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Airto Moreira

Airto Moreira
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Brazil
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Airto Moreira, often billed as simply "Airto" (born August 5, 1941), is a Brazilian jazz drummer and percussionist. He is married to jazz singer Flora Purim, and their daughter Diana Moreira is also a singer. In the late 60s, he moved to New York and began playing with Joe Zawinul, who in turn introduced him to Miles Davis. At this time Davis was experimenting with electronic instruments and rock and funk rhythms, a form which would soon come to be called jazz fusion. Moreira was to participate in several of the most important projects of this emerging musical form. He stayed with Davis for about two years, touring and participating in the creation of the seminal fusion recording Bitches Brew (1970). Since leaving Davis, he has worked with a wide variety of other artists as well as on his own as leader.
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Chick Corea — The Ultimate Adventure Chick Corea — The Ultimate Adventure
(Stretch SCD-9045-, 2006, CD)
Reinhard Flatischler / MegaDrums — Terra Nova Reinhard Flatischler / MegaDrums — Terra Nova
(Intuition Records Int 3277 2, 2000, CD)
Reinhard Flatischler + Megadrums — Layers of Time Reinhard Flatischler + Megadrums — Layers of Time
(Ellipsis Arts CD4130, 1996, CD)
George Duke — Liberated Fantasies George Duke — Liberated Fantasies
(MPS G22835, 1976, LP)
Miroslav Vitous — Magical Shepherd Miroslav Vitous — Magical Shepherd
(Wounded Bird WOU 2925, 1976/2001, CD)
Alphonso Johnson — Moonshadows Alphonso Johnson — Moonshadows
(Wounded Bird WOU 4869, 1976/2006, CD)
George Duke — The Aura Will Prevail George Duke — The Aura Will Prevail
(MPS MC 25613, 1975, LP)
George Duke — I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry George Duke — I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry
(Verve B0012019-02, 1975/2008, CD)
Miles Davis — Big Fun Miles Davis — Big Fun
(Columbia C2K 63973, 1974/2000, 2CD)
George Duke — Feel George Duke — Feel
(Verve B0011942-02, 1974/2008, CD)
Miles Davis — Get up with It Miles Davis — Get up with It
(Columbia C2K 63970, 1974/2000, 2CD)
Stanley Clarke — Stanley Clarke Stanley Clarke — Stanley Clarke
(Epic EK 36973, 1974/1989, CD)
Chick Corea / Return to Forever — Light as a Feather Chick Corea / Return to Forever — Light as a Feather
(Polydor PD-5525, 1973, LP)
Return to Forever Featuring Chick Corea — Return to the Seventh Galaxy - The Anthology Return to Forever Featuring Chick Corea — Return to the Seventh Galaxy - The Anthology
(Verve 533 108-2, 1973/1996, 2CD)
Paul Simon — There Goes Rhymin' Simon Paul Simon — There Goes Rhymin' Simon
(Columbia KC 32280 , 1973, LP)
Airto — Free Airto — Free
(CBS ZK 40927, 1972/1988, CD)
Annette Peacock — I'm the One Annette Peacock — I'm the One
(FDR 601, 1972/2012, CD)
Charlie Mariano — Mirror Charlie Mariano — Mirror
(Wounded Bird WOU 1608, 1972/2006, CD)
Chick Corea — Return to Forever Chick Corea — Return to Forever
(ECM ECM 1022, 1972/1999, CD)
Miles Davis — Live-Evil Miles Davis — Live-Evil
(Columbia C2K 65135, 1971/1997, 2CD)
John McLaughlin — My Goal's Beyond John McLaughlin — My Goal's Beyond
(Douglas Music AD-03, 1971/2004, CD)
Weather Report — Weather Report Weather Report — Weather Report
(Columbia CK 48824, 1971/2000, CD)
Miles Davis — Bitches Brew Live Miles Davis — Bitches Brew Live
(Columbia 88697 81485 2, 1970/2011, CD)
Miles Davis — The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions Miles Davis — The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions
(Columbia C4K 65570, 1970/1998, 4CD)
Miles Davis — Fillmore East, New York City, NY 3/6/70 Miles Davis — Fillmore East, New York City, NY 3/6/70
((Not on label) no# (bootlegs only), 1970, DL)
Miles Davis — Live at the Fillmore East (March 7, 1970) - It's About That Time Miles Davis — Live at the Fillmore East (March 7, 1970) - It's About That Time
(Columbia C2K 85191, 1970/2001, 2CD)

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