Hilton Ruiz

Manhattan Mambo

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Pianist Hilton Ruiz is heard with a superior group of musicians adept at playing both bebop and Latin jazz. With a front line of trumpeter Charlie Sepulveda, David Sanchez on tenor and trombonist Papo Vazquez in addition to four percussionists, Ruiz's nonet displays plenty of fire on a set of originals, Pérez Prado's "Mambo Numero Cinco" and John Coltrane's "Impressions."

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