Hilton Ruiz

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Hilton Ruiz
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Latin-jazz pianist.
b. May 29, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA, of Puerto Rican parentage
d. June 6, 2006 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Hilton Ruiz was an Nuyorican jazz pianist in the Afro-Cuban jazz mold, but was also a talented bebop player. He was of Puerto Rican descent.
Born in New York City, Ruiz began playing piano at the age of five, at age eight he performed at Carnegie Hall. Ruiz studied with jazz piano great Mary Lou Williams. While still in his teens he gigged with Freddie Hubbard, Joe Newman and others. Later, he was Roland Kirk's main pianist from 1974 to 1977 and was featured on such records as The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color and The Return of the 5000 Lb. Man. Ruiz also recorded several solo albums between the 1980s and 2000s. Hilton Ruiz was found unconscious after suffering a head injury and he died a short time later. It was never established whether he was mugged or fell and hit his head on the sidewalk.
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Albums

YX-7548 ND Hilton Ruiz - Fantasia - Dedicated To Rasahn Roland Kirk album art Hilton Ruiz Fantasia - Dedicated To Rasahn Roland Kirk(LP, Album) Denon YX-7548 ND Japan 1979 Sell This Version
Hilton Ruiz - Crosscurrents album art Hilton Ruiz With, Major Holley, Ed Blackwell, Ray Barretto, Steve Berrios Hilton Ruiz With, Major Holley, Ed Blackwell, Ray Barretto, Steve Berrios - Crosscurrents (Album, Comp) Stash Records Inc. US 1985 Sell This Version
Hilton Ruiz - The Music Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk album art Steve Turre, Hilton Ruiz, Bill Hardman, Junior Cook, Vibration Society Steve Turre, Hilton Ruiz, Bill Hardman, Junior Cook, Vibration Society - The Music Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk (Album) Stash Records Inc. Canada 1986 Sell This Version
Hilton Ruiz - Something Grand album art Hilton Ruiz Something Grand (Album) Novus Venezuela 1987 Sell This Version
Hilton Ruiz - El Camino (The Road) album art Hilton Ruiz El Camino (The Road) (Album) Novus Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Hilton Ruiz - Strut album art Hilton Ruiz Strut (Album) Novus Venezuela 1989 Sell This Version
PK 83053 Hilton Ruiz - Strut album art Hilton Ruiz Strut(Cass) Novus PK 83053 UK 1989 Sell This Version
Hilton Ruiz - Doin' It Right album art Hilton Ruiz Doin' It Right (Album) Novus UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
3123-2-N Hilton Ruiz - A Moment's Notice  album art Hilton Ruiz A Moment's Notice (CD, Album) Novus, RCA 3123-2-N US 1991 Sell This Version
CCD79532 Hilton Ruiz - Live At Birdland album art Hilton Ruiz Live At Birdland(CD-ROM, Album) Candid CCD79532 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
CD-83322 Hilton Ruiz - Manhattan Mambo album art Hilton Ruiz Manhattan Mambo(CD, Album) Telarc CD-83322 US 1992 Sell This Version
Hilton Ruiz - Heroes album art Hilton Ruiz Heroes (Album) Telarc Europe 1994 Sell This Version
CDZ 81483 Hilton Ruiz - Hands On Percussion (W/special Guest Tito Puente) album art Hilton Ruiz Hands On Percussion (W/special Guest Tito Puente)(CD, Album) RMM Records CDZ 81483 US 1995 Sell This Version
Hilton Ruiz - Island Eyes album art Hilton Ruiz Island Eyes (Album) BMG Ricordi S.p.A. Italy 1997 Sell This Version
RMD 82255 Hilton Ruiz - Rhythm In The House album art Hilton Ruiz with special guest Tito Puente Hilton Ruiz with special guest Tito Puente - Rhythm In The House(CD, Album) TropiJazz RMD 82255 US 1998 Sell This Version
AJ0157 Hilton Ruiz - Enchantment album art Hilton Ruiz Enchantment(CD, Album) Arabesque Jazz AJ0157 US 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PT 49622 DJ Hilton Ruiz - Home Cookin' / Rocinante album art Hilton Ruiz / Peter Moffitt Hilton Ruiz / Peter Moffitt - Home Cookin' / Rocinante(12", Promo) RCA PT 49622 DJ UK 1987 Sell This Version

Compilations

09026 68706-2 Hilton Ruiz - The Collected Hilton Ruiz album art Hilton Ruiz The Collected Hilton Ruiz(CD, Comp) RCA Victor 09026 68706-2 US 1999 Sell This Version

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