This day (June 6, 2006), in New York City, New York, died Hilton Ruiz, a Puerto Rican American jazz pianist.
Wikipedia : This day (June 6, 2006), in New York City, New York, died Hilton Ruiz, a Puerto Rican American jazz pianist.
Hilton Ruiz : Hilton’s discography is truly the Peoples Music consisting of over 50 international recordings as a leader and over 200 recordings as a special guest. Over 80 musical treasures affirm Hilton’s remarkable talents as a composer.
@allmusic : He was a musician of uncommon versatility, shuttling seamlessly between the complex improvisations of the avant-garde and the relentless rhythms of Afro-Cuban music.
@last.fm : Ruiz began playing piano at the age of eight, and gigged with Freddie Hubbard and Joe Newman when he was young. Later, he was Roland Kirk’s main pianist from 1974 to 1977, featuring on such records as The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color and The Return of the 5000 Lb. Man.
Video : Live in New York . Borinquen Jazz – Mazacote (2004) . w/ Chris Washburne Quartet & Hilton Ruiz – Live in New York (2004) . Tito Puente & Amigos – New Arrival . In 1994 . Home cookin’ (1992) . Roland Kirk – Live in Montreux (1975) .