From Where I Stand
Bill Ortiz has been a member of Carlos Santanas touring band since 2000, landing the gig after performing on the Santana's 1999 smash single Smooth from the multi-Grammy-winning, 30-million selling smash CD, Supernatural. Ortiz also appears on the Grammy-winning single The Game of Love from Santanas 2002 release, Shaman. Carlos Santana states, "Bill articulates the beautiful language of jazz without loosing the purity and innocence of a child. Its a wonderful experience to share music every night with him." From Where I Stand features 13 original compositions that will appeal to all tastes as the disc is, as Bill states, "a diverse musical journey," that transcends his unique Neo-Soul and Nu-Jazz styles and Funk influences.