Before I launch into the remaining two parts of my Q&A conversation with saxophonist Anthony Ortega, I want to present you with The Street We Took
(2007), a 15-minute documentary on Anthony and his wife Mona by filmmaker Andrew Rubin
. Andrew generously made his short film available on YouTube after we spoke about its poetry and grace, and fans' need to see it...JazzWax note:
To see a trailer for Andrew's next documentary project, Riding with Larry
(to be released later this year), go here
Anthony Ortega talks about touring with Lionel Hampton and recording with Gigi Gryce and Clifford Brown, and meeting his wife Mona in Oslo.
This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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