MP3 Cynthia Hilts - Second Story Breeze
Subtle, original trio jazz that''s half vocal, half instrumental - exploring out of the traditions.
10 MP3 Songs in this album (60:46) !
Related styles: JAZZ: Piano Jazz, JAZZ: Jazz Vocals
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Cynthia Hilts is an amazing pianist, a beautiful voice, who writes tunes that range from sultry to hard-driving - serious jazz and compelling lyrics. A quote from the French press: "Cynthia Hilts has drums in her fingers and a metronome in her head. Rhythm pursues her like destiny, even as her voice ignores the interpretations of her hands with superb independence."
Her album “Second Story Breeze” has just been released by Blond Coyote Records. It’s a beautiful trio with Ron McClure and Jeff Williams, mostly original compositions with a few standards.
She performs in concerts and festivals around the world - New York, France, Mexico, Madagascar, Germany, Sweden, Tunisia. She has recorded for documentaries and and received many awards and grants as composer and lyricist.
Cynthia Hilts'' CD, "Stars Down to the Ground" , was released in 2000. Montana Artists Refuge''s first release , it is music that Ms. Hilts wrote during her 1999 residency there and recorded with Montana musicians. Her trio CD "Second Story Breeze", with Ron McClure and Jeff Williams, is pending release in February. She recorded a free-jazz CD with Mike Ellis, George Garzone, Cecil McBee and Pheeroan Aklaff in April 2002. She has also recorded with The Spirit of Life Ensemble and Tunisian guitarist/composer Mamdouh Bahri.
Ms. Hilts has performed solo and led a number of ensembles over the years, playing mostly her original compositions. Her jazz groups have included such musicians as Ron McClure, Jeff Williams, Pierre Michelot, Claire Daly, Gerald Cannon, Jack Walrath and Gene Jackson. She has played in festivals, concerts and clubs in New York City, around the USA, France, Germany, Mexico, Madagascar, and Tunisia. She has recorded with the French and Swedish National Radios.
Cynthia Hilts'' Lyric Fury Ensemble, an eight-piece group formed expressly to play her avant garde jazz and new music works, has played in New York City in the Texaco, JVC and Knitting Factory Jazz Festivals. She also performs an entirely different body of original music as CincHa - singer/songwriter - soon to be released on a self-titled CD.
“Cincha” is Hilts’s singer/songwriter persona. In this genre she puts her beautiful voice, a silken piano, and some wicked humor, to an amazing array of original songs. Likened to Sarah McLachlan, Joni Mitchell, and Bonnie Raitt, still she has an entirely original sound that hooks every audience she plays for.
Cincha’s music ranges from mystical tenderness to the humorous groove of her award-winning "Groundhog Sunday Stroll". She performs in New York City''s premiere singer/songwriter venues and across the US. Her solo CD “Any Child Who Dreams” has just been released by Blond Coyote Records.
Cynthia/Cincha has received a number of awards and grants from Meet the Composer, US West, and the Montana Arts Council as well as commissions from The Festival of Women Improvisers, the Montana Artists Refuge, and choreographer Bernadette Knaeble. Ms. Hilts plays in big bands and with other songwriters, documentaries and as musical director for theatre.