Flora Purim

For those who know Flora, an introduction is unnecessary. Her music has interwoven the life fabric of anyone with a passing interest in Latin and American jazz music for over 25 years.

Her once-in-a-generation six-octave voice has earned her two Grammy nominations for Best Female Jazz Performance and Downbeat magazines Best Female Singer accolade on four occasions. Her musical partners have included Gil Evans, Stan Getz, Chick Corea, Dizzy Gillespie and Airto Moreira, with whom she has collaborated on over 30 albums since moving with him from her native Rio to New York in 1967.

Her musical genius was inbred thanks to a Russian émigré father who played violin and a mother who was a talented pianist in her own right. Before leaving Brazil to escape the repressive military regime of the time, she had mastered piano and guitar and liberated an exhilarating vocal talent.

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Albums

Butterfly Dreams
Butterfly Dreams
Milestone
2007
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Speak No Evil
Speak No Evil
Virgin Records
2003
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Flora É M.P.M.
Narada Jazz
2001
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[no cover]
Perpetual Emotion
Narada Jazz
2001
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[no cover]
Open Your Eyes You...
Narada Jazz
2000
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[no cover]
Speed Of Light
Narada Jazz
1996
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