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Moreira, Airto / Life After that
Album:Life After that Collection:World
Artist:Moreira, Airto Added:Oct 2003

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Add Date:2004-02-09 Pull Date:2004-04-12 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Apr 18Apr 4Mar 28Mar 21Mar 14Mar 7Feb 29Feb 22

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 02, 2010:Global Warming at the Cafe Bohemian
Ritmo Do Mundo
4.Mar 29, 2004:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Baba and Malonga Went Home
2.Sep 07, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
Ritmo Do Mundo
5.Mar 27, 2004:Morning Glory
Let It Out Let It in
3.Apr 12, 2004:the boss plays funky beats
Let It Out Let It in
6.Mar 20, 2004:Morning Glory
Ritmo Do Mundo

Album Review
Steve Reyes
Reviewed 2004-02-09 
Life After That – Airto Moreira
This is the master Brazilian percussionist’s first US release in 14 years. He is a veteran of groups like Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum, Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew, Stan Getz, Weather Report, etc. This release is an excellent review of Airto’s range and style. There is a wide assortment of complex percussion sets as well as traditional samba. Check the amazing didgeridoo cut on track 7 featuring local musician Stephen Kent. Also check #1, 3, and 6
1- Ritmo Do Mundo 5:46 - Standard samba time and rhythm using female vocals, enough subtle sampling to keep things interesting and current.
2- O T’unel 4:30 - Slow flowing beginning. Airto vocal. Rhythm and structure gradually picks up by the end of the track
3- Baba & Malonga Went Home 5:44 - Percussion jam session with 7 percussionists featuring conga master Giovanni Hidalgo (Planet Drum). In spite of the wide range of players the set weaves a complex structure that is free yet tight.
4- Fica Mal Con Deus 4:38 - Jazzy up-tempo flute and vocals
5- Live Solo 10:22 - live recording of Airto on Pandeiro (Brazilian tambourine) with vocals, lots of passion and energy. Good example of his forte.
6- Hala, Tumba and Timbal 5:10 - Fast and snappy percussion session jam with less players than on track 3 so the textures and structure can breath. Nice stereo panning of Airto’s part. Again, Hidalgo shines.
7- Redland 8:39 - Incredible didgeridoo arrangement by Stephen Kent. First 4 minutes are slow and mesmerizing with Airto’s simple touches dancing on top. Also some talking drum. At 4:45 there is a quick change to a fast tempo jam.
8- Mulata and Futebol 5:07 - Another samba, the first 4 minutes traditional. The last 1:20 is electronically sped up to a percussion explosion with crowd screams.
9- Let It Out Let It In 4:00 - Snappy reggae meets Bahia
Steve Reyes 2/2/04

Track Listing
1.Ritmo Do Mundo 5.Live Solo
2.O Tunel 6.Hala, Tumga and Timbal
3.Baba and Malonga Went Home 7.Redland
4.Fica Mal Com Deus 8.Mulata and Futebol
 9.Let It Out Let It in