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That's What She Said
     

That's What She Said

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by Flora Purim
 
Toward the close of her Milestone years, Flora Purim teamed up with producer/keyboardist George Duke -- and the imprint of Duke, then entering his funkified "Dukey Stick" period, is heavy enough to dominate the record. Very often, Duke uses his then rhythm section of bassist Byron Miller (alternating with

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Toward the close of her Milestone years, Flora Purim teamed up with producer/keyboardist George Duke -- and the imprint of Duke, then entering his funkified "Dukey Stick" period, is heavy enough to dominate the record. Very often, Duke uses his then rhythm section of bassist Byron Miller (alternating with Alphonso Johnson) and drummer Ndugu Chandler to give the grooves a definite '70s funk feel -- and percussionist Airto adapts his talents seamlessly to this way of life. Duke's electronic keyboard arsenal is all over the record, occasionally going gonzo on the Moog synthesizer, draping a then-still-fashionable ARP string synthesizer over the landscape, comping on the Rhodes electric piano or Yamaha electric grand. Joe Henderson turns up with a funk-bop tenor solo on the Brazilian/funk groove on "What Can I Say?" (what could he say?), part of a first-call L.A. studio horn section that includes trumpet Oscar Brashear, trombonist George Bohanon, and Ernie Watts on flute. And where does all of this instrumental activity leave Purim? Floating on top of the mix as usual, whether in a wordless vocalise, agile scatting with Duke's lead synth on the title track, or heavily accented English, sometimes in multiple overdubs. Nevertheless, the Brazilian feeling is not quite cancelled out by Duke's busy production hand -- and this Western Hemispheric amalgam would soon pave the way for groups like Azymuth.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/22/2001
Label:
Ojc
UPC:
0025218705721
catalogNumber:
1057
Rank:
79542

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Flora Purim   Primary Artist,Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
George Duke   Electric Piano,Background Vocals,Moog Synthesizer,Arp Strings,Arra
David T. Walker   Guitar
George Bohannon   Trombone
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler   Drums
Hugo Fattoruso   ARP
Jay Graydon   Guitar
Byron Miller   Electric Bass
Ernie Watts   Flute

Technical Credits

Airto Moreira   Producer
Larry Hirsch   Engineer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer,Original Liner Notes
Kerry McNabb   Engineer,Remixing
Phil Carroll   Art Direction

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That's What She Said 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
hired_goon More than 1 year ago
I love the tone of this album, steeped in funky jazz grooves, and great energy with the wonderful instrumentation and inspiring grooves that propel the music forward. As typical with Flora, she can be rather annoyingly pitchy, and to me, that distracts from what would otherwise be a beautiful album.