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Written by Michel Colombier, Flora Purim & Airto Moreira

During his years as a top session man in the seventies, David Foster wasn’t just playing on pop/r&b albums. His gifted fingers appeared on prominent jazz/fusion projects like Flora Purim’s 1978 “Everyday, Everynight.” Purim is one of the best jazz singers to come out of Brazil and is married to famed percussionist and frequent collaborator Airto Moreira. “Everyday, Everynight” is a sophisticated mixture of Brazilian sounds and jazz/r&b influences beautifully sung by Purim and backed up by some amazing musicians including Herbie Hancock, Oscar Castro-Neves, George Duke and the Brecker Brothers. Moreira handled the production duties together with Bob Monaco while the late, talented Michel Colombier arranged and co-wrote the bulk of the album with Purim and Moreira. Foster played the acoustic piano on two songs; “Five-Four” sung in vocalese with an intricate rhythm and tight horns, and “I Just Don’t Know” that starts as a smooth ballad and develops into an up-tempo jam clearly influenced by Earth, Wind & Fire. He also played his liquid fender rhodes on “The Hope,” one of the best melodies on this record which featured the late, extraordinary Jaco Pastorius on bass, David Sanborn on sax, Lee Ritenour on guitar and Colombier on acoustic piano. “The Hope” is a gorgeous, intense jazz ballad that showcases Purim’s personal and unique singing style. Throughout the album her performance is enriched by the stellar performances of the studio musicians. “Everyday, Everynight” makes a perfect listen for those who love refined composition, multifaceted arrangements and quality performances.


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Vocals: Flora Purim
Alto Saxophone: David Sanborn
Guitar: Lee Ritenour
Fender Rhodes: David Foster
Piano: Michel Colombier
Bass (melody): Jaco Pastorius
Bass (rhythm): Dennis Belfield
Drums: Harvey Mason
Percussion: Airto Moreira
Produced by Bob Monaco & Airto Moreira