Airto - Free (1972/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

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Airto - Free (1972/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Airto - Free (1972/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 38:27 minutes | 1,53 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Free is an album by Brazilian jazz drummer and percussionist Airto Moreira (who was credited simply as "Airto") featuring performances recorded in 1972 and released on the CTI label. The album reached number 30 in the Billboard Jazz albums charts.

Airto - Free (1972/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

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 two tracks, and such all-stars as keyboardist Chick Corea, flutist Hubert Laws, the reeds of Joe Farrell, and even pianist Keith Jarrett and guitarist George Benson make worthwhile appearances. Flora Purim joins Airto in the one vocal piece ("Free"), and "Return to Forever" receives an early recording. The music combines together jazz, Brazilian music, and aspects of fusion and funk quite successfully.


01 - Return To Forever
02 - Flora's Song
03 - Free
04 - Lucky Southern
05 - Creek (Arroio)

Produced by Creed Taylor. Arrange by Don Sebesky. Engineered by Rudy Van Gelder.
Recorded on March 23 and April 12, 13 & 20, 1972 at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Airto – percussion, vocals
Hubert Laws – flute
Joe Farrell – soprano saxophone, flute alto flute, bass flute, piccolo
Chick Corea – piano, electric piano
Keith Jarrett – piano
Nelson Ayres – electric piano
George Benson – guitar
Jay Berliner – guitar
Ron Carter – bass
Stanley Clarke – electric bass
Flora Purim – vocals
Burt Collins, Mel Davis, Alan Rubin – trumpet, flugelhorn
Wayne Andre, Garnett Brown, Joe Wallace – trombone

Analyzed: Airto / Free

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR11 -0.10 dB -14.18 dB 10:20 01-Return To Forever
DR11 -0.10 dB -13.88 dB 8:35 02-Flora's Song
DR12 -0.10 dB -15.97 dB 10:39 03-Free
DR11 -0.11 dB -13.94 dB 2:39 04-Lucky Southern
DR12 -0.10 dB -13.62 dB 6:14 05-Creek (Arroio)

Number of tracks: 5
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5495 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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