tony 'batman' ortega

Tony 'Batman' Ortega recorded with Frank Zappa, the results of which can be found on Zappa's "The Grand Wazoo" and "Joe's Domage" albums.

Around the same time, Ortega performed with jazz guitarist Gabor Szabo's ensemble. A band that had also featured Bob Harris (1) in early 1971. A couple of years earlier, Ortega had recorded with the Jean-Luc Ponty Experience, a band that also included George Duke at that time.

Ortega has played with Lionel Hampton, Quincy Jones, Art Farmer, Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Bley, Gary Peacock and many others.

website (biography & discography)


  tony ortega: blues for ortega / i can't get started
    (1954, musicia 9006)
  johnny hartman: all of me
    (1956, lp, usa, ??) - feat. tony ortega on alto sax
  m. ferguson : buy with lots of brass
    (1957, ema 36114)
  n.pierce : chamber music for moderns
    (1957, coral 57128)
  tony ortega: new dance !
    (1966-7, rev. 3)
  tony ortega: permutations
  the jean-luc ponty experience: electric connection
    (1969, lp, usa, ??) - feat. tony ortega on flute
  tony ortega: alelanto


the mothers: the grand wazoo
   (1972, lp, usa, bizarre)
  tony ortega: rain dance
    (1978, dis. 788)
  m.wofford : mike wofford plays jerome kern
    (c1980, dis.808)
  tony ortega: jazz for young moderns
    (1985-9, beth. 79)
  tony ortega: anthony ortega on evidence
    (1992, evidence evcd212)
  tony ortega: neuf
    (1996, evidence evcd620)
  tony ortega: scattered clouds
    (2001, hathut hatology 555)
  tony ortega: bonjour
    (2001, ajmiseries ajm01)


frank zappa: joe's domage
    (2004, cd, usa, vaulternative records)




-- info: Charles Ulrich


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