Mit ihrem ersten Album seit 15 Jahren kehrt die große Flora Purim auf die internationale Bühne zurück. "If You Will" erscheint als CD, Vinyl-LP und limiteirte farbige Vinyl LP für Indie-Stores exklusiv bei STRUT.
Conceived as a celebration of her music and collaborations, thealbum explores new compositions alongside fresh versions ofFlora’s favourite personal songs and positive lyrics from across hervaried career. Title track ‘If You Will’ reprises a song from herinspired collaborations with George Duke: “You will find... good love,real joy, so much peace of mind, if you will…”; the resilient ‘This IsMe’ updates an Airto jam band tune ‘I Don’t Wanna Be MyselfAgain’; ‘500 Miles High’ marks the heyday of the late Chick Corea’sReturn To Forever band and ‘Zahuroo’ interprets a song by ClaudiaVillela about “a shapeshifting animal creature, a messenger whoacts as a bridge between our thoughts and the universe.”
A family affair recorded primarily in Curitiba and Sao Paulo, ‘If YouWill’ brings together many of Flora’s closest circle of musiciansincluding Airto Moreira, guitarist José Neto, her daughter DianaPurim on vocals and percussionist Celso Alberti.
The album is the latest chapter in Flora’s long, illustrious and variedcareer. As well as her celebrated partnership with Airto and herearly days with Quarteto Novo, Flora has worked with Stan Getz, GilEvans, Miriam Makeba, George Duke, Chick Corea (as an originalmember of Return To Forever), Dizzy Gillespie’s United NationOrchestra, Uruguayan band Opa and many more. Her solo albumson Milestone remain true jazz fusion classics.