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An independent multi media company from New York City established in the financial district of Manhattan in 2003, M27 specializes in music, film/video and book publishing.

Our trajectory has covered urban, classical and jazz music with recordings, events and marketing campaigns throughout the globe. We are looking for new talent in all areas of music and artistic development . We are always going that extra mile for our artists and believe that art as a reflection of life contributes immensely to community affairs, development and sustainability in culture.

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Me duele mucho el corazón de darme cuenta que el Maestro Jaurena halla fallecido. Otra victima de esta pandemia. Fue un honor de producirlo y de conocer su linda energía y querido modo de ser. Mis oraciones y pensamientos a todos sus amigos y familia. El Tango esta de luto...


Rest In Peace Maestro Raul Jaurena. Se apagó una vela del tango.

Taquito Militar

M27 Records obtained a performance worth sharing. The musicianship in this clip by Frank Valiente, Raúl Jaurena and Pablo Aslan tell a dynamic militant story. A wonderful performance!

This title translated to “Small Military Taco” is a fun filled high energy and ''SENTIMIENTO RIOPLATENSE''

Please enjoy the treasure in musical time.

Live from Port Townsend, Washington

We have launched the Tango Embassy project with a piano recital presentation at The Argentine General Consul of New York...
"INTIMO" Frank Valiente, Piano

We have launched the Tango Embassy project with a piano recital presentation at The Argentine General Consul of New York. We are grateful to the Adjunct Consul of New York for Argentina, Honorable Ms. Noelia Dutrey.

M27 Presents

Frank Valiente, Piano
Pedro Atencio, Bombo Leguero

Now available: https://thetangoembassy.com

Live Piano Recital from The Argentinian General Consulate of New York. Featurig Pedro Atencio, Bombo Leguero.

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different type of music idioms same message......#singersongwriter #vocalist #singersongwriters #acousticmusic #original...

different type of music idioms same message....
#singersongwriter #vocalist #singersongwriters #acousticmusic #originalmusic #songwriterlife #songwriter #vocalist #vocals


got some love songs for you!
#music #newsong #newsingle #newmusic #omgvoices #neworiginalmusic #favoritesong #listentothis



"Just for Peace and Love" by Dick Griffin

Hilton Ruiz, Piano
Lew Soloff, Trumpet
Su Terry, Saxophone
Dick Griffin, Trombone
Yomo Toro, Cuatro Guitar
Leon Dorsey, Bass
Renato Thoms, Congas
Dafnis Prieto, Drums


To honor you, to celebrate your life man, always in my heart bro! I pray and hope the people see what’s up with your amazing gift to this world!


featuring: Lew Soloff, Su Terry, Dick Griffin, Leon Dorsey, Renato Thoms and Dafnis Prieto


M27 PRESENTS "JUST FOR PEACE AND LOVE" HILTON RUIZ Featuring: Lew Soloff, Su Terry, Dick Griffin, Yomo Toro, Leon Dorsey, Renato Thoms and Dafnis Prieto. We ...

For immediate release:M27 proudly presents the much anticipated recording of the Jazz Piano, the great let Hilton Ruiz. ...
Just for Peace and Love (feat. Yomo Toro, Lew Soloff, Su Terry, Dick Griffin, Renato Thoms, Dafnis Prieto & Leon Dorsey) - EP by Hilton Ruiz

For immediate release:

M27 proudly presents the much anticipated recording of the Jazz Piano, the great let Hilton Ruiz. Part of the bigger project entitled “Going Back to New Orleans” this first drop is chosen for various reasons including what the world needs right now, peace and love.
A Dick Griffin composition, this stellar band led by Hilton Ruiz dropped two amazing renditions of which we had to share with the world.
M27 Récords proudly presents:


HILTON RUIZ featuring: Yomo Toro, Lew Soloff, Su Terry, Dick Griffin, Leon Dorsey, Renato Thoms and Dafnis Prieto.


Album · 2020 · 2 Songs



The Hilton Ruiz Quintet: Live from SMOKE NYC 1/4

M27 is dropping some amazing music free on Youtube

M27 Presents
The Hilton Ruiz Quintet
Live from SMOKE

Hilton Ruiz, Piano
Joe Locke, Vibes
Leon Dorsey, Bass
Milton Cardona, Congas
Sylvia Cuenca, Drums

with special appearance by Ray Barretto.

The SMOKE filled the upper west side with souls eager to be taken a flight into a realm of color and dynamics unfelt throughout many decades. The Piano Man from midtown Manhattan, he who was born with the gift of finger dexterity, brought along a gang of Jazz Masters to this wonderful place in the upper west side. The SMOKE Jazz Club.
Straight out of mix down session from our recording studio on 99 John Street, we hurried uptown to catch this amazing set as we promoted the "Steppin' with TP: dedicated to Tito Puente" album by Hilton Ruiz.
The simmering and fizzling atmosphere was electrifying during these two days.

Hilton Ruiz (May 29, 1952 – June 6, 2006) was an American jazz pianist in the Afro-Cuban jazz mold, but was also a talented bebop player. He was of Puerto Rican descent.
Born in New York City, Ruiz began playing piano at the age of five after being inspired by Duke Ellington. At the age of eight he performed Mozart at Carnegie Hall.

In high school Ruiz studied jazz piano with Mary Lou Williams. In 1973 he was a sideman for Roland Kirk, then later for Clark Terry. He also worked with Betty Carter, Tito Puente, and Mongo Santamaría. He co-wrote a music instruction book, Jazz and How to Play It. He appeared on the soundtrack to Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Joe Locke, Vibraphone
Widely considered to be one of the major voices of his instrument. He has performed and recorded with a diverse range of notable musicians, including Grover Washington Jr, Raul Midón, Kenny Barron, Eddie Henderson, Cecil Taylor, Dianne Reeves, Eddie Palmieri, Ron Carter, The Beastie Boys, the Münster Symphony Orchestra, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, the Orchestra da Camera della Sardegna and the Lincoln, Nebraska Symphony.

