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Label: Intakt Records

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Modern Jazz

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  • 1Fractal Sketches06:28
  • 2Open & Close / The Sphinx06:31
  • 3Caribbean Vortex / Hidden Voices06:09
  • 4Analytical Symmetry08:38
  • 5Arabesques of a Geometrical Rose (Spring)03:15
  • 6Arabesques of a Geometrical Rose (Summer)05:04
  • 717 Moments of Liam’s Moments (Or 18)01:42
  • 8Joyful Noises03:18
  • 9Skippy05:03
  • 10Uno, Dos y Tres, Que Paso Más Chevere02:42
  • Total Runtime48:50

Info for Hidden Voices

The Cuban-American pianist and composer Aruán Ortiz has finally arrived on the international jazz scene, following a few earlier releases. His excellent new album 'Hidden Voices' recorded as a trio with bass player Eric Revis and drummer Gerald Cleaver is the proof.

Ortiz, who grew up in Santiago de Cuba, has been called the latest Cuban prodigy to arrive in the US. His carefully structured music is an exciting mix of contemporary classical sounds, afro-cuban rhythms and powerful jazz improvi-sation. All these elements are fused to make a very individual sound.

“I was thinking about this album as a circle with no beginning and no end,” says Aruán Ortiz. After working with seven original works as well as tunes by Ornette Coleman and Thelonious Monk, the 42-year-old has turned to a traditional song “Uno, Dos y Tres, Que Paso Más Chevere,” that “everybody in Cuba knows from festivities and carnivals.'

Aruan Oritz, piano
Eric Revis, bass
Gerald Cleaver, drums

Recorded March 21, 2015, by Chris Allen at Sear Sound Studios
Mixed May 18 & June 5, 2015, by Chris Allen
Mastered Jun 15, 2015, by Michael Fossenkemper at TurtleTone Studios NY

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