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My Favourite Things - Bob Bertles

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Australian sax man Bob Bertles treats us to some of his favourite tunes, on this discussion with Gerry Koster. More here.

Bob Bertles' favourite things

1. 'Nica's Tempo' - Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers
CD: Drum Suite (Columbia 4809882)

2. 'The Song Is You' - Dave Brubeck
CD: Jazz Goes To College (Columbia 88697569632)

3. 'You Better Go Now' - Charlie Mariano
CD: Deep In A Dream (Enja Records ENJ9423-2)

4. 'Subconscious-Lee' - Lee Konitz
CD: Jazz At Storyville (Black Lion BLCD760901)

5. 'The Best Things In Life Are Free' - Sonny Stitt
CD: Sonny Stitt and The New Yorkers (Fresh Sounds FSRCD85)

6. 'All The Things You Are' - Singers Unlimited
CD: A Capella III (MPS Records 8218821)

Interview: Gerry Koster
July 2012
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Bob Bertles is an Australian jazz tenor saxophonist. Career: A self-taught musician, Bertles began his performing career in 1956. In the late 1950s and early 60s Bertles was a member of the developing modern jazz scene that grew out of venues like the Mocambo in Newtown and the El Rocco Jazz Cellar in Sydney's Kings Cross. Active in clubs, on TV, as a session musician and on the pop-rock...

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On Aug 8, 2013. 4:26pm
ABC Jazz said

Thanks Christopher!

On Aug 7, 2013. 10:30am
Anonymous said

I'm thrilled to note Bob's worthy inclusion in this fascinating series. Not only is he important as a fine jazz exponent, but he's also beloved by many of us for his memorable work with mighty Max Merritt. Furthermore, I was fortunate as a young chap to hear Bob live in the UK with that dynamic fusion band, Nucleus, led by the legendary trumpeter and jazz biographer, Ian Carr.
Thanks yet again Gerry Koster & ABC Jazz.
Christopher Lynch.

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