Thursday, September 1, 2011

SHM-CD of the Month - "Airto: Fingers"

SHM-CD of the Month
Airto: Fingers" (CTI) 1973

Rating: ***** (musical performance & sonic quality)

Produced by Creed Taylor
Engineered & Digitally Remastered for SHM-CD release by Rudy Van Gelder
Featuring: Airto Moreira (percussion, drums, lead vocals), Hugo Fattoruso (Fender Rhodes electric piano, Yamaha organ, harmonica, lead vocals), Ringo Thielmann (electric bass, backing vocals), George Fattoruso aka Jorge Osvaldo Fattoruso (drums, backing vocals), David Amaro (electric guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar) & Flora Purim (lead vocals, percussion)

Front Cover Photo: Pete Turner
Back Cover & Liner Photos: Alen MacWeeney
Album design: Bob Ciano
Recorded at Van Gelder Studios (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey) on April 9, 17 & 18, 1973
1. Fingers (El Rada) (Ruben Rada/Eduardo Uzeta) - 4:30
2. Romance of Death (Hugo Fattoruso) - 5:32
3. Merry-Go-Round (Airto Moreira/Flora Purim) - 2:43
4. Wind Chant (Hugo Fattoruso) - 5:46
5. Parana (Hugo Fattoruso) - 5:59
6. San Francisco River (Flora Purim) - 4:07
7. Tombo In 7/4 (Airto Moreira) - 6:23
This is the rave 4-star review, written by Michael Bourne, and printed in DownBeat magazine at the time of the original vinyl LP release (CTI 6028) in 1973

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