Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cuban Roots...Mark Weinstein's vision

Mark Weinstein played trombone with one of the greatest Latin Bands of all time..Eddie Palmieri's "La Perfecta." It was in that capacity that I first became aware of this consummate musician. Mark and I share a deep love and respect for the Afro Cuban culture and the wonderful music it has produced. This led Mark to record three landmark albums. Cuban Roots, Cuban Roots Revisited and Algo Mas express his fascination with the genre. This video gives us a glimpse into his explorations. The band consists of Mark on flute, Ben Lapidus on various guitars, Mike Rodriguez and Felix Sanabria on percussion and Harvito Schwartz on bass. The performance was recorded at the Taller Latino Americano on 104th and B'way on 4/27/01 and hosted by the irrepressible Mappy. Mappy needs a page for her self. The concert series she sponsored at the Taller became legendary. More on Mappy later.

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