HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!!!!!
On Monday, January 13th, 2020, at 11:30 AM, I will be doing a radio interview on The Global Village, at KPFK Pacifica Radio, Los Angeles, with host Kathy Diaz. We will be listening to some tracks from my latest CD "The Infinite Dream", which features Guyanese vocalist Lois Mahalia, plus talking about upcoming performances, tours, new videos, new music, etc. Hope you can join us!!!!
Ending the year on a high note: My latest CD "The Infinite Dream", chosen as one of "The 10 Best Records of the Year" in Jazziz Magazine, this time by critic Lissette Corsa. My 4th CD in a row chosen as such!!!
THE LATEST REVIEW OF "THE INFINITE DREAM"!!!!
" a genre transcendent masterwork uniquely reflecting our troubled times...musical poetry from start to finish!" JWVIBE.COM
LUIS MUNOZ/LOIS MAHALIA LIVE AT THE LOBERO THEATRE ON 10/18/19
To look at all images: https://www.facebook.com/luismunozmusic/media_set?set=a.10220643920192066&type=3
SOLD OUT SHOW LAST NIGHT IN OJAI, CA, GRATEFUL!!!!
THE INFINITE DREAM
LUIS MUNOZ with LOIS MAHALIA
the second single from the new CD by Costa Rican composer/arranger/producer Luis Munoz, featuring Guyanese singer Lois Mahalia. A tribute to The Beatles. THE INFINITE DREAM/JPGR (5:48) Jimmy Calire: Hammond Organ Jonathan Dane: Piccolo Trumpet, Trumpet, Trombone, Background Vocals. David Hekhouse: 12 String Electric Guitar Lois Mahalia: Lead and Background Vocals Luis Muñoz: Drums, Mellotron, Wurlitzer Electric Piano Written, arranged and produced by Luis Muñoz. Animation by Patrick Raftery.
Tomorrow morning 10/17 Lois Mahalia and myself will be live on K-LITE 101.7 with Gary & Catherine Remak at 8:15 AM, to talk about this Friday's concert at the Lobero Theatre Please tune in!!! klite.com
The Jazz Bakery presents: Sunday October 27th at 5:00 PM Luis Muñoz's "The Infinite Dream" featuring Lois Mahalia Live at the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica, CA
This Friday 10/18 at 8:00 PM Luis Muñoz's "The Infinite Dream" live at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA> For tickets: https://www.lobero.org/events/luis-munoz-the-infinite-dream
THIS IS WHAT NPR SAYS ABOUT "THE INFINITE DREAM:
Luis Muñoz, one of California's best kept secrets, has a thing about drawing out the best from his vocalist collaborators. His latest album, The Infinite Dream, features Guyanese singer Lois Mahalia on a stunning set of songs. They come from a variety of cultures, but what they've made here can only be described as "Luis Muñoz" music: at times elegantly sparse, other times almost painterly always so artfully crafted. Seriously, if you are looking for something that surprises, check out this album.
NEW REVIEW OF"THE INFINITE DREAM" Latin Jazz Network
Ravishing beauty. All in all a dreamy musical journey evoked as few could even hope to try!
"The Infinite Dream" CD released today!!!!
AND HERE IT IS:
SHAME/LUIS MUNOZ FEATURING LoisMahaliaMusic
The first single from Costa Rican composer/producer/arranger Luis Muñoz's "The Infinite Dream" CD (2019), featuring Guyanese singer Los Mahalia. Computer animation by Bill Yarrington ©Pelin Music 2018
luismunoz.net . CD TO BE RELEASED ON 8/19/19 (WILL BE AVAILABLE THEN ON iTunes, CD Baby, Bandcamp, Spotify, Pandora, etc)
TO BUY TICKEST FOR UPCOMING CONCERTS:
Lobero concert (10/18/19): https://www.lobero.org/events/luis-munoz-the-infinite-dream/
Ojai Music Exchange (11/2/19): https://squareup.com/store/undergroundexchange
Jazz Bakery/Moss Theatre (10/27/19) : https://jazzbakery.org/
Shame on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/353234449
Shame video on youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoIfXn1oQS4
Adam Asarnow: Piano
Lois Mahalia: Lead and Background Vocals
Luis Muñoz: Drum Programming, Rhodes Electric Piano, Background Vocals
Randy Tico: Electric Bass
Daniel Zimmerman: Electric Guitars
8/4/19 You can now pre-order "The Infinite Dream" on Amazon.com!
