Flora Purim  

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Flora Purim (born March 6, 1942) is a Brazilian jazz singer known primarily for her work in the jazz fusion style. She became prominent for her part in Return to Forever with Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke. She has recorded and performed with numerous artists, including Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Evans, Opa, Stan Getz, Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, Santana, Jaco Pastorius, and her husband Airto Moreira.

In 2002, Purim was the recipient of one of Brazil's highest awards, the 2002 Ordem do Rio Branco for Lifetime Achievement. She has been called "The Queen of Brazilian Jazz".


As leader

  • 1964: Flora e MPM (RCA Brazil)
  • 1973: Butterfly Dreams (Milestone)
  • 1974: 500 Miles High (Milestone)
  • 1974: Stories to Tell (Milestone)
  • 1976: Open Your Eyes You Can Fly (Milestone)
  • 1976: Encounter (Milestone)
  • 1977: Nothing Will Be as It Was... Tomorrow (Warner Bros.)
  • 1978: Everyday Everynight (Warner Bros.)
  • 1978: That's What She Said (Milestone)
  • 1979: Carry On (Warner Bros.)
  • 1988: The Midnight Sun (Virgin)
  • 1992: Queen of the Night (Sound Wave)
  • 1995: Speed of Light (B&W)
  • 2000: Flora Purim sings Milton Nascimento (Narada)
  • 2001: Perpetual Emotion (Narada)
  • 2003: Speak No Evil (Narada)
  • 2005: Flora's Song (Narada)

With Airto Moreira

  • 1970: Natural Feelings (Buddah)
  • 1971: Seeds on the Ground (Buddah)
  • 1972: Free (CTI)
  • 1973: Fingers (CTI)
  • 1974: Virgin Land (Salvation)
  • 1977: I'm Fine – How Are You? (Warner Bros.)
  • 1985: Three Way Mirror (Reference Recordings)
  • 1985: Humble People (Concord)
  • 1986: The Magicians (Concord Crossover)
  • 1988: The Colours of Life (In+Out)
  • 1989: The Sun Is Out (Concord)
  • 2001: Wings of Imagination (Concord)

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