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Mort is a bebop-oriented clarinet player living it up in the state of Texas.
Mort Weiss, who turns 77 in 2012, is a bebop-oriented clarinet player who boasts nine albums as a leader. During his teens, Weiss studied with the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra's esteemed clarinetist Antonio Remondi, and later soloed on several television programs with the Freddie Martin Orchestra, aka The Band of Tomorrow. After a lengthy period away from music, he returned in 2001 with the two-CD set No Place to Hide, the first release of Weiss' own newly created SMSJazz label. Subsequent projects have included pairings with Joey DeFrancesco, Dave Carpenter, Roy McCurdy, Luther Hughes and Sam Most. His most recent release, 2011's Mort Weiss Meets Bill Cunliffe, was recorded with one of the top post-bop pianists in jazz today.