A longstanding member of the Santana band, Bill Ortiz is proud to present a music video for the song “We Are What We Are” from his new full-length release Highest Wish. This new video features Casual from the legendary hip hop crew Hieroglyphics and was filmed entirely on locations in San Francisco and Oakland. This video is the first music video from Highest Wish and is both visually engaging and maintains the spiritual message that is embodied in all of Bill’s music.
Hip-hop’s already got a violinist (see: Miri Ben-Ari), and now it’s got a trumpeter. Bill Ortiz plays with Carlos Santana and is a prolific musician in his own right, perhaps most famously blowing his horn on Souls of Mischief’s “’93 Til Infinity.” He released a hip-hop album last year, Highest Wish, featuring a selection of rappers, including this Casual of Hieroglyphics, who appears on “We Are What We Are.” Now, the song’s been given the visual treatment, which you can stream above.
I almost had this under progressive rock. There are a lot of different sounds to this, lending towards that “progressive” heading. Ultimately, though, the mix lands somewhere closer to jazz and R&B with some hip hop added for good measure. Whatever you want to call it, though, this is a strong disc.
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The new Bill Ortiz release Highest Wish is featured on the Apple iTunes home page, check out the screen capture above.
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
Bill Ortiz Highest Wish is released on Apple iTunes today. Please head over to iTunes and purchase your copy.
Head over to AOL and enjoy a listening party of the new album “Highest Wish.”
“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.”