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Interview: Saxophonist Anthony Ortega

Thu. 1/17 12p: Anthony Ortega has played and recorded with all of the West Coast scene since 1947. This is going to be good! He's spry and full of history - Clifford Brown, Harold Land, Gigi Gryce, Gerald Wilson, Art Pepper, Frank Zappa, Quincy Jones, Lionel Hampton 1953!, Mike Wofford, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Dinah Washington, Sonny Stitt, Annie Ross, Art Farmer, Erroll Garner, Herbie Mann, and I will be asking him about a bebopper working with Wingy Manone(1957)!, Groove Holmes, Maynard, Miles, Jean-Luc Ponty, Bud Shank, Michael Anthony (on one of the Groove Holmes sessions), Blue Mitchell, Gabor Szabo, Lalo Schifrin, etc & Etcetera &c----and on the telephone he said he'd sure like to visit New Mexico and play the Outpost.  

Mark Weber grew up on the outskirts of the megalopolis Los Angeles and wasn't suppose to listen to jazz.