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Mark Weinstein: Latin Jazz Underground

In the liner notes to Latin Jazz Underground, flutist Mark Weinstein explains that he aims to “show that you could really stretch the boundaries while holding onto the Afro-Cuban core.” He nails it. The album, a collaboration with pianist Aruán Ortiz, explores free and open improvisations, yet clave, samba harmony and folk elements permeate it. … Read More “Mark Weinstein: Latin Jazz Underground”

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Mark Weinstein: Jazz Brasil

Mark Weinstein came to the flute late in life, but his mastery of the instrument is never in question on Jazz Brasil. Initially a trombonist with a penchant for Latin jazz-he worked with Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente and others in the ’60s-Weinstein dropped out of music in the ’70s to study philosophy, and then re-emerged … Read More “Mark Weinstein: Jazz Brasil”

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