Saturday, September 29, 2007
Thanks to Michael Townsend of Quimper Sound in Port Townsed, WA, for including "VIDA" into his Top Ten Spins list of 2006, joining "jazzreview.com", "latinjazznetwork" and five other review sources in doing so. It is always nice to find out that people appreciate your music THAT much!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
CD Reviews: CD Review/Luis Munoz/Of Soul & ShadOw/PEL2007
Posted by: editoron Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 09:01 AM
I've been lucky enough to review several of latino piano specialist Luis Munoz's CD projects over the years. This current project shows Luis's bent on creating latin jazz that is both absorbing & engaging for his listenership. Luis's music is always alive & fresh & this spate of originals is a prime example of both his delicate quality with stylistic precision. Munoz's music offers us a thoughtful combination of interesting musical ideas & a satisfying aesthetic as well. Luis's compositional talents are extraordinarily wide with a sensitivity & phraseology that can quiet one's sensibilites. Kudos then to this wonderful latino pianist-composer of song as he delivers his songs to discriminating & accepting ears..........OURS, in an apparent, effortless fashion.
George W. Carroll
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
This Saturday, September 22nd, at 8:00 PM, I will be interviewed once again at KPFK, 90.7 Los Angeles, 98.7 Santa Barbara. This time I will be in the program "Canto Tropical con Hector Resendez" promoting our upcoming concert at the "Vic for Jazz' In Santa Monica, CA on September 27th. Hope you can listen. Luis.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
On Saturday, October 13th, at 3:30 PM, I will be performing at the Santa Barbara Festival of Arts in CA. Joining me will be Jonathan Dane: Trumpet, Tom Etchart: Bass, George Friedenthal: Keyboards, Jon Nathan: Marimba, Narciso Sotomayor: Guitar and Kevin Winard: percussion. Hope to see you there! And don't forget our next performance, on Thurday, September 27th at the Vic For Jazz in Santa Monica, CA. 8:00 and 10:00 PM shows. Luis.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
A collage of photos, some of my drawings and computer animation (by Kino Gil), for "Adam's Dream, a track from my new CD "Of Soul and Shadow". Dedicated to my son Adam, this recording feautures Ramses Araya on Bata Drums, Tom Buckner on Soprano Sax, Tom Etchart on Fretless Bass, George Friedenthal on Synth, Narciso Sotomayor on Electric Guitar and myself on Djembe, Piano and Percussion. Enjoy! Luis,
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Please join us this Thursday September 6, at 8:30 PM for the concert celebration of the release of our "Of Soul and Shadow" CD. We will be performing live most of the new music from that CD.
Jonathan Dane: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Tom Etchart: Acoustic and Electric Bass
George Friedentahl: Piano, Keyboards
Luis Muñoz: Drums, Percussion
John Nathan: Marimba. Percussion
Narciso Sotomayor: Acoustic, Electric Guitar
Kevin Winard: Percussion
Hope to see you there! Luis.