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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Weekly Rip (12/22/09)

This week's song is by Brazilian jazz-fusion singer Flora Purim, is the title track from her album "Stories To Tell (Milestone, M-9058)" released in 1974.

The players on this album read like an all-star line-up: George Duke, Earl Klugh, Airto, King Errisson, Carlos Santana, and Ron Carter are a few of the names.

Very solid record from front to back.

The title track is funky to say the least. It starts out with a solo bass groove, then the drums kick in and really carry the track. Flora's vocals float over the track, nicely complementing the groove. Definitely a more funk oriented fusion track, but not in a corny way. Beat-heads would love the richness of sample sources throughout the track.

The players on "Stories to Tell" (the song) are as follows:

Flora Purim - Vocals
George Duke - Keyboards, ARP Synthesizer
Earl Klugh - Guitar
Airto - Drums, Percussion
King Errisson - Congas
Miroslav Vitous - Bass, Moog Synthesizer solo

Flora Purim - Stories to Tell (MP3)

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