Description: Flautist Mark Weinstein is joined by some of Brazil's best musicians for O Nosso Amor, an exploration that draws heavily from the music of the greatest Brazilian composers. Accompanied by guitarist Romero Lubambo and bassist Nilson Matta (two-thirds of Trio da Paz), plus percussionists Paulinho Braga, Guilherme Franco and Jorge Silva, Weinstein is clearly a master of Brazilian jazz, alternating between soprano, alto and bass flutes to fit the mood of each piece. Highlights include Weinstein's cheerful bossa nova "Marka Som," the engaging "Lugar Comum" (featuring Matta extensively), Lubabmbo's exciting "Frevo Camarada" (which suggests the frenetic dancing in the streets), and the lyrical "Por Causa de Voce." Highly recommended.
Jazz Flutist plays World based Jazz and Post-Bebop with world-class musicians rooted in Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, African, Jewish and Indian traditions. A Latin Jazz innovator, Mark was among the first jazz musicians to record with traditional Cuban rhythm sections. His signature album, Cuban Roots, released in 1967 is a classic with Mark on trombone and Chick Corea on piano in an epic making statement that transformed Latin Jazz. His recent recordings include such notables as Cuban pianist Omar Sosa, Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo, percussionists Francisco Aguabella, Cyro Baptista and Pedrito Martinez, bassists Santi Debriano, Nilson Mata and Mike Richmond as well as guitarists Jean Paul Bourelly, Vic Juris, Brad Shepik and Ed Cherry and drummers Cindy Blackman, Paulo Braga and Cecil Brooks III.