Free (Airto album)

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Free
Free (Airto album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 24, 1972
RecordedMarch 23 and April 12, 13, and 20, 1972
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
GenreJazz, Brazilian jazz
Length47:23
LabelCTI
ProducerCreed Taylor
Airto Moreira chronology
Seeds on the Ground
(1971)
Free
(1972)
Fingers
(1973)

Free is an album by Brazilian jazz drummer and percussionist Airto Moreira (who was credited as "Airto") with performances recorded in 1972. The album was released by CTI Records[1] and reached No. 30 on the jazz album chart at Billboard magazine.[2]

Reception[edit]

At AllMusic, critic Scott Yanow writes that the album combines "jazz, Brazilian music, and aspects of fusion and funk quite successfully."[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Return to Forever" (Chick Corea)10:17
2."Flora's Song" (Flora Purim)8:30
3."Free" (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

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from AllMusic[3]

Charts[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CTI Discography: 1970-72". Doug Payne. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Free – Airto,Airto Moreira | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Yanow, Scott. "Free". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  4. ^ Swenson, John, ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide (1 ed.). New York: Rolling Stone. p. 6. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.