Fingers (album)

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Fingers
Fingers (album).jpg
Studio album by Airto
Released 1973
Recorded April 9, 17 and 18, 1973
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 37:23
Label CTI
CTI 6028
Producer Creed Taylor
Airto Moreira chronology
Free
(1972)
Fingers
(1973)
Virgin Land
(1974)

Fingers is an album by Brazilian jazz drummer and percussionist Airto Moreira (who was credited simply as "Airto") featuring performances recorded in 1973 and released on the CTI label.[1] The album reached number 18 in the Billboard Jazz albums charts.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review states "the results are consistently enriching. Fingers is an album to savor".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fingers (El Rada)" (Ruben Rada, Eduardo Uzeta) - 4:30
  2. "Romance of Death" (Hugo Fattoruso) - 5:35
  3. "Merry-Go-Round" (Airto Moreira, Flora Purim) - 2:40
  4. "Wind Chant" (Fattoruso) - 5:45
  5. "Parana" (Fattoruso) - 6:00
  6. "San Francisco River" (Purim) - 4:05
  7. "Tombo in 7/4" (Moreira, Hugo Fattoruso) - 6:20
    • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on April 9, 17 and 18, 1973

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Peak position
1973 Billboard's Jazz Albums 18[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CTI Records discography accessed February 23, 2012
  2. ^ a b "Fingers - Airto,Airto Moreira | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Henderson, A. Allmusic Review accessed February 23, 2012
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 6. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.