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Hidden Voices

by Aruán Ortiz Trio featuring Eric Revis & Gerald Cleaver


(Intact Records, 2016)

"an imposingly assured album informed both by folkloric Afro-Cuban custom and the postwar jazz avant-garde..." - Nate Chinen, New York Times

"the year's [2016] best piano trio album" -Francis Davis, NPR

★★★★★  Jazzism, Netherlands

★★★★ "To the open mind, "Hidden Voices" testifies to Ortiz's eloquence and originality". – Bob Doerschuk, Downbeat Magazine

★★★★ "Aruán Ortiz – 'Hidden Voices': the deepest recesses of the groove where strict time evaporates in a blaze of forward momentum."  – Cormac Larkin, The Irish Times

★★★★ "Tracing a finger along the piano trio spectrum, you'd slide past the traditionalists, beyond the edgy-but-still traditional guys and into Andrew Hill territory…. Not that Ortiz and company sound like Hill. They break their own ground, constructing loose musical architectures… even simulating something akin to holy church bells on the trio’s collective composition..." – Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz

★★★ “Ortiz belongs in the ballpark of time-bending piano experimenters such as... ...the late Paul Bley, but his group plays with one mind…. bracing contemporary jazz… "- John Fordham, The Guardian (UK)