Life After That

Life After That

by Airto Moreira
     
 

U.S. jazz audiences know this legendary Brazilian percussionist best from his gigs with wife Flora Purim and his storied history with Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Lee Morgan, and fusion pioneers Weather Report and …  See more details below

Overview

U.S. jazz audiences know this legendary Brazilian percussionist best from his gigs with wife Flora Purim and his storied history with Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Lee Morgan, and fusion pioneers Weather Report and Return to Forever. Drawing upon every type of world groove and drum pattern under the sun, and adding liberal doses of the sultry sambas of his homeland, the legendary sideman steps out here with his first U.S. solo recording in 20 years. Fans of exotic, anthemic exoticism will dig heartily into the hypnotic tribalism of the opening track, "Ritmo Do Mundo," which bangs along joyfully as a choir of young singers chant along. Just as things are getting too bouncy, however, Airto shows the softer side of his artistry with the gentle acoustic guitar-driven mood piece "O Tunel." Then it's back to the wild rhythms with the all-percussion (laid on thick), voice, and whistling "Baba and Malonga Went Home." The pattern is set, alternating vast rhythmic excursions and crazy experiments with more mainstream tastes of home. The basic concept behind the adventurous project is summarized by the lyrics of the powerful vocal and percussion-based closer, "Let It Out, Let It In," which urges the listener to "Take a chance, move your body and dance...." Fans of Brazilian music will enjoy it, but it will hold the most appeal for those fascinated by the possibilities of a master percussionist's huge arsenal.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/2003
Label:
Emi Mod Afw
UPC:
0724359326726
catalogNumber:
93267
Rank:
205720

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Airto Moreira   Primary Artist,Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Berimbau,Beat Box
Marcos Silva   Piano
Giovanni Hidalgo   Conga
Gary Meek   Flute,Saxophone
Sikiru Adepoju   Percussion,talking drum
Oscar Castro-Neves   Acoustic Guitar,Cavaquinho
Hussain Jiffry   Bass
Stephen Kent   Didjeridu
Flora Purim   Vocals
Michito Sánchez   Percussion
Molonga Casquelord   Percussion
Meia Noite   Percussion
Gary Brown   Bass
Diana Moreira Booker   Vocals,Background Vocals
Krishna Booker   Beat Box
Marco Gibi   Percussion
Kiazi Malonga   Percussion
Mosheh Milon   Percussion
Val Serrant   Percussion

Technical Credits

Giovanni Hidalgo   Composer
Airto Moreira   Composer,Producer
Celso Alberti   Engineer
Geoff Gillette   Engineer
Stephen Hart   Engineer
Stephen Kent   Composer
Hermeto Pascoal   Composer
Flora Purim   Composer,Executive Producer
Yutaka Yokokura   Engineer
Connie Gage   Art Direction
Meia Noite   Composer
Eyedentity   Producer
Lynne Earls   Engineer
Diana Moreira Booker   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Krishna Booker   Composer,beats

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