Butterfly Dreams

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Butterfly Dreams
Butterfly Dreams.jpg
Studio album by Flora Purim
Released 1973
Recorded December 1973
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 36:45
Label Milestone
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Flora Purim chronology
Flora e MPM
(1964)Flora e MPM1964
Butterfly Dreams
500 Miles High
(1974)500 Miles High1974
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic - 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 2/5 stars[2]

Butterfly Dreams is the second album by Brazilian jazz singer Flora Purim. It was released on Milestone in 1973. The album peaked at number 36 on the Billboard jazz album charts.[3]


Allmusic awarded the album 4.5 stars. Its review by Jim Newsom states: "This is the album that launched Flora Purim's solo career with great promise following her magnificent stint with Chick Corea's first incarnation of Return to Forever."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Dr. Jive (Part I)"   Clarke 2:15
2. "Butterfly Dreams" Potter Clarke 6:59
3. "Dindi" De Oliveira Jobim 5:50
4. "Summer Night"   Warren, Dubin 6:23
5. "Love Reborn" Purim Duke 3:40
6. "Moon Dreams" Livingston, Evans Gismonti 4:59
7. "Dr. Jive (Part II)"   Clarke 3:41
8. "Light as a Feather" Purim Clarke 5:44


Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1975 Billboard Jazz Albums 6[3]


  1. ^ Newsom, Jeff. Butterfly Dreams at AllMusic
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 164. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ a b "Butterfly Dreams – Flora Purim | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Newsom, J. Allmusic Review: Butterfly Dreams accessed 12 May 2010