For example, Airto
is a hero of the jazz dance scene and he'll be doing his solo thing which is so impressive.
Indeed, in the array of esoteric percussion instruments rattled and shaken by Airto
Moreira, a cowbell would not have been out of place.
Accomplished and well-known Brazilian jazz percussionist Airto
Moreira will be performing with his six-piece band in Florence, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Siuslaw School District Music Education Programs.
World-renowned Brazilian percussionist, Airto
Moreira, is joined by the 40-strong Heritage Orchestra and Blue Note's Robert Glasper Trio for the showcase event in Hall 1.
Corea has some old friends on board for this voyage around the Med, including Hubert Laws, Airto
Moreira and Steve Gadd, as well as newer acquaintances like Tim Garland.
This one is great, with a line-up of Davis, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Dave Hollland, Jack DeJohnette, and Airto
Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1942, she married the up-and-coming drummer and percussionist Airto
Moreira, who had already established his career in such groups as Quarteto Novo, a combo led by multi-instrumentalist and composer Hermeto Pascoal.
The Warner disc features Airto
Moreira, Gilberto Gil, Antonio Carlos Jobim and other great Brazilians, as well as funky stuff from influenced Americans like Herbie Mann.
Judging from the many attempts to rearrange classical music into jazz that were dismal failures -- Airto
's Also Sprach Zarathustra and Hubert Laws' Rite of Spring come to mind -- Ellington's work here shows him to deserve all the accolades that critics and music lovers bestowed on him while he was alive.