Speak No Evil (Flora Purim album)

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Speak no evil
Album speak no evil cover.jpg
Studio album by Flora Purim
Released 2003
Genre Jazz, Latin music
Length 50:23
Label Narada
Producer Gary Meek, Geoff Gillette, Yutaka Yokokura
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Speak no evil is a 2003 album by the Brazilian singer Flora Purim. The name of the album is a tribute to a 1965 album and song by Wayne Shorter.

The album is a fusion of jazz, samba, and other Latin rhythms, featuring Airto Moreira, Oscar Castro Neves, and her daughter, Diana Booker.[2]

The album reached number fifteen on the jazz album chart at Billboard magazine.[3]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Songwriters Length
1. "This Magic" Don Grusin, Diana Booker 5:06
2. "You Go to My Head" Haven Gillespie, J. Fred Coots 3:54
3. "Speak No Evil (All for One)" Vanessa Rubin, Wayne Shorter 5:13
4. "I've Got You Under My Skin" Cole Porter 2:52
5. "Tamanco No Samba" Orlan Divo, Helton Menezes 5:05
6. "Don't Say a Word" Bill Cantos 6:28
7. "Primeira Estrela" Airto Moreira, Yutaka Yokokura 5:01
8. "It Ain't Necessarily So" Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin 5:22
9. "I Feel You" Bill Cantos 4:37
10. "O Sonho (Moon Dreams)" Egberto Gismonti 6:41



  • Flora Purim – vocals
  • Gary Meek – flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Bill Cantos – keyboards ("Don't Say a Word" and "I Feel You")
  • Oscar Castro-Neves – keyboards ("I've Got You Under My Skin") and acoustic guitar
  • Russell Ferrante – keyboards ("This Magic" and "Speak No Evil")
  • Christian Jacob – keyboards ("You Go to My Head" and "Ain't Necessarily So")
  • Marcos Silva – keyboards (in "Tamanco no samba" and "O Sonho")
  • Yutaka Yokokura – keyboards ("Primeira Estrela")
  • Gary Brown – bass ("Tamanco No Samba", "Primeira Estrela" and "O Sonho"
  • Jimmy Haslip – bass ("This Magic" and "Speak No Evil")
  • Trey Henry – bass ("You Go to My Head", "Don't Say a Word", "Ain't Necessarily So" and "I Feel You")
  • Jimmy Branly – drums ("This Magic") and percussion ("Speak No Evil")
  • Airto Moreira – drums (except "This Magic"), percussion (except "Speak No Evil) and vocals (in "Primeira Estrela")
  • Michito Sanchez – percussion ("This Magic" and "Speak No Evil")
  • Diana Booker – vocals ("Primeira Estrela")

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
2003 Billboard Top Jazz Albums 15[3]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Almeida Filho, Luciano (23 April 2003). "Para redescobrir Flora Purim". O Povo Online (in Portuguese). Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Speak No Evil - Flora Purim | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Widran, Jonathan. "Speak no evil". All music. Retrieved 16 January 2010.