18 January 2009

AIRTO - SAMBA DE FLORA




















Airto for Montuno from 1988.
One for Greg and the Class A Crew.
Flora Purim, Alphonso Johnson, Angel Maldonado, Bruce Bigenho, David Tolegian, Dom Camardella, Don Alias, Frank Colon, Giovanni Hidalgo, Jeff Eliot, Jill Avery, Joe Farell, Jorge Dalto, Kei Akagi, Keith Jones, Larry Nass, Laudir de Oliveira, Luiz Munoz, Michael Shapiro, Rafael Jose, Randy Tico, Raúl de Souza, Roland Bautista, Rolando Gingras, Tony Moreno

Featuring the monster dancefloor destroyer "Samba de Flora" the quintessential Dingwalls tune for me.Sunday afternoon pissed as arseholes staggering round the floor like a tramp on a mission for special brew while shaking an inebriated leg-fucking priceless!

"One of the most gorgeous records I've ever heard, mostly because it was one of pianist Jorge Dalto's final recording sessions. His playing here is compelling, spiritual and exhausting. Airto's surprising and beautiful baritone Spanish vocal on 'La Puerta,' with only piano accompaniment, is worth ten times the cost of this record. Flora, too, is in top form, especially on the poignant 'Dedos.'" (Alfredo Cruz-descarga.com)

32 comments:

Newk said...

Coincidentally, Airto is in town this weekend. Too bad I am low on cash, especially after seeing David Murray on Friday. I've never seen this release, so I look forward to checking it out. Thanks.

bacoso said...

link on the way-going for a pint whilst it uploads!

Greg said...

Samba de flora one of my first real buys for the same reason as you! and while im on it... Going back to 3000 worlds sdf has a slight resembalance to promontory possibly maybe?

bacoso said...

vinyl rip @320:
http://rapidshare.com/files/185610295/Airto_Moreira.rar

bacoso said...

greg-you're bang on it today!Never noticed that before-it's very similar.

newnativemark said...

Bacoso - thanks for Sama de Flora. Can't wait to hear it - it's new to me.

Greg - what is the promontory you speak of?

Mark

Greg said...

Mark see here:
http://orgyinrhythm.blogspot.com/2008/11/john-thomas-lifeforce-3000-worlds.html

Be sure to say thanks as this is a heavy hard as fuck lp to find and if you did find it expect to pay a few pretty pennies for it :)

Made me remember: From a lonely afternoon is another banger too?

cheeba said...

YES! Title track is a certified dancefloor killer - either mixing into or out of Basement Jaxx's Samba Magic (depending on the nite) will garner many hoots n hollers from the punters. Have never seen the full LP so a big huge thank you for sharing this one Bacoso!!!

soulbrotha said...

Thanks Bacoso. Can't wait to hear it!

flageolette said...

Great!
Thanks Bacoso!

Cheers,

rowan said...

Weirdly enough I was just showing someone the sample connection between Airto and Basement Jaxx this afternoon. I look forward to hearing the rest of the album...

Thanks Bacoso!

Bombolino said...

Beautiful! This is the one that got me hooked on Airto in the first place! way back when, as they say. Many sincere thank yous for this..

CJS said...

Funkish Bass said,
Excellent tast,
Excellent choice,
Excellent to see Airto still moves people.
I've been listening to him since 70's, didn't know about this one.
All the best

alex said...

many thanks for this killer bacoso!
cant go wrong with airto-love all his gems!

emile63 said...

Bacoso -Another amazing post, thank you.

saul said...

cheers for this - an all time classic. I remembers spinning to it out on the floor at Dingwalls back in the day. It got one of the loudest cheers at the first Talking Loud reunion a couple of years ago.

Rudie Van Gelder said...

I cannot believe so many are saying that they dont know this one! SAMBA DE FLORA HAS GOT TO BE THE F****** BEST DANCE RECORD OF ALL TIME. Where have you people been

CJS said...

Dance record? Well, how about his prodigious jazz output?
When you have an artist as diverse as Airto you can just go down any number of branches in his sound.
He is equally famous in jazz and dance.
These two styles don't necessarily crossover well eg Stanley Clarke.
Airto is prolific. I have 5 LPs and 4 cds of his and they're all brazilian jazz.
If it wasn't for this blog many of us wouldn't know about this album.
Thank you for the Up and thank you all for blogs.
My music life is richer.
aka Funkish Bass

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J said...

Thanks for this blog. It is so well put together!

J said...

Thanks for this blog. It is so well put together!

"Tati-Pagès-Soulbizarre" said...

barcelona traction...
is very much fussion band seventies BARCELONA!!!!

I REMEMBER YOUR CONCERT IN MY TOWN

AmBrOsE said...

classic!!!!
those sunday afternoons at dingwalls were legendary!!!

Viramundo said...

Love this, must be one of Airto's finest.

Marvelous blog BTW, one of the best I've come across.
I came here via a link from "Never enough Rhodes" blog incidentally.

frozen said...

As a drummer I have always been in awe of Airto's talents.

fafaflava said...

Saul & Ambrose ... I totally agree with you both DINGWALLS was the sunday afternoon to be had period! Samba De Flora was an anthem!

Thanks Bacoso for saving me some time! ;)

Bill said...

Thanks for this killer!

Funkback said...

Holy shit!!! Thanx this brings back memories of a gig at the Ronnie Scott's back in '97 when a friend of mine had me go to London to see the Blackbyrds at the Jazz Café and we spontaniously dropped in to hear this tune rushing through the door. Unbelieable, the whole place just erupted. Eye-ear-toe is just the warmest nicest and most dynamic person to lead a Jazz percussion ensemble and with Flora singin', Whew! Makes You whish You'd been ther too, huh? Thanx a brazillion Bacoso!
/Funkback

ILIAS said...

THNK YOU AGAINNNNNN.....

bwana said...

Thanx a lot Bacoso - I've been looking for this for ages! It was 1995, at the start of my professional DJing that I used to play this tune from the Mambo Inn compilation and it really is a frenetic dance bomb! You remain one of my top-5 blogs (although I could use some of the more Sun Ra-ish attitude as well...) - CHEERS!

open form said...

essential sunday afternoon sounds


hoping to get them often
(3/6 year)
for the youngest jazz lovers too :o)

thank you

love
of

OldHippieRick said...

Thanks Bocoso
once again a swell share