Tuesday, April 5, 2016

USA: Aruán Ortiz News and Tour Dates

His new Intakt recording Hidden Voices, featuring Ortiz with bassist Eric Revis and drummer Gerald Cleaver, has earned wide critical praise.  

Hear Kevin Whitehead's review on Fresh Air 

"Aruán Ortiz weaves multiple strands of tradition through his music, with an endgame of deep mystification. A pianist originally from Cuba, he has been a creative force at least since the release of his debut album 20 years ago. But he's moving into a new tier with Hidden Voices. An imposingly assured album informed both by folkloric Afro-Cuban custom and the postwar jazz avant-garde, it officially introduces his lean, watchful trio with Eric Revis on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums." - Nate Chinen, NY Times

4 stars. "How to critique this dance in and out of abstraction? Viscerally, that's how. After all, Ortiz gives us plenty to savorŠ Hidden Voices testifies to Ortiz's eloquence and originality." -  Bob Doerschuk, DownBeat

If you haven't yet heard the recording, you can stream a track or download here:

Aruán's Upcoming Performances!

 - Saturday, March 26 - Aruán Ortiz duo with Francisco Mora-Catlett - Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center - New York, NY               
- Saturday, April 9 - Aruán Ortiz with Amir ElSaffar's Rivers of Sound Large Ensemble - Kimmel Center of Performing Arts - Philadelphia, PA            

 - Friday, April 15 - Aruán Ortiz with Amir ElSaffar's Rivers of Sound Large Ensemble  -  The Cleveland Museum of Art  - Cleveland, OH         
- Saturday, April 30 - Aruán Ortiz with Amir ElSaffar's Rivers of Sound Large Ensemble - New York University Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates               
- Saturday, May 14 - Aruán Ortiz with Ingrid Laubrock, Mark Helias and Tom Rainey - Cornelia Street Cafe - New York, NY                

 - Friday, May 20 - Grete Skarpeid's CD "My songs" release concert featuring Aruán Ortiz  - Ole Bull Akademiet - Voss, Norway                  

- Wednesday, May 25 - Adam Rudolph Trio featuring Graham Haynes & Aruán OrtizThe Stone, NYC
- Thursday, May 26 - Fay Victor feat: Marty Ehrlich & Aruán Ortiz - 55 Bar, NYC

Thursday, June 30 - Nasheet Waits Equality Quartet feat: Mark Helias, Darius Jones & Aruán Ortiz -  Ljubljana Jazz Festival, Slovenja

 - Saturday, July 9 - Aruán Ortiz Trio "Hidden Voices"  - North Sea Jazz Festival - Rotterdam, Netherlands             

 - Friday, August  12 - Aruán Ortiz Trio "Hidden Voices" - SF Jazz Center, San Francisco, CA           
- Friday, November 11 - Aruán Ortiz Trio "Hidden Voices"Jamboree, Barcelona, Spain

- Thursday, November 17 - Aruán Ortiz Trio "Hidden Voices" - Birdland Jazz Club, Neuburg, Germany
 - Saturday, November 19 - Aruán Ortiz Trio "Hidden Voices" - A.M.R.,  Geneve, Switzerland                     
- Tuesday, November 22 - Aruán Ortiz Trio "Hidden Voices" -Jazztopad Festival, Wroclaw, Poland                 
- Saturday, November 26 - Aruán Ortiz Trio "Hidden Voices" -Unerhört Jazz Festival, Zurich, Switzerland                

 - Sunday, November 27 - Aruán Ortiz Trio "Hidden Voices" - International Piano Festival, Kalisz, Poland

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - Aruán Ortiz Trio "Hidden Voices" feat. Don Byron -  Festival de Jazz de Providencia, Santiago, Chile