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Airto Moreira

Airto Moreira
Born: Aug 5, 1941 in Brazil
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Genre: Jazz, World, Other, Pop/Rock
Biography: The most high-profile percussionist of the 1970s and still among the most famous, Airto Moreira (often simply known by his first name) helped make percussion an essential part of many modern jazz groups; his tambourine solos can border on the amazing. Airto originally studied guitar and piano before ...Read full biography
Killer Bees
Released: 1993
Label: Meltdown Records
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In November of 1989, after ten years of California living, Brazilian percussionist Airto Moreira felt the need to get back in touch with the free-music roots he established two decades earlier in New York ...Read full review
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Released: 1972
Label: CTI Records (Creed Taylor Inc.)
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Other than a couple of obscure efforts for Buddah in 1970, this was percussionist Airto's debut as a leader, and this is still his most famous record. A brass section arranged by Don Sebesky is heard on ...Read full review