release date is 8/19/19:
The first review of "The Infinite Dream" CD is in: "The Infinite Dream reveals Luis Muñoz at the top of his game" Sounds of Timeless Jazz
Scheduled for release on 8/19/19, you can pre-order "The Infinite Dream" CD NOW on iTunes:
FIRST CONCERT OF "THE INFINITE DREAM" TOUR ANNOUNCED!!!
The first concert of "THE INFINITE DREAM" tour 2019 featuring Lois Mahalia has been announced. The tour will get started at the wonderful Lobero Theatre (www.lobero.org) in Santa Barbara, CA. on October 18th, 2019.
Luis will be touring with a sextet (Jonathan Dane: Trumpet & keyboards. George Friedenthal: Keyboards. Lois Mahalia: Lead Vocals. Luis Muñoz: Drums, Melodica & Composition. Brendan Statom: Acoustic & Electric Bass and Daniel Zimmerman: Acoustic & Electric Guitars.
Tickets for the first show are on sale NOW.
We will also be on 10/27/19 at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica, CA, presented by The Jazz Bakery, and on 11/2/19 at the Ojai Underground Exchange. More shows to come!!!!
"THE INFINITE DREAM" CD TO BE RELEASED ON 08/19/19.
"The Infinite Dream" CD, featuring my dear friend and wonderful singer Lois Mahalia will be released this summer, on August 19th, 2019 (which happens to be my birthday!!!). The release will be followed by a Fall tour in CA. Tour dates will soon be announced. Looking forward to seeing you then! Thank you so much for your support! Luis
"THE DEAD MAN" NAMED "BEST CD OF THE YEAR" IN JAZZIZ MAGAZINE!
Just a quick note to let you know that my most recent CD, entitled "The Dead Man" was named "BEST CD OF THE YEAR" in Jazziz Magazine. Thinking about my dear friend Keith Puccinelli who passed about a month ago, and whose amazing artwork is featured on the CD cover.
Also, I am already working on two other vocal recording projects: one CD entitled "The Infinite Dream", featuring singer Lois Mahalia (Tom Petty, Joe Walsh, etc) singing songs in English, and another one with songs in Spanish featuring Mexican singer Magos Herrera. Thank you all for your support and your friendship and Happy Holidays! Luis
TO PURCHASE CD:
At the very bottom, in fine print, better than nothing!! :-) :-) I thank Modern Drummer Magazine for recommending my latest CD "The Dead Man". Grateful!!!!! #theinfinitedream#thedeadman Yamaha Drums Paiste CymbalsRegal Tip Evans Drumheads Toca Percussion — inSanta Barbara, California.
"The Sleep of the Innocent" Luis Muñoz (2017)
"THE DEAD MAN" is a triumph of consummate musicianship and the spirit of innovation unleashed. There is much to savor in the latest Muñoz masterwork, which has all the hallmarks of a certified "Album of the Year". Mark Holston Latino Magazine.
TO PURCHASE CD:https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/LuisMunoz
TOMORROW SATURDAY APRIL 8th, at 6:00 PM "The Dead Man" CD Release concert at Soho in Santa Barbara. 6:00 PM!!
LUIS MUNOZ IS EASILY ONE OF THE MOST EXPRESSIVE AND MUSICAL PERCUSSIONISTS PLAYING TODAY! Raul Da Gama/Latin Jazz Network
TO READ FULL REVIEW: https://latinjazznet.com/reviews/cds/luis-munoz-the-dead-man/
THE FIRST REVIEW OF "THE DEAD MAN" CD IS IN: "A MASTERPIECE"! Sounds of Timeless Jazz
TO READ FULL REVIEW: http://www.soundsoftimelessjazz.com/reviews.html
NEW VIDEO: "SECRECY" FROM "THE DEAD MAN" CD ©2017
'THE DEAD MAN " CD OUT NOW!
