Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
The Santa Barbara Jazz Society presents, live, in concert, Luis Muñoz sextet, on Sunday January 10, at 1:00 PM, at Soho Music Club: 1221 State Street, Suite #205 Santa Barbara, CA 93101! For Dinner Reservations or Additional Information Call
Phone: 805-962-7776 FAX: 805-899-0047
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I am finally done with the recording of "Invisible" Last Monday was the last recording session. My buddy Jonathan Dane (I can't believe it bro, 12 years have gone by since you joined the band) Did a wonderful job with his trumpet, and I did the last "coloring" tracks with a few percussion toys. Now, mixing, mastering and that is it!!!!!!!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Resultado final para esta noche. Alice Waters es considerada la "mama" de la cocina Californiana moderna, y esta receta es increible. Con un poquito de aceite de oliva, queso Parmesano Reggiano y un buen vino y vámonos, la cena perfecta para una noche de "Otoño" en Cali!!!!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
A few images from last Saturday's session. 6 cuts in 10 hours. For those interested, these are my beloved drums...my baby: Yamaha Maple Custom, 18" kick, 10" and 12" toms, 14x14" floor tom. Paiste cymbals include 20" light ride, 18" and 14" crashes and 14" hi hats, all Traditional line. Also, a 21" dry ride and a Signature 20" Flat ride. Beautiful cymbals!!!!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Tantrum studios. "Invisible" Session. I talk, Brad listens and Emmet laughs...No one takes me seriously :)
Sunday, August 16, 2009
The first of many photos taken in Costa Rica last month by my buddy Agustin Vicente Fallas, who happens to be the son of my great friend, manager and collaborator Agustin Fallas Santana. I believe he did a wonderful job and we will be using his images for the cover of my upcoming CD "Invisible" to be released at the end of the year. Thanks Agus!!!!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
My mom's old recipe for huevos con tomate: four eggs, roasted chiles and tomatoes, shallots and garlic(drop the tomatoes in boiling water for ten seconds in order to get rid of the peel), parsley, cilantro, salt and pepper to taste...HMMMMMMM!!! Delicious!. Add to that a salad of grape fruit, strawberries and bananas, with just a little hint of jasmine honey and rose water, some cafe con leche,and you are in for a great treat and a wonderful beginning of a lazy Sunday morning! After breakfast, back to the studio and some more editing on "INVISIBLE", my new CD to be out this December.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
After spending a couple of weeks in Costa Rica, having fun with old friends and family, I am back in the studio, doing the very last sessions needed to finish my new CD. Here, my friend and fellow band member, master percussionist Brad Dutz, lays some marimba and hand percussion tracks, while I do an alto flute track on "Tango y Sangre de la media Noche".
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
I am back from Costa Rica. I had a wonderful time with friends and family. On my flight back I had the pleasure of hanging with the members of the Club Sport Herediano Costa Rican soccer team, many of them part of the National Team. Here I am with Andy Herron, (ex Chicago Fire, ex Columbus Crew), center forward for the Costa Rican team that beat the US last week 3 to 1.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Having a great time...A brake from the business aspect of the trip. An incredible performance by Costa Rica. I had the pleasure of being at the stadium with my friend Agustin.( I am the one wearing a red shirt... :) ). Celebration with a delicious steak at "El Chicote" and a few cold "Imperiales" afterwards. Also working on a Central American tour for next spring. Back in the US on Tuesday.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
That's what my son Adam called it as we started to get engulfed in a dark red cloud of smoke and ash during the incredible fire that has been attacking our community for the last 72 hours. After packing our cars with a few things of value (my music, my cat, my computer, a few paintings and old photos) we headed out to our friend's Paco and Jeannette Rodriguez's house (thanks guys!) where we spent a few nights away from the flames. But life goes on and tonight I will be in the studio working again on my new CD...
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tired, after an intense but wonderful session at "Sound Design" Studios in Santa Barbara, CA, with Dom Camardella, studio owner and old friend, and great organ player Jimmy Calire. Check out the absolutely beautiful brand new Neve console. It was a blast and I got exactly what I was looking for!!!!!!!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
My friend George Quirin at yesterday's session, doing the guitar track for "Tango y Sangre de la Media Noche". Tomorrow I will be at Sound Design Recording Studios in Santa Barbara, working with my old partner in crime, Dominic Camardella. We'll be recording some Hammond organ tracks with Jimmy Calire ( a great Buffalo, NY musician who used to play with the group "America". His son drums for Ozomatli). I am already more than half way done with the new recording, and very happy with the results so far. L.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Taking a break from recording (next week i have lots of sessions), trying to clear the mind and after cooking a big Moroccan meal ( butternut squash and lentil soup, fennel and black olive salad with lemon vinaigrette, caramelised onions with chargrilled eggplants, spicy prawns, basmati rice, figs with rosewater, almonds and honey, and of course, moroccan mint tea, we went to an orchid show in search of the "Guaria Morada", the Costa Rican National Flower. Hundreds of flowers later, we walked out empty handed but joyful !