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Aruan Ortiz Trio: Hidden Voices

Read "Hidden Voices" reviewed by Luca Canini

Confesso che fino a qualche settimana fa poco o niente sapevo di Aruán Ortiz. Non che il nome del pianista cubano non fosse mai arrivato alle mie orecchie (a suonare con gente come Don Byron, Steve Turre, Esperanza Spalding e Wallace Roney difficilmente si passa inosservati), ma nulla di quanto ascoltato aveva attirato la mia attenzione. ...

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Aruan Ortiz Trio with Eric Revis and Gerald Cleaver: Hidden Voices

Read "Hidden Voices" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Cuban born pianist and composer Aruán Ortiz is just now starting to broaden his long-overdue recognition after two decades as a leader or collaborator. More than ten years prior to his new trio release, Hidden Voices, he had drawn favorable comparisons to Chick Corea and Ornette Coleman with Aruán Ortiz Trio Vol. 1 (Pimienta Records, 2004). ...

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Aruan Ortiz Trio: Hidden Voices

Read "Hidden Voices" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The jazz piano trio comes in a wide spectrum of approaches, from the traditional--Red Garland, Tommy Flanagan--to the way out there avant-garde, like Cecil Taylor. When the subject of “Cuban pianists" comes up, some of the first names that come to mind are probably those who work in a traditional vein: Chucho Valdes, perhaps, or maybe ...