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 Purimnew 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 withStan 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 Purimnew 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