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Ortega's saxophone is immaculate with a dynamic and very wide sound!
Really enjoyed this, would have given 5 star if they added one more track.
Anthony carved out beautiful album His sax has a sweet, urgent, pleading edge, which I never heard before. The Recording is fantastic. Good Job HDTT
This is a wonderful recording of a great album by the Anthony Ortega. So happy I found this.
Hiq quality transfer!
Title: New Dance !
Artist(s): Alto Saxophone – Anthony Ortega
Double Bass – Chuck Domanico (tracks: 1 to 2)
Bobby West (track: 3)
Drums – Bill Goodwin (track: 3)
Producer – Jonathan Horwich
Producer, Recorded By – J. W. Hardy
Recording Info: Recorded 15th October 1966
and 14th January 1967 at Revelation's Mt. Washington Studio, Los Angeles
Transferred from a IPI Master Tape
Available as a Download Only
"Looking for great lost legends of the jazz world? Look no further. Anthony Ortega may be the best unknown jazzman out there. Possessed of a startling, almost entirely self-taught alto jazz sax style that is virtuoso yet accessible, simple yet sophisticated, earthy yet spiritual, subtle yet declamatory, Ortega easily falls into the category of the criminally neglected. I would say he is certainly among the most important unheard jazzmen ever." – Jan P. Dennis, Review
A musical wonder, Anthony was born of Mexican-American parents, and embodies all that came from the dark corridors of the underground jazz scene of 1950’s and 1960’s Los Angeles. Ortega is a soaring, free-spirited, and wholly spontaneous jazz soloist, as can be heard in this performance. His gorgeous, golden tone is reminiscent of older saxophone players, yet his playing also points ahead to the avant in jazz. From the gorgeous lament of the tune, “Sentimentalize” to the brilliantly conceived and haunting, “Shadow Of Your Smile,” this is a captivating session that only an unbridled performance such as this can generate.
Transferred from a 15ips direct copy of the original 7.5 ips master
Digital re-mastering in DSD256 :
Merging Technology Pyramix Editing software with the
Hapi Analog to Digital converter