Free (Airto album)

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Free
Studio album by Airto
Released 1972
Recorded March 23 and April 12, 13 & 20, 1972
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 47:23
Label CTI
CTI 6020
Producer Creed Taylor
Airto Moreira chronology
Seeds on the Ground
(1971)
Free
(1972)
Fingers
(1974)

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.[1] The album reached number 30 in the Billboard Jazz albums charts.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "The music combines together jazz, Brazilian music, and aspects of fusion and funk quite successfully."[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Return to Forever" (Chick Corea) - 10:17
  2. "Flora's Song" (Flora Purim) - 8:30
  3. "Free" (Airto Moreira) - 11:50
  4. "Lucky Southern" (Keith Jarrett) - 2:36
  5. "Creek (Arroio)" (Victor Brazil) - 6:12
  6. "So Tender" (Jarrett) - 5:01
  7. "Jequié" (Moacir Santos) - 2:57
    • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on March 23 and April 12, 13 & 20, 1972

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Peak position
1973 Billboard '​s Jazz Albums 30[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CTI Records discography accessed February 23, 2012
  2. ^ a b "Free - Airto,Airto Moreira | Awards". allmusic.com. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic review. accessed February 20, 2012.