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STRUT271C
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A1. If You Will
A2. This Is Me
A3. 500 Miles High
A4. A Flor Da Vida

B1. Newspaper Girl
B2. Dandara
B3. Zahuroo
B4. Lucidez
A1. If You Will
A2. This Is Me
A3. 500 Miles High
A4. A Flor Da Vida

B1. Newspaper Girl
B2. Dandara
B3. Zahuroo
B4. Lucidez
IF YOU WILL feat. Diana Purim
THIS IS ME
500 MILES HIGH
A FLOR DA VIDA
NEWSPAPER GIRL
DANDARA
ZAHUROO
DOIS + DOIS = TRES
LUCIDEZ
One of the all-time greats of Brazilian Jazz-Fusion, Flora Purim, returns with her first studio album in over 15 years, ‘If You Will’. This album is a triumphant celebration, exploring new compositions alongside fresh versions of some of Flora’s favourite songs. Title track ‘If You Will’ revives her past collaborations with producer and long-time friend, the legendary George Duke:

“You will find good love, real joy, so much peace of mind, if you will…”

The tune sets a positive and inspiring tone that echoes throughout the project and features vocals from Flora’s daughter, Diana Purim, who guests on four of the nine tracks. ‘This Is Me’ is a tune rewritten in Portuguese and originally penned in English in 2005 by Diana and her production partner, husband Krishna Booker; ‘500 Miles High’ marks the heyday of the late Chick Corea’s Return To Forever band and 'Zahuroo' by Brazilian singer/pianist Cláudia Villela features Cláudia on an exciting and dynamic group vocal with Flora and husband, renowned percussionist Airto Moreira.

A true family affair, ‘If You Will’ is one of many albums recorded over the years by the team of Flora, Airto, Diana and Krishna. The project reunites some of Flora’s closest circle of musical peers, including guitarist/composer José Neto and drummer/engineer Celso Alberti who, together with Diana and Krishna helped Flora produce this album.

Overseen by creative concept and project manager Roberta Cutolo, this is the latest chapter in Flora’s long, illustrious and varied career. The album was recorded during the pandemic in Los Angeles, Oakland, New York, Mexico City, Curitiba and São Paulo. In addition to Flora’s lifelong marriage and musical partnership with Airto, she has also worked with the likes of Stan Getz, Gil Evans, Miriam Makeba, George Duke, Chick Corea (as an original member of Return To Forever), Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra and many more. Her solo albums on Milestone remain true jazz-fusion classics, which continue to stand the test of time.

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released April 29, 2022

Produced by Flora Purim, Diana Purim, Krishna Booker, Celso Alberti, José Neto

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