AIRTO'S STORIES  
 
       

Musical Childhood Stories I remember the first time I sang in a competition ... I won 1st prize ...of course I took the tambourine.
5000 Hippies Dancing  I was told to watch this guy in the audience, so I see him ... way far away, just burst into flames...
How I Record I'm not "Old Fashion", but in my percussion I don't use any electronics, only a microphone ... 

With The Kodo Drummers Wow! I just got back from a trip to Sado Island, home of the famous Kodo Taiko drummers ...
My Wonderful Tour of Brazil When you're in Brazil, you see people walking down the street whistling and happy for some reason.
Europe 2003 Part 1 On one of these nights Paul McCartney came to see us. It was kind of a funny moment. I was sitting ... 

Europe 2003 Part 2 It was around 1am and it started to rain and snow as we were driving into the mountains on a narrow road ...
Brazilian Honor President Fernando Cardoso has named Airto Moreira, Flora Purim and Joseph Wallach to the 'Order of Rio Branco'. Egypt We passed through tiny little towns with chickens and children and people praying ... on the camel road blocked by camels ...

Meeting Miles Davis I said something like "Miles!" rather excitedly, and he just looked at me with that look. That bored Miles look.
Working with Miles ... Then he said "Are you crazy? You are crazy, you crazy Brazilian." And I said "You're a crazy American".
Isle Of Wight They had to send a helicopter to pick up the band, they flew us over all the people who were everywhere like ants...

Jaco Pastorius I want to tell you a story about Jaco, Jaco Pastorius. It's not a bad story about him, it's a good one.
Toots Thielemans We play some of the most beautiful romantic ballads ... soothing, almost like it is cleaning your spirit.
Russia Aeroflot was quite different from other airlines I had been on ...