For those of you out of the loop, Bill Ortiz is a widely respected trumpet player who has played on some of the biggest records of all time; most notably Santana's 1999 mega-smash-hit single Smooth. On From Where I Stand, Ortiz swaps the Latin rock stylings of Santana for a more laid back funk and soul approach.
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