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Song of the Day: Flora Purim – This Is Me

One of the all-time greats of Brazilian jazz fusion, Flora Purim, returns with a new single This Is Me, from her first studio album in over 15 years, If You Will.

A family affair recorded primarily in Curitiba and Sao Paulo, ‘If You Will’ brings together many of Flora’s closest circle of musicians including Airto Moreira, guitarist José Neto, her daughter Diana Purim on vocals and percussionist Celso Alberti. Conceived as a celebration of her music and collaborations, the album explores new compositions alongside fresh versions of Flora’s favourite personal songs and positive lyrics from across her varied career. The resilient new track This Is Me updates an Airto jam band tune I Don’t Wanna Be Myself Again. 

 

Listen to Flora Purim new single This Is Me, from her forthcoming new album If You Will:

The album is the latest chapter in Flora’s long, illustrious and varied career. As well as her celebrated partnership with Airto and her early days with Quarteto Novo, Flora has worked with Stan Getz, Gil Evans, Miriam Makeba, George Duke, Chick Corea (as an original member of Return To Forever), Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nation Orchestra, Uruguayan band Opa and many more. Her solo albums on Milestone remain true jazz fusion classics.

 

Watch below Flora Purim new single This Is Me, from her forthcoming new album If You Will:

Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:

 

DARGZ, Moses Boyd, Simon Dufour - The Duke

Mark Lockheart - Gangster Rat

Rudresh Mahanthappa - Animal Crossing: New Horizons Theme

Shane Cooper, MABUTA - Where The Heart Is

Pachakuti, young.vishnu - Dédalo De Concreto - Single Version

Sly5thAve, Roberto Verástegui - Tie Break - Radio Edit

Flora Purim - This Is Me

Laurent Bardainne, Tigre d'Eau Douce - Hymne au soleil

Alexander Flood - LDN

Greg Spero, Darryl Jones, Jeff Parker - Straight Shooter

Ebi Soda, Yazz Ahmed - Chandler

Kamasi Washington - The Garden Path

Henryk Debich - Dyskusja

The Greyboy Allstars - I've Got Reasons

Aaron Neville, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Stompin' Ground

Diane Ward, The Kevin Fingier Collective - Why Don't You Go Home

Daytoner - Time

Gramatik, Stehreo - Wagmi Express

Kiko Bun - Too Dangerous

The Marley Brothers - Cornerstone

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