Born: April 20, 1935
Mort Weiss is a bebop-oriented clarinet player with ten albums as leader to date. After having taken 30-odd years off from playing, Weiss came to musical life as a leader in 2003 with The Mort Weiss Quartet (AKA Mort Wiess Meets Joey DeFrancesco) (SMS Jazz, 2003) following with B3 and Me (recorded in 2003 but not released until 2006). According to jazz writer Scott Yanow, Clarinet-organ groups are far from common. In fact, prior to Mort Weiss' debut CD with organist Joey DeFrancesco, it is possible that combination had never been utilized before. Indeed, but this didn't stop Weiss and DeFrancesco from doing so...
The Mort Report
- Some Thoughts from the worlds greatest out of work Bebop clarinet player
- My Final Report
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- Love... Sorrow... Jazz... and Death
- A Brief History of Ragtime to 3/4 aka A Waltz Through the Cosmic Thought Process
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