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Mark Weinstein: Jazz Brasil

Read "Jazz Brasil" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Mark Weinstein has quietly established himself as one of the most wildly inventive flutists in modern memory. He is also one of the finest virtuoso players in the entire spectrum of 20th and 21st century music. His only rivals may well be the late Eric Dolphy, the Canadians, Jane Bunnett and Bill McBirnie, and, of course, ...

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Mark Weinstein: Jazz Brasil

Read "Jazz Brasil" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Flautist Mark Weinstein has been a major force in the Latin jazz genre for some time, releasing projects almost yearly. Though the body of his discography falls squarely within the Afro-Cuban form which remains his passion, he has slowly gravitated towards the Brazilian sound, releasing three Brazilian-style projects, for Jazzheads, since 2005. On Jazz Brasil, Weinstein ...

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Mark Weinstein: Jazz Brasil

Read "Jazz Brasil" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Mark Weinstein had a long journey across the trail of music instruments before he settled on the flute. He first played the piano when he was six. He then tried the clarinet and the drums before gravitating to the trombone and string bass in high school. The trombone was the mainstay for quite a while, and ...

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Mark Weinstein: Jazz Brasil

Read "Jazz Brasil" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Jazz Brasil continues flautist Mark Weinstein's odyssey through the world of Latin jazz. The former trombonist-turned-philosophy-professor-turned-flute-phenom has delivered a steady stream of Latin jazz releases that highlight material from well-known Latin American composers, deal with original material, and deliver Latin-ized takes on jazz classics. His previous release, Timbasa (Jazzheads Records, 2010), tackled Cuba with percussion-heavy gusto, ...

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Mark Weinstein: Jazz Brasil

Read "Jazz Brasil" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Flautist Mark Weinstein has enjoyed impressive success with his almost yearly releases. Timbasa (Jazzhead Records, 2010), Tales from the Earth (With Omar Sosa) (Ota Records, 2009) and Straight No Chaser (Jazzhead Records, 2008) were all favorably reviewed within these sacred electrons. Weinstein belongs to an elite club of jazz flautists, a necessarily small one that includes ...