Cynthia Hilts

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Born: November 14    Primary Instrument: Piano

Cynthia Hilts

Cynthia Hilts--internationally renowned jazz artist--is a pianist and vocalist, a prolific composer and brilliant lyricist. Her trio CD Second Story Breeze, with Ron McClure

Ron McClure
Ron McClure
and Jeff Williams, has just been released. Critics say: “Cynthia Hilts, as mentioned, is true to the bebop tradition with nods to the masters, yet remains uniquely individualistic in style and substance.”...
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”Cynthia Hilts is a multifaceted, multitalented artist. She is a phenomenally gifted pianist...This lady can write some terrific, refreshingly new songs and then deliver not only the piano portion but also the lyrics with her dusky, sexy voice.”

” Cynthia Hilts, as mentioned, is true to the bebop tradition with nods to the masters, yet remains uniquely individualistic in style and substance.” --

”She plays with the same kind of beauty that Herbie Hancock and Dave Brubeck have in their playing, where it's not just hammering for the sake of hammering, there's a lot of thought in each and every move she makes, which include the amount of space between each chord and phrase...” --the

As a Leader

Second Story Breeze
Blond Coyote Records
Tracks: Second Story Breeze; Nun, Miffdemeanor-Like; Love For Sale; My Favorite Things; The Fading Blue; Living It Up; Three Blind Mice; Venus; Bunny; Waiting.
Personnel: Cynthia Hilts: piano/voice composition; Ron McClure: bass; Jeff Williams: drums.

Stars Down to the Ground
MAR Records
Tracks: A Rock's Line; Heifer On Capitalist Ave; Love Song for a Mountain; Faith and the Mash; Elk Bones; Stars Down to the Ground; Greengrass Forest; Hounding; Joe, I'm Leaving; Porch Tune.
Personnel: Cynthia Hilts: piano/voice/composition; MJ Williams: trombone, voice; Craig Hall: guitar; Mike Carey: bas; Brad Williams: drums

As A Side Musician

Expect the Unexpected
Mike Ellis
Alpha Pocket
Tracks: Track; Track.
Personnel: Mike Ellis: baritone sax; George Garzone: tenor sax; Graham Haynes: trumpet; Cynthia Hilts: piano; Cecil McBee: bass; Daniel Moreno: percussion; Pheeroan Aklaff: drums.

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