Tag: Mark Weinstein

Cuban Roots – Conversation With Mark Weinstein

Essential Albums: Mark Weinstein's Cuban Roots and Cuban Roots Revisited The following is an excerpt from an interview...

Mark Weinstein · In Jerusalem

With great skill Mark Weinstein answers the question: how to turn traditional Hasidim from all over the...

Mark Weinstein: Latin Jazz Underground

Mark Weinstein’s Tales from the Earth (Otá Records, 2009) was his finest album until now. This recording,...

Mark Weinstein – Todo Corazón

Of all the magnificent aspects of The Tango, perhaps the most beguiling is its musicality. For instance,...

Mark Weinstein – El Cumbanchero

It might seem foolhardy to many to take a chance and make an entire record based on...

Noteworthy Recordings of 2011

This is the recording that Maraca’s fans have been waiting for. Recorded live at the Grand Theater in Havana, Cuba (2010), it presents Maraca’s collaboration with the Havana Chamber Orchestra and includes standout contributions from pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa, Japanese violinist Sayaka, saxophonist David Sanchez, drummer Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo and others. The recording takes the listener on a musical journey [...]

Mark Weinstein: Jazz Brasil (Jazzheads – 2010)

Mark Weinstein has quietly established himself as one of the most wildly inventive flutists in modern memory....

In Conversation with Flutist, Composer, Arranger, Mark Weinstein

The reason I am focusing on Pedrito is that "Timbasa" is as much his project as it is mine. He co-produced the recording and set things up in response to a funny challenge. I ran into him somewhere and he asked me when we were going to collaborate on another project. Sort of goofing on him I said, "Find me a piano player and a bass player who are as good as you and bring a couple of drummers." I had no idea what he was going to deal me! [...]

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