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Cub(an)ism Solo piano

by Aruán Ortiz

( Intakt Records 2017)

✭✭✭✭ Downbeat Magazine

✭✭✭1/2 All about jazz

✭✭✭   The Guardian, UK

 

..."a genius exercise in the exploration of depth and perception that reveals a bright new wrinkle in the relationship between music and mathematics, reimagining Afro-Haitian Gaga rhythms, Afro-Cuban rumba and Yambú into heavily improvised meditations on modernism that recall John Cage and Paul Bley. Stunning." -Ron Hart, The Observer-

"Ortiz in the solo setting is exceptionally intriguing and for all the theory and extended technique in play, the music is superbly listenable and refreshingly original". - Karl Ackermann, All about jazz-

..."a stupendous display of compositional virtuosity (and diverging styles) from a composer-pianist who certainly deserves your attention. Aruán Ortiz may yet develop into one of the most creative and original composers in the world." -Lynn René Bayley, The Art Music Lounge-

"Ortiz convinces as a tough-minded and idiosyncratic conceptualist who knows how to keep you on the edge of the seat." -John Sharpe, The New York City Jazz Records-