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Luis Munoz

Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: August 19, 1953    

Luis Munoz

In 2010, Luis Muñoz returned with “Invisble”, feauturing once again David Binney, (winner of both Downbeat Critics’ and Readers’ polls, 2007), on alto sax, Jonathan Dane on trumpet, plus special vocal appearances by the wonderful Guyanan singer Lois Mahalia and by Brazilian sensation Téka.

In January of 2013 Luis releases “LUZ”, featuring singers Magos Herrera and Teka. With this new project, Luis Muñoz confirms his place as a music visionary, and as one of the today’s most sensitive, melodic and talented Jazz composers.

Awards

ACAM Award for Jazz Composer/Producer of the Year (2004 and 2010) in Latin America
”It is, simply put, one of the best Latin jazz ventures of the year...Brilliantly conceived and beautifully executed, Vida is a vital testimony to Luis Muñoz's artistic genius. Indispensable! **** (4 stars).” (Todd S. Jenkins, Downbeat magazine)

One of the top ten best Jazz CDs of 2004... “And hands down, the coolest Latin Jazz disc of the year... Phenomenal”

(Jazzreview.com)

“A masterpiece.”

(Mark Holston, Hispanic magazine)

”A truly monumental work… Enticing and rewarding from beginning to end.” (Americas magazine)

”Vida is simply one of the most tantalizing, brilliant and enjoyable discs of the year. It will likely make my year-end top 10.”

(Mark Gallo, Jazzreview.com)

“An stellar offering of passionate, new music, an astounding recording, extremely spiritual, compelling. VIDA is splendid.”

(Paula Edelstein, Sounds of Timeless Jazz)

”Luis Muñoz se encuentra en la cima de una madurez conceptual.” (Alberto Zúñiga, La Nación, Costa Rica)

“VIDA is easily Muñoz's most complete album to date, both reflective and adventurous, present and, without a doubt, deeply soulful.” (Steven Libowitz, Montecito Journal)

“A thoughtful work that leaves an appealing aftertaste.” (Drum Magazine)

“A beautiful, lively, passionate disc” (Linda Yohn WEMU 89.1 NPR Station)

“It would be a crime, if this production should dwell in obscurity. Feverishly recommended…” (Glenn Astarita, Jazzreview.com)

“20 best recordings of 2005” (Latinjazznetwork.com)

“****1/2 (four and a half stars)” Drum magazine

  • Luz

    Pelin Music
    2013
  • Invisible

    Pelin Music
    2011
  • Invisible

    Pelin Music
    2010
  • Luis Munoz: Invisible


    2010
  • Of Soul and Shadow

    Pelín Music
    2008
  • Vida

    Pelín Music
    2005

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Luis Muñoz plays Yamaha drums, Paiste Cymbals, Toca percussion, Evans drumheads and Regal Tip drumsticks exclusively.

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CD/LP/Track Review

Luz by Jerry D'Souza

Luz by Mark Corroto

Luz by Hrayr Attarian

Luz by James Nadal

Invisible by Paul J. Youngman

Extended Analysis

Luis Munoz: Invisible

CD/LP/Track Review

Invisible by Jerry D'Souza

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