

Flora Purim                               Black Narcissus                     [MILESTONE]

Flora Purim                               Las Olas                                 [MILESTONE]

Flora Purim                               Island in the Sun (interlude)     [WARNER]

Flora Purim & Airto Moreira      20 Years Blue                           [CONCORD] JAZZ Inc

Flora Purim                               Asas (Wings)                            [B&W Music]

Flora Purim                               Summer Night                          [MILESTONE]

Rhythmstick                              Quilombo                                  [CTI Rec]