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Airto Natural Feelings (Limited 180-Gram Black Vinyl Edition) LP

  • Airto Moreira Is One of Jazz’s Most Distinguished Percussionists

  • Appeared on the First Albums by Both Weather Report and Return to Forever After Working with Miles Davis on Bitches Brew

  • Airto Also Has Played with Everybody from the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart to Cannonball Adderley to Keith Jarrett to Paul Desmond

  • Natural Feelings Was His First Album as a Bandleader

  • Recorded Right About the Time He Was Recording Bitches Brew

  • Reflects the Fact He Had One Foot in the New York Jazz Scene and One Foot in His Native Brazil, with Bassist Ron Carter Joining Airto’s Countrymen Sivuca and Hermeto Pascoal

  • Also Features Airto’s Wife, Vocalist Flora Purim

  • The Music Is a Fascinating Blend of Jazz, Funk, Fusion, and Brazilian Styles

  • First Vinyl Reissue in Over 45 Years

  • Original, Wild Hieronymus Bosch Album Art

  • 180-Gram Black Vinyl Pressing

  • Limited to 500 Copies


    Airto: Natural Feelings (Limited 180-Gram Black Vinyl Edition) LP

    First vinyl reissue in over 45 years for a long-lost, pivotal jazz fusion record! This album, originally released in 1970 on the thinly-distributed Skye label, marks Airto's debut as a bandleader and captures the percussionist right at the time he recorded Bitches Brew with Miles Davis, and right before he joined Weather Report for their first album. Indeed, the line-up on this album reflects the fact that Airto had one foot in the NYC jazz scene and one foot in his native Brazil, as bassist Ron Carter joins Airto's countrymen Sivuca and Hermeto Pascoal, along with Airto's wife Flora Purim. The music's a fascinating blend of jazz-funk-fusion and Brazilian tropes, here presented on 180-gram black vinyl, housed inside the original wild, Hieronymus Bosch album art. Limited to 500 copies!

    SONGS: Side One

    1. Alué
    2. Xibaba (She-Bá-Ba) 

    3. Terror
    4. Bebe

    Side Two

    1. Andei
    2. Mixing
    3. The Tunnel 

    4. Frevo
    5. Liamba

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