Open Your Eyes You Can Fly

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All Music Guide - Jason Elias
As an original member of Chick Corea's group Return to Forever, Purim subsequently drew praise as a solo act. Recording for the jazz label Milestone since 1973, Purim's sensual and strong voice was singular enough to withstand the pitfalls that hampered the work of many Latin jazz fusion artists. Open Your Eyes You Can Fly represents a commercial breakthrough, and has the artist again supplemented by adventurous players and top-notch songwriting. The best of the three Chick Corea tracks is the title song. With it's emotive and stinging guitar solo from David Amaro, it features Purim at her most accessible and charming. The remake of "Sometime Ago" has one of Corea's more ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Elias
As an original member of Chick Corea's group Return to Forever, Purim subsequently drew praise as a solo act. Recording for the jazz label Milestone since 1973, Purim's sensual and strong voice was singular enough to withstand the pitfalls that hampered the work of many Latin jazz fusion artists. Open Your Eyes You Can Fly represents a commercial breakthrough, and has the artist again supplemented by adventurous players and top-notch songwriting. The best of the three Chick Corea tracks is the title song. With it's emotive and stinging guitar solo from David Amaro, it features Purim at her most accessible and charming. The remake of "Sometime Ago" has one of Corea's more accessible melodies, as Purim turns in one of her more sweet and fulfilling vocals. The melodic and soothing "San Francisco River" has the artist writing solely with frequent Corea collaborator Neville Potter on the evocative track. Despite the great work here, Open Your Eyes You Can Fly, lacks consistency. But with the great talents assembled and great voice, it's easy to overlook that fact. Hermeto Pascoal's "Andei I Walked" has a great synthesizer solo from George Duke and a flute solo from Pascoal. "Ina's Song Trip to Bahia" features Purim singing in Portuguese, starting off slow but then enlivened by her passion filled vocalizations. Produced by jazz producer Orrin Keepnews, this features the artist more lucid and joyful than some of her other work. For the reason it is recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/18/2000
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218704229
  • Catalog Number: 1042
  • Sales rank: 111,025

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Flora Purim Primary Artist, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Ron Carter Bass, Acoustic Bass
George Duke Synthesizer, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Moog Synthesizer, ARP, Arp Odyssey
Ndugu Drums
Airto Moreira Percussion, Conga, Drums, Vocals, Berimbau
David Amaro Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Egberto Gismonti Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Thomas Flora Background Vocals
Alphonso Johnson Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass
Hermeto Pascoal Background Vocals
Robertinho Silva Percussion, Drums, Berimbau
Flora Amaro Background Vocals
Laudir DeOliveira Percussion, Conga
Technical Credits
George Duke Arp String Ensemble
Airto Moreira Duet
Chick Corea Composer
Egberto Gismonti Arranger
Kirk Felton Remastering
Hermeto Arranger
Orrin Keepnews Producer, Liner Notes
Kerry McNabb Engineer
Neville Potter Composer
Lorrie Sullivan Cover Photo
Jimmy Watchel Artwork
Flora Amaro Arranger, Duet
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  • Posted January 24, 2012

    Nice playing, but not recommended

    There is indeed some really wonderful playing on this recording from the supporting musicians, and for that, I do enjoy this album despite my low rating. I wish I could say the same for Flora's performance. At times, it's wonderful, but there's so many disastrous out of tune moments, it can sometimes be difficult to listen to. You almost have to put your ears on autopilot, ignoring her. This album would have been stellar with someone else on vocals. Lani Hall, Janis Hansen perhaps?

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