Thursday, June 08, 2006

Hilton Ruiz

Latin jazz pianist Hilton Ruiz has died in New Orleans. Ruiz was an amazing player of all kinds of music, but especially Afro-Cuban jazz. I once saw him with saxophonist David Sanchez at Blues Alley in Washington, D.C. and they both burned it up. What a loss for the world of music, but his recordings are still out there and I recommend checking them out.

Here's an obituary.

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