Latin Jazz Corner Podcast #3 – Mark Weinstein, Grupo Falso Baiano, & 5 Ways To Support Latin Jazz In 2012

by chip on January 11, 2012

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Episode #3 is an exciting show – we’ve got over an hour of interviews, music, and thoughts on Latin Jazz, walking you deep into this wonderful style of music.

We start the show by kicking off the new year with five thoughts on how you can support Latin Jazz in 2012. It’s a great time to look ahead and see what we all can do to keep the music thriving – a mission that we all need to take seriously. I’ve tried to come up with five easy and fun ways to show your support for Latin Jazz that can make a difference. The year looks bright, so let’s do everything that we can to take the music to another level in 2012!

In the second piece of the show, we take a closer look at the outstanding 2011 release from Brazilian Jazz band Grupo Falso Baiano, Simplicidade: Live At Yoshi’s. It’s a stellar sophomore release that balances the group’s rich understanding of choro with the spontaneity of live performance. It also features a special guest performer in pianist Jovino Santos Neto, who inspires the group to reach even further heights. You’ll get to hear part of an interview that I did with percussionist Ami Molinelli about the album and then check out a fantastic track from the recording, “Feira Livre.”

You can check out more of my interview with Ami Molinelli on the Latin Jazz Corner.

If you haven’t heard Grupo Falso Baiano, you’re going to be hooked after this track. Make sure that you go over to the Grupo Falso Baiano website for more on the band and then support them by picking up Simplicidade: Live At Yoshi’s.

The final portion of this podcast episode features an interview with flautist Mark Weinstein, where we discuss his latest album El Cumbanchero. This album is another fantastic chapter in Weinstein’s creative exploration of Cuban music, where he mixes jazz with danzon in a charanga setting. Cuban pianist Aruán Ortiz provided the arrangements, which simply overflow with beauty – these magnificent works in combination with Weinstein’s flute performance make El Cumbanchero a masterpiece.

Weinstein is an important voice in Latin Jazz – from his time with Eddie Palmieri’s La Perfecta to the essential album Cuban Roots and his modern recordings, Weinstein is someone that you need to hear. If you want to get the full scoop on Weinstein’s career, check out the extensive interview with him that I published on LJC – you’ll want to read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

El Cumbanchero is really a fantastic album that brings together all of Weinstein’s experience into an important statement. You don’t want to miss this one – here’s a link to pick up Mark Weinstein’s El Cumbanchero.

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