Hilton Ruiz est dans le coma !

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Hilton Ruiz est dans le coma !

Message  Steven le Mer 24 Mai 2006 - 18:14

Visiblement une bagarre de comptoir qui a mal tourné vendredi dernier à la Nouvelle Orléans...

Deux articles du New York Daily News d'aujourd'hui :


Latin jazz pianist Hilton Ruiz, one of New York's most prominent Afro-Cuban musicians, is fighting for his life in a New Orleans hospital after suffering massive head injuries in a mysterious incident.
Ruiz, 53, was in the Big Easy to film a video for a new CD he just recorded when he stopped into a bar called Utopia on world-famous Bourbon St. in the early hours of Friday.

Police found him unconscious in the street in a pool of his own blood at 4:30 a.m. - and he's been in a coma ever since, friends said.

The initial police report listed the cause of his injury as a fall, but cops are now investigating whether Ruiz was assaulted. "Doctors said there was no way it was a fall unless it occurred from a very high floor," said the musician's agent, Joel Chriss.

The agent said it appears Ruiz suffered "some very dangerous blows to the head."

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[quote][size=24]Jazz pianist is in local hospital[/size]
[size=18]It's not known how he became injured[/size]
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
By Bob Ussery
Staff writer, The Times-Picayune

Internationally known jazz pianist and composer Hilton Ruiz was in critical condition Tuesday night in the intensive care unit of East Jefferson General Hospital amid unconfirmed rumors he was injured on or near Bourbon Street.

Ruiz's wife, Aida, said Tuesday her Manhattan-born husband, who lives in New Jersey, came to New Orleans on Thursday.

She said she could not provide further details, but their daughter was preparing a news release.

New Orleans police information officers said they were aware of Ruiz's condition only through the inquiries they received from news organizations.

Police spokespersons Bambi Hall and Garry Flot said they were not immediately able to locate records of any incident involving Ruiz.

Valerie Englade, spokeswoman for East Jefferson hospital, said confidentiality regulations prevented her from saying when he was admitted to the hospital.

Aida Ruiz, who was at East Jefferson on Tuesday, said her husband is internationally renowned and has won numerous awards, including the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for outstanding and invaluable service to the community in 2002.

"He is just loved by the world," she said. "People love the way he plays the piano." She said in addition to producing many successful instrumental records, her husband is a composer and arranger.

She said he was a prodigy who played his first concert as a child on the piano at Carnegie Hall.

In addition to Alfro-Cuban jazz, she said, Ruiz plays "every style you can think of: be-bop, boogie-woogie, blues."

The Web site hiltonruizmusiccorporation.com said Ruiz has performed on more than 500 recordings, including 30 as leader. He has worked with Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Dizzy Gillespie, Abbey Lincoln, David "Fathead" Newman, Chico Freeman, Bill Cosby, Marion Brown, Ray Barretto, Dave Valentin and Geovanni Hidalgo, the Web site said.

He also composed music for movies.
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