Reviews that mention Bill Noertker

November 15, 2004


Sketches of Catalonia Vol. 1: Suite for Dali
Edgetone EDT 4023

Arriving out of left field -- well, San Francisco at least -- this CD offers up West Coast jazz of unexpected verve and originality from a hitherto uncelebrated composer.

Composer and acoustic bass player here is Bill Noertker, 43, who usually plays with the Lords of Outland and in other groups with saxist Rent Romus. Someone who studied jazz history and theory with trumpeter Bobby Bradford and composing with Albert Ryz-Ryzky, the bassist also interacts musically with painters, writes soundtracks and pieces for dance and helps organize concerts in the Bay area. MORE