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Opa: Golden Wings/Magic Time

This reissue of Opa’s two mid-1970s Milestone releases should appeal to listeners who enjoy an eclectic mix of jazz, rock, funk and Latin rhythms. The trio Opa, now disbanded, consisted of Uruguayan keyboardist, Hugo Fattoruso, percussionist George Fattoruso and bassist Ringo Thielmann. Guest artists include flutist Hermeto Pascoal, heard on the ethereal ballad “Paper Butterflies,” guitarist David Amaro, vocalist Flora Purim, heard on “Arise” and percussionist Airto, who also produced this release. The tunes rely on multiple electronic and synthesizer effects.

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