When the sizzling sounds of Brazil entered the mainstream of American jazz and rock in the sixties, Airto Moreira, the world's foremost percussionist, was the leader. Performing with his wife, Flora Purim, one of the most innovative voices in modern jazz, V.I.E.W. VIDEO is proud to present this steamy addition to its popular "Jazz Series." Airto, the brilliantly original percussionist, composer and arranger, is also responsible for the resurgence of percussion in jazz and pop music worldwide. Beginning his career at the age of 16 playing trap-drums in the local clubs of Sao Paulo, Airto went on to join the Quarteto Novo, which included the legendary Hermeto Pascoal. The group set the standard for a new progressive sound in Brazilian music...the mixing of fiery, passionate rhythms with soft chord changes. Since his relocation to the U.S., Airto has collaborated with such artists as Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderly, Weather Report, and Paul Simon. Flora Purim's six-octave range has allowed her ample opportunity to explore her unique talent, making her the first singer to couple her pure sound with the hybrid singing style of Jazz-Latin-Rock fusion. Raised in Rio with the stylized rhythms of Brazilian street music, she became known while singing the then avant-garde sounds of Bossa Nova. Arriving in the U.S. in 1968, she went on to work with jazz greats Stan Getz, Gil Evans, Chick Corea's Return to Forever group and, of course, her husband, Airto. Flora began to reevaluate traditional pop/jazz singing, shifting her voice from lyric concentration to emphasizing the production of natural sounds that allowed her to communicate with her audience more freely. Today, she has perfected a vocal style that is truly unique. Recorded from the Queen Mary Jazz Festival, this live concert on DVD is a rhythmic, vocal and visual delight...a foot-tapping experience to the sounds of Airto & Flora Purim, truly two of Latin America's Jazziest All-Stars.