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razilian vocalist Flora Purim first attracted attention in the original lineup of pianist Chick Corea‘s pioneering fusion band, Return to Forever. Butterfly Dreams, Purim’s first album as a bandleader, mined similar territory, wedding breezy melodies and soaring vocals to fat, funky beats supplied by electric bassist Stanley Clarke and Purim’s percussionist husband, Airto Moreira. Joe Henderson provides airy flute and handsome tenor saxophone; guitarist David Amaro is gentle one minute and scorching the next. And if George Duke‘s keyboards occasionally sound dated to modern ears, it’s only because he was the player whose sound and feel everyone wanted to cop during the decade.