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Flora Purim 

Sunday, May 4, and Monday, May 5, at Night Town.

Flora Purim
  • Flora Purim
After all these years, Flora Purim still makes beautiful music. With her husband, percussionist Airto Moreira, the Rio de Janeiro native has been recording for more than three decades, and is best-known for her work with Return to Forever, the pioneering jazz-fusion group that may yet represent Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke's best work (Airto was in the original Return and also played with Miles Davis). Purim, Moreira, and an all-star supporting cast recently released Purim's Speak No Evil, a scintillating collection of Brasiliana, standards, and fresher musical produce that includes the Wayne Shorter title track. Purim's voice is supple, flexible, and penetrating; besides that, she's a rhythmic sorceress, spurring a background vocalist, a spate of pianists, and a clutch of horn players to unusual creativity. The tracks span Airto's moving samba "Primeira Estrela," a lean, provocative "I've Got You Under My Skin," and a take on Gershwin's "It Ain't Necessarily So" that underlines Purim's sensuality as well as her unmistakable, charming accent: "Jonah/He leeve/Een da whale," she sings, making you feel right at home. Thankfully, the band Purim is bringing to Night Town May 4 and 5 includes Airto. Theirs seems the perfect marriage, at least musically.

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