Pedro Montenegro: Airto Moreira at 80

Hosted by Brazilian music connoisseur Pedro Montenegro, this show was created in homage to Airto Moreira on his 80th birthday, a giant of percussion spanning various Brazilian styles over almost six decades. Invited guests from Worldwide FM and beyond discuss their favourite tracks selected from an enormous back catalogue. We hear from Worldwide FM’s very own Mari Kimura (AKA Morning Mari*), DJ and selectora Coco Maria, musician and composer Thiago Nassif, fellow percussionists Sarathy Korwar and Fabio de Oliveira, along with a special mini-mix from Roberta Cutolo.  Feliz Aniversário, Airto!

Pedro Montenegro was born in Rio de Janeiro and, before moving to London, was executive producer at highly regarded Brazilian venue Circo Voador. He has also worked at record labels, including Bolacha Discos (Brazil) and Far Out Recordings (UK), as well as at Baratos da Ribeiro, a record shop in Rio where he put on shows and events. Now he’s on the Worldwide team working with Gilles Peterson, archiving records and radio shows.

Sonzeira - Xibaba (She-Bá-Ba) [Brasil Bam Bam Bam / Brownswood Recordings; 2014]
Sambrasa Trio - Sambrasa [Em Som Maior / Som Maior; 1965]
Chick Corea - The Slide [Tap Step / Warner Bros. Records; 1980]
Sambalanço Trio - Improviso Negro [Sambalanço Trio / Som Maior; 1965]
Joni Mitchell ‎- The Tenth World [Don Juan's Reckless Daughter / Asylum Records; 1977]

= Mari Kimura =
Airto - Andei [Natural Feelings / Buddah Records; 1970]
Airto - Mixing [Natural Feelings / Buddah Records; 1970]
George Duke - I C'n Hear That [Liberated Fantasies / MPS Records; 1976]

= Sarathy Korwar =
Airto - Juntos (We Love) [Seeds On The Ground - The Natural Sounds Of Airto / Buddah Records; 1971]
Airto Moreira's tribute to Miles Davis [from the movie "Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue"; 2004]
Mickey Hart - Pigs In Space [At The Edge / Rykodisc; 1990]
Santana - Borboletta [Borboletta / Columbia; 1974]

= Coco Maria =
Azymuth - Carta Pro Airto (Letter to Airto) [Outubro / Milestone; 1980]
Airto - Bebe [Natural Feelings / Buddah Records; 1970]
Al Di Meola Project - Soaring Through A Dream [Soaring Through A Dream / Manhattan Records; 1985]

= Thiago Nassif =
David Friesen / Airto Moreira / Gary Barone - Early Morning Rises [Ancient Kings / Shamrock Records; 1994]
Quarteto Novo - Misturada [Quarteto Novo / Odeon; 1967]

= Fabio de Oliveira =
Quarteto Novo - Vim de Santana [Quarteto Novo / Odeon; 1967]
Airto Moreira - I'm Fine. How Are You? [I'm Fine. How Are You? / Warner Bros. Records; 1977]

= Roberta Cutolo =
Airto - Ruas do Recife [Promises of The Sun / Arista; 1976]
Airto - Hot Sand [Virgin Land / Salvation; 1974]
Airto Moreira - Canção dos Olhos Tristes [unreleased]
Flora Purim - You On My Mind [That's What She Said / Milestone; 1978]

Airto - I Don't Have To Do What I Don't Want To Do [Virgin Land / Salvation; 1974]

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