Virgin Land (album)

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Virgin Land
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Studio album by Airto
Released 1974
Recorded February 4 & 19, 1974
Los Angeles, California and New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 39:48
Label Salvation
SAL 701
Producer Billy Cobham
Airto Moreira chronology
Virgin Land

Virgin Land is an album by Brazilian jazz drummer and percussionist Airto Moreira (who was credited simply as "Airto") featuring performances recorded in 1974 and released on the Salvation label.[1]


The Allmusic review states "An all-star cast accompanies Brazilian percussion master Airto Moreira on this percolating collection of jazz fusion pieces".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Track listing

All compositions by Airto Moreira except as indicated
  1. "Stanley's Tune" (Stanley Clarke) - 4:34
  2. "Musikana" (Gabriel DeLorme) - 7:08
  3. "Virgin Land" - 8:19
  4. "Peasant Dance" (Milcho Leviev) - 3:33
  5. "Lydian Riff" (Leviev) - 7:22
  6. "Hot Sand" - 5:35
  7. "I Don't Have To Do What I Don't Want To Do" (DeLorme, Moreira) - 3:17
  • Recorded in Los Angeles, California on February 4, 1974 and in New York City on February 19, 1974



  1. ^ CTI Records discography accessed February 23, 2012
  2. ^ a b Newsome, J. Allmusic Review accessed February 23, 2012
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 6. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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