HILTON RUIZ

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Pianist Hilton Ruiz was born May 29, 1952. He took to the piano early in life and became known as a child prodigy. By age 8, he had performed a Mozart Sonata at Carnegie Hall. With a strong background in classical music, Ruiz began exploring Latin music and jazz in his early teens.

By age 14 he was gigging professionally, working primarily with Latin-music groups. Ruiz progressed quickly and moved on to work with major jazz artists like Frank Foster, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson and Joe Newman. He rounded out his jazz education, studying with Cedar Walton and Mary Lou Williams, who taught Ruiz some of the older styles of jazz like ragtime, stride and Boogie Woogie.

In 1973, Ruiz joined Rahsaan Roland Kirk's band, a four-year association he considered to be one of his most profound musical and educational experiences. He went on to play with George Coleman Pharoah Sanders, Clark Terry,
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HILTON RUIZ Piano Man album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Man
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1975
HILTON RUIZ Hilton Ruiz Quintet : Excition album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hilton Ruiz Quintet : Excition
Hard Bop 1977
HILTON RUIZ New York Hilton album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New York Hilton
Hard Bop 1978
HILTON RUIZ Fantasia - Dedicated To Rhasahn Roland Kirk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fantasia - Dedicated To Rhasahn Roland Kirk
Hard Bop 1979
HILTON RUIZ Steppin' Into Beauty album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Steppin' Into Beauty
Hard Bop 1982
HILTON RUIZ Hilton Ruiz Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hilton Ruiz Trio
Hard Bop 1984
HILTON RUIZ Crosscurrents album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Crosscurrents
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1985
HILTON RUIZ Something Grand album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Something Grand
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1987
HILTON RUIZ El Camino album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
El Camino
Latin Jazz 1988
HILTON RUIZ Strut album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Strut
Latin Jazz 1989
HILTON RUIZ Doin' it Right album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Doin' it Right
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1990
HILTON RUIZ A Moment's Notice album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Moment's Notice
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1991
HILTON RUIZ Manhattan Mambo (Soundtrack) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Manhattan Mambo (Soundtrack)
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1992
HILTON RUIZ Heroes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heroes
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1994
HILTON RUIZ Hands on Percussion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hands on Percussion
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1995
HILTON RUIZ Island Eyes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Island Eyes
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1997
HILTON RUIZ Hilton Ruiz with special guest Tito Puente ‎: Rhythm In The House album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hilton Ruiz with special guest Tito Puente ‎: Rhythm In The House
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1998
HILTON RUIZ Enchantment album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Enchantment
Afro-Cuban Jazz 2003
HILTON RUIZ Steppin' with T.P. (Dedicated to Tito Puente) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Steppin' with T.P. (Dedicated to Tito Puente)
Afro-Cuban Jazz 2007

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HILTON RUIZ Live At Jazz Unite vol.1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Jazz Unite vol.1
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1981
HILTON RUIZ Live At Birdland album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Birdland
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1992
HILTON RUIZ Live At Jazz Unité Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Jazz Unité Volume 2
Afro-Cuban Jazz 2010

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HILTON RUIZ The Collected Hilton Ruiz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Collected Hilton Ruiz
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1999

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