After leaving Miles Davis (1970) and Chick Corea (1972), Brazilian percussionist
enjoyed a brief moment of notoriety during which he concocted a trivial
world-funk-jazz-soul-rock fusion on albums,
frequently featuring his wife, vocalist Flora Purim,
such as Free (april 1972), that contained his first original composition, the twelve-minute Free, and
Fingers (april 1973), with Tombo in 7/4,
Virgin Land (june 1974).