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Flora Purim

voc, *1942 BR, Rio de Janeiro
Singer of Jazz and Latin

Flora Purim (born March 6, 1942) is a Brazilian jazz singer known primarily for her work in the jazz fusion style. She became prominent for her part in Return to Forever with Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke. She has recorded and performed with numerous artists, including Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Evans, Opa, Stan Getz, Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, Santana, Jaco Pastorius, and her husband Airto Moreira.In 2002, Purim was the recipient of one of Brazil's highest awards, the 2002 Ordem do Rio Branco for Lifetime Achievement. She has been called "The Queen of Brazilian Jazz".

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Percussion
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • R&B/Soul
  • World
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Samba do Carioca on Flora E M P M by Flora Purim
Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly on Open Your Eyes You Can Fly by Flora Purim
Preciso Aprender a Ser Só on Flora E M P M by Flora Purim
Montanhas No Ceu - Brazil on On A Starry Night by Various Artists
Non-Fiction Burning on Red Hot & Rio by Various Artists
Treme terra on Three-Way Mirror by Airto Moreira, Flora Purim & Joe Farrell
From the Lonely Afternoon on Carry On by Flora Purim
Love Lock on Carry On by Flora Purim
Esquinas on Live in Berkeley by Airto Moreira & Flora Purim
Partido Alto on The Colours of Life by Airto Moreira & Flora Purim

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Live At The Hollywood Bowl 1979Flora Purim & Airto Moreira2015Album
Live In BerkeleyAirto Moreira & Flora Purim2012Album
Coffee & Bossa - The Chillout Sound Of Flora PurimFlora Purim2006Compil.
Nothing Will Be As It Was... Tomorrow / Everyday, EverynightFlora Purim2006Compil.
Flora's SongFlora Purim2005Album
SwitchDubble D Feat. Flora Purim & Diana Moreira Booker2005Album
Speak No EvilFlora Purim2003Album
Perpetual EmotionFlora Purim2001Album
Wings Of ImaginationFlora Purim & Airto Moreira2001Compil.
Flora Purim Sings Milton NascimentoFlora Purim2000Album
Excuse Me, Do I Know You? (A Tribute To Ronnie Scott)John Critchinson Quartet Featuring Pat Crumly Guests Flora Purim & Georgie Fame1998Album
Welcome Back '95Flora Purim1995Album
Samba De JaneiroFlora Purim1995Album
Speed Of LightFlora Purim1995Album
What You SeeFlora Purim1995Album
The FlightFlora Purim1994Album
Now Go Ahead And Open Your EyesFlora Purim1994Album
Queen Of The NightFlora Purim1992Album
Butterfly Dreams - Stories To TellFlora Purim1991Compil.
The Sun Is OutFlora Purim & Airto Moreira1989Album
Milestone MemoriesFlora Purim1988Compil.
The Colours Of LifeAirto Moreira / Flora Purim1988Album
The Midnight SunFlora Purim1988Album
The MagiciansFlora Purim And Airto Moreira1986Album
Bird Of ParadiseFlora Purim & Airto Moreira1986Single
Three-Way MirrorAirto Moreira, Flora Purim, Joe Farrell1985Album
Humble PeopleFlora Purim / Airto Moreira1985Album
Move It On Up / Shoulder (Ombro)Flora Purim & Airto Moreira1985Single
DäfosMickey Hart, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim1983Album
Brazilian HeatwaveAirto Moreira Featuring Flora Purim1982Compil.
Love RebornFlora Purim1980Compil.
Carry OnFlora Purim1979Album
Everyday, EverynightFlora Purim1978Album
Carry OnFlora Purim1978Single
Walking Away (Edit) / Everyday, Everynight (Edit)Flora Purim1978Single
The Best Of Deodato/AirtoEumir Deodato & Airto Moreira Special Guest Flora Purim1978Compil.
That's What She SaidFlora Purim1978Album
AngelsFlora Purim1977Single
EncounterFlora Purim1977Album
Nothing Will Be As It Was...TomorrowFlora Purim1977Album
Open Your Eyes You Can FlyFlora Purim1976Single
Open Your Eyes You Can FlyFlora Purim1976Album
500 Miles HighFlora Purim1976Album
The Essential AirtoAirto Moreira Featuring Flora Purim1976Compil.
Andei (I Walked)Flora Purim1976Single
Casa ForteFlora Purim1974Single
Stories To TellFlora Purim1974Album
Butterfly DreamsFlora Purim1973Album
Why Can't I CryFlora Purim1968Single
Zabelé / O Cantador / Coração Vagabundo / CandeiasFlora Purim1968Single
Maria Fulô / Jardim De Amor E PazFlora Purim1965Single
Cartão de Visita / RezaFlora Purim1964Single
Barquinho de Papel / Jeito Bom de Sofrer / Preciso Aprender A Ser So / GenteFlora Purim1964Single
Flora É M.P.M.Flora Purim1964Album
AngelsFlora PurimSingle
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