Description: Over the course of the past 40 years, Mark Weinstein has flown unde the radar of most jazz critics while amassing an impressive body of work going back to his sideman days with Herbie Mann and salsa jazz legends Eddie Palmieri, cal Tjader, Tito Puente and Larry Harlow during the '60s and including his own outings as a leader since '90s. With "Lua E Sol", his 11th recording under his own name, Weinstein may finally come to be acknowledged by both critics and the public at large as a talent deserving of wider recognition.
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.