Tori (Limited Edition CD)

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Format: CD 
Label: Soul Jazz Records 
Year: 2021 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 


1 O Mercado (Brazilian Market)
2 Tori (Segment One)
3 Tzigane
4 Tori (Segment Two)
5 Sambinha
6 Time Still / Passaro - Pifaro (Flute Bird)
7 Tori (Segment Three)
8 Tranquil

Originally released in 1978.


Acoustic Guitar – Amaury Tristao, John La Barbera
Bass – Buster Williams
Flute – Lloyd McNeill
Drums – Victor Lewis
Percussion – Dom Um Romao
Piano – Dom Salvador
Tuba – Howard Johnson
Vocals, Percussion – Nana Vasconcelos

First released as a private-press album in 1978 on flautist Lloyd McNeill’s own Baobab Record label in Washington, DC. The LP has been out-of-print for 43 years and is lovingly remastered by Soul Jazz Records.

Tori is a stunning album that blends Brazilian and Latin flavors with deep Spiritual Jazz, recorded in 1978. The album features an unbelievably strong line-up which includes legendary Brazilian figures like Dom Um Romao, Nana Vasconcelos and Dom Salvador alongside jazz heavyweights such as Buster Williams, Howard Johnson, John La Barbera and more.

Lloyd McNeill is an African-American flautist, painter, poet, and photographer born in Washington, D.C., in 1935. His multi-disciplinary creative life led to encounters and friendships with Nina Simone, Picasso, Eric Dolphy, Nana Vasconceles and other legendary cultural figures.

McNeill grew up through the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. In the mid-1960s he moved to France where he became friends with Picasso, working with a number of émigré-jazz musicians whilst living in Paris.

In the late 1960s he taught jazz and painting workshops at the New Thing Art and Architecture Center in Washington. In the 1970s he travelled throughout Brazil and West Africa studying music, and taught music anthropology in the US.

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