From Where I Stand

by Bill Ortiz

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From Where I Stand the long awaited debut album by renowned artist, Bill Ortiz. A musical journey spanning Neo-Soul, R&B, and Jazz.


released July 15, 2009

CD Artwork/Design by Dyna Mendoza CD Cover Photography by John Castillo Creative Promotion and Digital Art Design - Djinn Carl Lewis/imajinnWest Web Design by Daniel Ryman and Carl Lewis Music Attorney - Alex Austin Accountant - Lavonne Hing Engineered by Bill Ortiz and Lloyd Richmond Mixed by Adam Munoz and Bill Ortiz Additional Engineering and Mixing by Ben Yonas Recorded and Mixed at Planet Recording in San Francisco, CA Mastered by Ken Lee Distributed by IDC- Independent Distribution Collective Many thanks to All At IDC- Steffen Franz and Ben Lang, Overall Project Management and Retail Promotion Christopher Austria, IDC Licensing Kurt Kunselman, IDC Digital Christopher Buttner, Publicist, Brian Gerhard, Radio Promoter, Massive Music America Adam Leibovitz, Radio Promoter, ASL Music Media and Promotion Haley Meijer, Social Networking and Internet Promotion A heartfelt thanks to all the gifted musicians who played on this project, and to Adam Munoz, Dyna Mendoza, Andrew Bertand (aka Ras Dru), Art Jackson, Khalil Shaheed, Yassir Chadly, Ray Obiedo, Larry Batiste, Dick Akright And A & G Music/Best Instrument Repair, Union Music in San Francisco, Mark Brunner and the crew at Shure, and Gregory J. Gordon and everyone at Pyramind. For Their Tremendous Support, A Very Special Thanks to Carlos Santana, Lavay Smith and Chris Siebert, Lee and Margarete Karney, Marty Wehner, John, Toni and Leo Tallman, and to my family - my parents Henry And Lucretia, and my sisters Dana and Katalina- all of whom were forced to endure my endless hours of practicing. To Lloyd Richmond (aka the Platinum Finger)-I'm in your debt for your musical vision, studio expertise, and unwavering friendship. To Steffen Franz- I couldn't have done this project without your guidance and musical touch. Much respect and love. To-Carl Lewis- a big thank you for your insight, belief and support. I would like to give the biggest thanks of all to my wife Anna Karney. Thank you for your love, support, faith, patience, creative contributions, and for everything you are to me. This CD is dedicated to my beautiful and brilliant daughter Tatiana, and to the memories of my mother Lucretia Ortiz and my dear friend Ron Stallings. Bill uses Shure Microphones and Berp Bio-Oil.



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Bill Ortiz San Francisco, California

A longstanding member of the Santana band, Bill Ortiz presents his new full-length release titled Highest Wish. A follow up to his Winter in Americas EP released in 2012, this new album project features conscious emcees such as Casual, 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. ... more

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