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My Favourite Things - Bob Bertles

Bob Bertles tenor photo Brian Stewart
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As part of Ausmusic Month, Australian sax man Bob Bertles focuses on some of his favourite tenor players on this episode with Gerry Koster.

Bob's favourite things

1. 'Ah-Leu-Cha (take 5)' - Miles Davis
Album: ’Round About Midnight (Columbia Records 886974919629)

2. 'I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry' - Dexter Gordon
Album: Go! (Blue Note Records CDP7460942)

3. 'Matrix' - Bobby Hutcherson
Album: Total Eclipse (Blue Note Records TOCJ8676)

4. 'Lush Life' - Stan Getz
Album: Live At Montmartre Volume 1 (Steeplechase Records SCCD31073)

5. 'Zoot' - Stan Kenton
Album: The Complete Recordings Of The Holman & Russo Charts (Mosaic Records MD4-136)

6. 'I’ll Remember You' - Johnny Griffin
Album: The Congregation (Blue Note Records CDP7460942)

Photo of Bob Bertles courtesy of Brian Stewart at CyberHalides Jazz.

Presenter: Gerry Koster
Interview recorded November 12, 2013
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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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