Thursday, February 18, 2016

Anthony Ortega - New Dance !

Originally recorded for Revelation, the music on this CD reissue features the underrated but talented altoist Anthony Ortega stretching out on four duets with bassist Chuck Domanico and four trios with bassist Bobby West and drummer Bill Goodwin. Ortega plays adventurous but perfectly coherent solos on four originals and a quartet of standards (including "The Shadow Of Your Smile" and a haunting rendition of "My Buddy"). Although one can hear abstract ties to the music of Lennie Tristano, in general Ortega is surprisingly original, making this set an overlooked gem.
Scott Yanow

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Anthony Ortega
New Dance !


1 New Dance Pts. 1 & 2 (Ortega)  9:44
2 The Shadow of Your Smile (Mandel, Webster)  10:21
3 Sentimentalize (Ortega)  11:34
4 Conversation Piece (Ortega)  12:03
5 My Buddy (Donaldson, Kahn)  6:43
6 'Tis Autumn (Nemo)  6:47
7 I Love You (Porter)  8:23
8 G, the Key (Ortega)  4:48


Anthony Ortega - as
Bobby West - b
Bill Goodwin - dr
Recorded at Revelation's Mt. Washington Studio, Los Angeles ; January 14, 1967
[# 2, 3, 4 & 7]
Anthony Ortega - as
Chuck Domanico - b
Recorded same place as above ; October 15, 1966


jazzistic said...

I discovered Anthony Ortega with his album Scattered Clouds and I'm curious to hear this one.
Thanks a lot for sharing it !

All my congratulations for your wonderful blog : amazing posts of excellent music

hulaboy said...

Thank you!

moha said...

A late experience for me, thanks Mel!

Félix said...

Wow, I knew him as one of the pionners of free jazz, but never had the opportunity to hear him. What a sound!
Thanks, Mel!

duck said...

So much music, amazing effort Mel.

Melanchthon said...

Fred Archtop said...

Thank you Mel for this great music

boterletter said...

Hi Melanchthon, how can i send you a pm?

Melanchthon said...

francisco santos said...

... MERCI BIEN!....

theblueamos said...

Great thank you very much from Jerusalem.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Larry said...


AmyBRAINS said...

Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

jazzfan1 said...

Re-up, please!