Bill Ortiz, We Are What We Are featuring Casual from Highest Wish (video)

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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.

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Premiere: Watch Bill Ortiz’s New Video for “We Are What We Are” feat. Casual from Hieroglyphics

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.

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Music Street Journal – This Is A Strong Disc

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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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Win a Bill Ortiz Trumpet

BOT 36 Win a Bill Ortiz TrumpetI want to celebrate the release of my new album Highest Wish and I want you to have the chance to win something very cool.

I am giving away one of my very own trumpets, a Bach TR300. To enter, it is so easy, just…

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Bill Ortiz Highest Wish Record Release Party at Biscuits and Blues

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The record release party for Highest Wish has been scheduled, details are below. Come out and join me in celebrating the release of Highest Wish.

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.”