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Mort Weiss

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

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”I think the clarinetist to watch is Mort Weiss. After thirty years away from the clarinet, he has recently begun playing again and, is making remarkable progress. Mort has good ”ears” and a good “feel” for jazz, as this CD will attest. Straight ahead Mort.”

—Buddy DeFranco

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Albums

Mort Weiss Is a Jazz Reality Show
Mort Weiss Is a Jazz...
SMS Jazz
2016
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Mort Weiss is a Jazz Reality Show
Mort Weiss is a Jazz...
SMS Jazz
2015
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A Giant Step Out and Back
A Giant Step Out and...
SMS Jazz
2013
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I'll Be Seeing You
I'll Be Seeing You
SMS Jazz
2012
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Mort Weiss Meets Bill Cunliffe
Mort Weiss Meets Bill...
SMS Jazz
2011
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Raising the Bar: The Definitive Mort Weiss
Raising the Bar: The...
SMS Jazz
2010
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