27 March 2007


Joe Farrell's last album posthumously released in 1987 -although recorded in 1985 -for Reference Recordings .Joe is joined by Airto and Flora Purim for this date with support from Jose Neto on Guitar,Mark Egan on Bass and Kei Agaki on keyboards.

Percussionist Airto Moreira, his wife, vocalist Flora Purim, and Joe Farrell (heard on flute, soprano and tenor) had teamed up several times through the years, most notably in the original version of Return To Forever. Farrell would pass away just eight months after this album, but is still heard in fine form on the interesting set. Purim has vocals on three of the seven numbers (only "The Return" actually features Flora, Airto and Farrell playing together); Airto plays as much drums as percussion, and the music ranges from Brazilian jazz and slightly poppish to unclassifiable post-bop playing. Among the others musicians in the quartet/quintet settings are guitarist Jose Neto, pianist Kei Akagi and bassist Mark Egan. An atmospheric and at times haunting effort. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
Ripped at 256 from the cd issue which is now deleted although still available.

1 comment:

Vroom said...

Any chance of another rip of this one? I met Joe once in LA in the early 70's - he was a friend of a musician friend of mine who has also passed. A real down to earth guy who just loved to play.