Milton Cardona, Congas
(November 21, 1944 – September 19, 2014) was a percussionist, vocalist and conga player from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

Milton Cardona made well over 1000 recordings, nine of which won Grammies. His career and was highly influenced by Mongo Santamaria. He studied violin during his childhood in The Bronx, New York, and played bass guitar professionally in New York City as a youth before playing percussion. He collaborated with Kip Hanrahan, Spike Lee, Paul Simon, Willie Colón, David Byrne, Cachao, Larry Harlow, Eddie Palmieri, Don Byron, Celia Cruz, Guaco, Hector Lavoe, Ned Rothenberg, Rabih Abou-Khalil and Jack Bruce from the rock band Cream.

Leon Dorsey, Bass
Leon Lee Dorsey: (born March 12, 1958) is an American jazz bassist, known for his well-received debut for Landmark Records. He teaches at the Berklee School of Music in Boston.

A composer and arranger, he has performed with jazz luminaries that include: Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, John Lewis, Kenny Clarke, Jon Hendricks, Gloria Lynn, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Dorothy Donegan, Stanley Turrentine, George Benson, Ellis Marsalis, Neena Freelon and Terumasa Hino. Other career highlights include working with Frank Sinatra at Carnegie Hall, guest appearances at the White House under Presidents Reagan and Clinton and performing with Joe Williams and the operatic diva Marilyn Horne. He has graced jazz festivals throughout the world and recorded with Lionel Hampton, Art Blakey, Arthur Prysock, Freddie Hubbard, Dakota Staton and numerous other jazz artists. Completing his Doctorate in Classical Double Bass under the distinguished Ron Carter at the Grad Center of City University of New York with, Dorsey holds Masters Degrees from the University of Wisconsin and the Manhattan School of Music and two Bachelor of Music Degrees from Oberlin College. Holding his convictions, Dorsey says he owes it all to God.

Sylvia Cuenca: Drums

Sylvia Cuenca is an active drummer on the New York jazz scene who is contributing outstanding performances in a variety of situations.
Cuenca has also performed with such jazz luminaries as Billy Taylor, Frank Foster's Loud Minority Big Band, Houston Person, Etta Jones, Helen Merrill, John Hicks, Valery Ponomarov, Lew Soloff, James Spaulding, Kenny Barron, Ray Drummond, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, George Cables, Hilton Ruiz, Jon Faddis, Eddie Henderson, John Handy, Kenny Drew Jr., Emily Remler, Richie Cole, Dave Stryker, Jessie Davis, Ralph Bowen, Vincent Herring, Paul Bollenback, Geoffrey Keezer, Mark Whitfield, Ralph Moore, Catherine Russell, Dianne Reeves, Dianne Schuur, Denise Donatelli, Ernestine Anderson, Lea Delaria, the European based Vienna Art Orchestra and many others. Currently she is an adjunct instructor at Columbia University and she resides in New York City.

November 11 & 12, 2005
copyright Marco Matute 2005-2020

M27 Presents The Hilton Ruiz Quintet Live from SMOKE Hilton Ruiz, Piano Joe Locke, Vibes Leon Dorsey, Bass Milton Cardona, Congas Sylvia Cuenca, Drums with s...

Featuring Antonio Hart; Ceora; "Steppin' with TP": World Premiere by Hilton Ruiz

Antonio Hart changed the Caribbean on this might.
Here with Hilton Ruiz at the world premiere of “Steppin’ with TP”. Everyone in the island that had the opportunity to witness his art was introduced to a cosmic elevated state of being. The spiritual energy and focus is difficult to explain in words but here, in celebrating #hiltonruiz, its my pleasure to present the uncut clip of the entire number by Lee Morgan, “CEORA”.
I sincerely hope you enjoy and share it with folks.

Thank you,

Marco Matute
M27 Records

The Hilton Ruiz Septet
Featuring Antonio Hart, Dave Valentin (flute), Giovanni Hidalgo (Congas) and Jay Hoggard (Vibes)with Rafi Merino (drums) and Carlos Torres (Double Bass)

Live from The Normandy Hotel
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Recorded March 26, 2005


During the "Steppin' with T.P." world debute, San Juan, Puerto Rico lit up with the presence of this awesome internationally acclaimed band. Everyone on here...

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M27 Proudly presents Hilton Ruiz’s“Steppin’ with TP- dedicated to Tito Puente”Featuring Yomo Toro and Dave Valentin* Wit...

M27 Proudly presents Hilton Ruiz’s
“Steppin’ with TP- dedicated to Tito Puente”

Featuring Yomo Toro and Dave Valentin*

With Antonio Hart, Geoff Brennan, Leon Lee Dorsey, Jay Hoggard, Chembo Corniel and Willie Martinez.

This album was released in 2005 and we are honored introduce it to the world. M27’s marketing plans were cut short due to Hilton’s untimely death but I am making it a personal effort to share his music with the world.
This is a hot record and I found a few hundred CD’s left which are now a collector’s item.

I hope you listen and enjoy this music and if would like a CD, please write me at [email protected]

Have a blessed day and on this day back in 2006, we lost you brother but today and always, you’re in my heart and thoughts!

Que viva la musica and a free world!!

Marco Matute



New York, NY




"Steppin' with T.P.-Dedicated to Tito Puente" Hilton Ruiz featuring Dave Valentin and Yomo Toro ---> https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/steppin-with-t-p/1304855177


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