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My Favourite Things: Bob Bertles

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Bob Bertles' sax arsenal includes all the horns from the sopranino down and on this episode he features tracks from some of his favourite baritone players.

Bob Bertles' favourite things

1. 'The Cooker' - George Benson
CD: The George Benson Cookbook (Columbia Records CK52977)

2. 'Chelsea Bridge' - Pepper Adams
CD: The Master (Muse Records MCD5213)

3. 'Meuzzin’' - Gary Smulyan
CD: Homage (Criss Cross Records 1068CD)

4. 'Poinciana' - Nick Brignola
CD: Poinciana (Reservoir Records CD151)

5. 'Five Brothers' - Three Baritone Saxophone Band
CD: Plays Mulligan (Dreyfus Jazz FDM36588-2)

6. 'Eucalyptus Kid' - Ronnie Ross
CD: Cleopatra’s Needle (Fontana/Universal Japan UCCM9243)

Presenter: Gerry Koster
Recorded: November 11th, 2013
Audio interview is no longer available due to copyright restrictions
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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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