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Luis Munoz: The Dead Man

Read "The Dead Man" reviewed by James Nadal

In a thought-provoking concept of intertwining a short story by Uruguayan writer Horacio Quiroga, with a personal near-death experience set to music, drummer/composer Luis Muñoz offers The Dead Man, as a lesson in living life in the present moment, for that is all there is.

Muñoz has been quite productive over the past few ...

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Luis Munoz: Voz

Read "Voz" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There's selfless, and then there's really selfless. This vocal-centric album of original compositions written and arranged by drummer Luis Muñoz falls into the latter category. Instead of using this as a platform to promote his own playing, which wouldn't necessarily be frowned upon considering the fact that it's his album, Muñoz's contributions on the performance end--drums, ...

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Luis Munoz: Voz

Read "Voz" reviewed by James Nadal

There is no need to hurry if one has arrived at the space in time where inspiration and music dissolve into a boundless cascade of emotion. Multi-talented Luis Muñoz, has channeled his production skills into a sublime direction on Voz, collaborating with a trio of premier vocalists, augmented by an attuned supporting cast. Though Muñoz contributes ...

Luis Muñoz: Luz

Read "Luz" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Luis Muñoz gathers strength with each of his recordings as he goes past the post of the previous one, making new ideas and developments his haunt. Luz, as the title would suggest, injects new light into his music.

Muñoz conceives and marvelous executes his game plan. Driving the rhythm and the beat from ...

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Luis Muñoz: Luz

Read "Luz" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Lessons in light--or, in Spanish, luz--lush arrangements need not be dense, as proven in Costa Rican-born Californian Luis Muñoz's compositions, orchestrations and arrangements on Luz, his sixth release for the Pelin label following the widely acclaimed Invisible (Pelin, 2010) and Of Soul And Shadow (Pelin, 2008).

While his roots go back to Central America, this ...

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Luis Munoz: Luz

Read "Luz" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Luis Muňoz's Luz is an unabashedly romantic paean to Latin music in its various guises. There is, however, nothing syrupy in this enchanting seventh release for the Costa Rican composer and percussionist, replete with “jazzy" creative spontaneity.

Muňoz's impressionistic compositions are carefully arranged around a central theme, allowing adequate space to spotlight individual ...

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Luis Muñoz: Luz

Read "Luz" reviewed by James Nadal

Akin to wind and rain, music can no longer be confined or characterized by geography; it knows no borders and wanders free. In the case of Latin America, music has gone full circle in that jazz musicians initially sought inspiration and ideas from the United States, but are now realizing that their own regional cultures can ...

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Luis Munoz: Invisible

Read "Invisible" reviewed by Paul J. Youngman

Invisible is the fifth release on the Pelin label from multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Luis Munoz, who also composed, arranged and orchestrated its nine tracks. The style is Afro-Latin jazz, featuring plenty of percussion instruments, many of them played by the leader. Latin rhythms underlay the contemporary sounding songs in an upbeat and catchy style. The majority ...

Luis Munoz: Invisible

Read "Luis Munoz: Invisible" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Luis Munoz
Invisible
Pelin Music
2010

Keyboardist and percussionist Luis Muñoz thinks with an open palette of sound. His aural vision embraces a wide spectrum of color and tone texture, from the sophisticated rough and tumble of trance-like Afro-centric ritual music to the delightful swing of idiomatic phrases that spring ...

Luis Munoz: Invisible

Read "Invisible" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Luis Muñoz is a man of many parts. Not only does he play several instruments, he composed, arranged and orchestrated all the music on this recording. His adaptability is further underscored by the scope of his writing that encompasses several styles all of which make an impact.

Muñoz, who was born in Costa Rica, played in ...


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