Bill Ortiz Highest Wish Available Worldwide Today, Download on Apple iTunes

Friends and Fans, it is with great pleasure that my new full-length release “Highest Wish” is available worldwide today. This album has been a labor of love and what I feel could be my best yet. It is available in stores all over the US and Europe, and on all of the online services including iTunes and Amazon. Please take a minute to check it out and let me know what you think. Thanks to all of the great artists and players who were a part of this project!

Bill Ortiz Highest Wish is released on Apple iTunes today. Please head over to iTunes and purchase your copy.

Highest Wish is also available from Amazon.com

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Highest Wish Unearths Our Soul of Musical Expression – Music Of Our Heart

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Music is the form of expression which resides deep within our soul. Like John Lee Hooker always said, “The blues in you and its gotta come out”. Bill Ortiz’s latest recording, Highest Wish unearths our soul of musical expression through his unique spiritual healing voice.

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“Highest Wish” Displays a Powerful Range of Emotions – Rap Reviews

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“These are powerful songs. From the sassy and brassy “Do Your Thing” with Tony Lindsay, which is a jazz version of sampling unto itself, to the somber and melancholic “Since You’ve Been Gone” featuring Lugman Frank, “Highest Wish” displays a powerful range of emotions with an equally powerful group of collaborators.”

Radio Stations Playing Bill Ortiz

Stations Playing Bill Ortiz’ “Don’t Make Me Wait

  • KAZI/ Austin, TX
  • WNWV/ Cleveland, OH
  • WTCC/ Springfield, MA
  • KMOJ/ Minneapolis, MN
  • WDET/ Detroit, MI
  • WRCT/ Pittsburgh, PA
  • WERS/ Boston, MA
  • WQFS/ Greensboro, NC
  • KKVI (Wetalkradio.com)/ Dallas, TX
  • WPFW/ Washington, DC (Soul Conversations)
  • WEAA/ Baltimore, MD (Friday Night Jazz Club)
  • WURD/ Philadelphia, PA (Soul Sanctuary Radio)
  • KZCT/ Vallejo-San Fran (Ozcat Radio)
  • Music Choice R&B Soul/ National Satellite
  • Capital Jazz Lounge Radio/ Dallas, TX (Internet)
  • Mo Betta Radio (Internet)
  • RadioIO (Internet)
  • WCLK 91.9FM Atlanta, GA
  • A Bowl of Soul Radio Show/ The Progressive Radio Network (7/6/12)
  • Soulsations – KMUW Radio/ Wichita, KS
  • WITD Radio (Jersey City, NJ)
  • Homegrown Soul – KHYL V101.9 FM (Sacramento, CA)

Bill Ortiz Highest Wish Available at These Retail Locations

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Angelo’s CDs & More – 3 Stores – Colorado
Rasputin – 12 Stores – CA, NV
Silver Platters – 3 Stores – Seattle, WA
Independent Records – 8 Stores – Colorado
Music Millennium – 1 Store – Portland, OR
Waterloo Records – 1 Store – Austin, TX
Access Music – 1 Store – San Diego, CA
The Music Coop – 1 Store – Ashland, OR
The Works – 2 Stores – Eureka, CA
Lou’s Records – 1 Store – Encinitas, CA
Dimple Records – 7 Stores – Sacramento, CA
Amoeba – 1 Store – Berkeley, CA
Amoeba – 1 Store – San Francisco, CA

S.F. Trumpeter Bill Ortiz on Playing with Souls of Mischief, Covering Gil Scott-Heron, and Touring with Sheila E.

citylogo S.F. Trumpeter Bill Ortiz on Playing with Souls of Mischief, Covering Gil Scott Heron, and Touring with Sheila E.​”Souls of Mischief brought me in initially to replace a sample that was going to cost them too much to clear!” So says San Francisco-born trumpeter Bill Ortiz with a laugh as he recalls his contribution to the Bay Area rap quartet’s cherished debut album ’93 ‘Til Infinity. Ortiz’s playing can be heard on the chorus and outro to the song “Live And Let Live.” Now Ortiz has brought his commingling with the rap world up to date by featuring The Grouch and Zion I‘s Zumbi on his latest EP, which begins with a titular cover of Gil Scott-Heron’s “Winter In America” and is out now digitally.

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Bill Ortiz Video “Winter In Ameria” from the EP “Winter In America” Featuring Tony Lindsey and The Grouch

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This song is a cover and tribute to the iconic artist Gil Scott-Heron, and features some very dynamic performances by Grammy award winning Santana vocalist Tony Lindsey, and conscious hip hop poet “The Grouch.” This song can be found on my latest EP release of the same name. The video was created by Ari Berger and domoarifoto- she’s an outstanding young visual artist. A longstanding member of the Santana band, Bill Ortiz is proud to present his new solo EP release Winter In America from his forthcoming album, Highest Wish. A follow up to his debut solo album From Where I Stand, the new project features conscious emcees such as The Grouch, Zumbi (of Zion I) and K-Maxx, as well as fellow Santana member (and 11 time Grammy® Award Winner) Tony Lindsey, and iconic poet/vocalist Linda Tillery, featured with a spoken word performance of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Nobel Peace Prize speech.

Join the Debut of My Video for “Winter In America” January 23.

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to let all my friends and fans know about the debut of my video for my release of “Winter In America” on Monday January 23rd 2012, at Noon Pacific Standard Time. You will be able to watch right here on my site.

This song is a cover and tribute to the iconic artist Gil Scott-Heron, and features some very dynamic performances by Grammy award winning Santana vocalist Tony Lindsey, and conscious hip hop poet “The Grouch.” This song can be found on my latest EP release of the same name. The video was created by Ari Berger and domoarifoto- she’s an outstanding young visual artist.

I look forward to your feedback-I hope you like it as much as I do 🙂

My EP is available to my Facebook friends and fans now at http://billortizmusic.bandcamp.com/

Thanks for your continued support of my music and independent artists!

Best Regards,

Bill Ortiz