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Luis Munoz

Luis Muñoz is a composer, producer, arranger and percussionist from Costa Rica. He has released ten CDs of his compositions as a leader, all of them receiving multiple accolades and awards from the world media. His 2015 CD “VOZ”, a project with singers Claudia Acuña (Chile), Magos Herrera (México) and Téka (Brazil) was chosen by Downbeat Magazine among the “Best CDs of the Year” and by Jazziz Magazine among the “12 Best Albums of the Year”. Latin Jazz Network called it “A perfect Album” (5 Stars). Mr. Muñoz has received 6 ACAM nominations (Association of Composers and Musical Authors) in Latin America and 4 awards so far, including two “Jazz Record of the Year” awards

The Dead Man

Label: Pelín Music
Released: 2017
Track listing: Secrecy; Seveneves; the Sleep Of The Innocent; Tierra Negra; The Dead Man; Invisible; Savannah.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dan Zimmerman: Drifting Home

Read "Drifting Home" reviewed by Jim Worsley

In an era where shredding and playingasfastasyoupossiblycan for no apparent reason have become a norm, it was a pleasure to listen to a guitar being nurtured as the beautiful classic musical instrument that it is. Drifting Home is the first solo effort from veteran guitarist Dan Zimmerman. It features nine original songs. All of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

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 ...

VOZ

Label: Pellin Music
Released: 2015
Track listing: Preludio Y Fin; Manatial; Argentina; Journey Of Saint Augustine; Pasión; Testamento/Mas Alla; Amarilis; Quisiera; Amamecer Luminoso.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

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, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

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 ...

Luz

Label: Pelin Music
Released: 2013
Track listing: El Sueño de Adán; Invisible; Amarilis; Al Silencio; El Sendero de las Aves; Vals de la Luz; Preludio; Testamento/Mas Alla; Entre El Mar y la Tristeza.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

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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