Mark Weinstein

O Nosso Amor

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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.

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