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  • Audio CD (26 July 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Bgp
  • ASIN: B003RDZ8DG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,303 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)


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* Brazilian-born Purim is one of the most influential jazz singers of the 1970s and beyond. She moved to the United States in the late 60s with her husband, master percussionist Airto Moreira and after working with Stan Getz and Duke Pearson joined Chick Corea in his fusion super-group Return To Forever where she was the voice on the seminal "Light As A Feather" LP. She then signed a solo deal with Mainstream Records, where she recorded a string of critically-acclaimed albums that cemented her reputation. She continues to work with her husband in a variety of projects.

* "Stories To Tell" was her second album for the Milestone label, made in 1974, which featured a heavyweight line-up from the fusion world that included Weather Report's Miroslav Vitous, George Duke, Earl Klugh and her husband. The song choice highlights her love for Brazilian music, with great renditions of `Vera Cruz' and `Casa Forte'; both became jazz-dance classics. The title track shows her pioneer jazz vocal style and McCoy Tyner's `Search For Peace' is simply beautiful.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By dave copeland on 4 Nov. 2012
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Brazilian jazz vocalist Flora Purim is accompanied by Airto and George Duke on this album from 1974, with stand out track:Casa Forte, a big favourite on the British jazz dance scene. Essential.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
The Best Flora Purim Album Ever Made! 5 Dec. 2001
By JazzMann - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I wish I could give this CD collection TEN stars. "Stories To Tell" is my favorite Flora Purim album, by far. Many claim "Butterfly Dreams" is her best but my favorite is "Stories To Tell". Flora was at the top of her career when this album was made and her work is simply outstanding....OUTSTANDING!! The cast of musicians on this CD will startle you. Absolutely the best Latin jazz musicians in the world played with her. I will leave you guessing as to who they are. (OK, just one hint, Carlos Santana does some of his best work ever on "Silver Sword".)

If you buy just one Flora Purim CD, this MUST be it. I repeat: THIS IS THE BEST FLORA ALBUM EVER MADE (in my humble opinion of course)!!!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
One of the finest 13 Aug. 2002
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I must agree with most reviews, Flora is absolutely transcendent. I would perhaps pick Butterfly Dreams over Stories to tell, just for her version of Dindi. But if you truely want to go to heaven and stay there, I recommend you buy both albums, and play Insensatez & Dindi back to back. This really is as good as it gets
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
This recording will take you to the isles of paradise! 7 Aug. 1999
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Flora Purim's voice is that of the wind, captivating and soothing all at the same time. The song "Mountain Train" reminds me of a beautiful summer day with how Purim works her magic on this song. The entire CD is wonderful to listen to, you definitely will not be disappointed. This is a classic Flora Purim recording. When you want to be in a better mood or even in a sense of paradise listen to this CD. Flora Purim's voice is soothing and calming. This CD has brought back numerous memories from childhood since I have been listening to Purim from childhood. I have grown up listening to "Stories to Tell" and those songs still bring a smile to my face and soul! This is definitely the best of the best of Flora Purim.
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tensile beauty 24 Aug. 2012
By B. Howard - Published on
Format: Audio CD
IMHO this is Flora's finest effort. a great balance between her jazzier inclinations, her brazillian roots, her early involvement in fusion.... the backing band (w/ well placed guests) is also well balanced between the brillant and insistent drumming and percussion of Airto, the acoustic and electric keys of George Duke and Ron Carter's always spot on bass... to my ear, as Flora pursued a heavier 'fusion' sound on her later work her strengths as a singer were ill served.... the delicacy and baby breath, the risk taking and yearning all came to the fore on this recording.... there is a looseness to this recording that was never to return.... plus, she looks just great on that cover... a bodily position that somehow reflects the sensitive AND creative music within.... this IS THE PLACE TO START w/ Flora.... saw her and Airto at the Roxy in 77.... GREAT SHOW!!!!! curtain comes up slowly to double drum kit by Airto and Chester Thompson.... burnin' samba.... Raul De Souza on trombone.... and Jack Nicholson and Julie Christy sitting at the next table... great night....
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Worth getting, but not my first pick 18 April 2008
By C. Oberst - Published on
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This was Flora's second solo album, after "Butterfly Dreams." Where the first album had a more overtly jazz orientation (albeit with mostly electric piano and some funk), "Stories to Tell" shows Flora starting to spread her wings a bit and get away from both traditional jazz and the lighter sound of Return to Forever v.1, of which she was a part. With this album, I hear Flora starting to become more creative and original with the use of her voice, and bolder in her willingness to combine jazz, synthesizers, modern Brazilian pop, and rock/funk guitar into a truly new sound.

The problem is, this album doesn't get all the way there and feels transitional and hesitant to me. Her later albums for Milestone, such as "Open Your Eyes You Can Fly" and "That's What She Said" are truly where she found her place as a unique artist, in my opinion. More traditional jazz listeners would probably prefer "Butterfly Dreams" or Return to Forever's "Light As a Feather".

That said, the album is worth getting for those who've fallen under Flora's musical spell.
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