MY NEW CD "THE DEAD MAN" IS FINALLY OUT !!!
Thank you very much for your support! Luis/Pelin Music ©2017
CONVERSATION WITH TED MILLS ON THE FUNK ZONE PODCAST. About the upcoming "The Dead Man" CD and much more. ENJOY!!
Looking on the Bright Side with Luis MuñozGood morning friends! I share the article published today in the Santa Barbara Independent, enjoy! Thanks Richie DeMaria!
RADIO INTERVIEW TONIGHT-ENTREVISTA EN RADIO NACIONAL, COSTA RICA HOY!!
In case you missed it, here is the link to the podcast: In case you missed it, here is the link to the podcast: http://us.ivoox.com/es/audiotopia-209-luis-munoz-pelin-audios-mp3_rf_15045853_1.html
HOY JUEVES 15, entrevista en Radio Nacional Costa Rica 10;00 PM ( 8:00 PM pacific). http://www.sinart.go.cr/radionacional/envivo.12/09/16
MY "VOZ" CD WINS TWO ACAM AWARDS (Association of Composers & Musical Authors): "Best Jazz CD of the Year" & "Best Sound Engineer" 2016!
NPR'S ALT.LATINO MUSIC FOR HEALING!
Alt.Latino's Post-Election Meditation: Music For Healing (My song "De Alma y Sombra" chosen by NPR!)
"VOZ" WINS ACAM AWARD-"JAZZ CD OF THE YEAR" IN COSTA RICA!
SAN LUIS OBISPO JAZZ FESTIVAL'S FALL SERIES PRESENTS: LUIS MUNOZ QUINTET FEATURING TEKA
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11TH MONARCH CLUB, NIPOMO CA!
THE JAZZ BAKERY PRESENTS "THE LUIS MUNOZ QUINTET" LIVE AT THE MOSS THEATER, PART 1. 3/19/16
00:00 Jazz Bakery Introduction/Ruth Price
03:30 Preludio y Fin
10:23 Adam's Dream
21:23 Musicians Introduction
22:05 Journey of Saint Augustine
33:33 Testament (Más Allá)
38:50 Mr Ron Kalina's dedication
'VOZ" CD NOMINATED FOR THREE ACAM AWARDS!!
I am happy to share the fact that my "VOZ" CD was recently nominated for three ACAM Awards by the Costa Rican Society of Musical Authors & Composers for Jazz Composer/Producer of the Year, Producer of the Year and Best Sound Engineer. I would like to share this with the wonderful singers Claudia Acuña, Magos Herrera and Téka Penteriche, plus the great Central American poets Romulo Castro, Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy, Jaime Gamboa and Osvaldo Sauma and my touring band members and musical brothers Daniel Zimmerman, Brendan Statom, Adam Asarnow and Jonathan Dane. "VOZ" is as yours as it is mine! Congratulations also to the rest of the nominees. The award ceremony will take place on December 1st, 2016 in Alajuela, Costa Rica. Un abrazo!!!
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Live at the Moss Theater in Los Angeles, CA/Jazz Bakery's Moveable Feast/March 2016-Photo by Bob Barry(Jazzography)
NEXT LIVE PERFORMANCE: JUNE 25th AT CASA ARJONA IN LONG BEACH, CA
Saturday, June 25th 7:00 PM. The Luis Muñoz Quintet featuring Téka live at Casa Arjona (4515 E. Harvey Way, Long Beach, CA 90808).
With Jonathan Dane: Trumpet. Luis Muñoz: Drums, Melodica & Composition. Brendan Statom: Acoustic Bass. Téka: Lead Vocals & Acoustic Guitar. Daniel Zimmerman: Guitars.
MY "VOZ" CD ON THIS SPRING'S EDITION OF JAZZIZ MAGAZINE!
"Nine compositional gems! Luis Muñoz meticulously constructs a platform from which singers soar on his latest disc"
RADIO INTERVIEW TOMORROW FRIDAY ON KPFK's GLOBAL VILLAGE, LOS ANGELES!
I will be in Los Angeles tomorrow Friday doing a radio interview at 12 noon, on KPFK's Global Village with host Sergio Mielniczenco. We will be talking about my "VOZ" CD and about my upcoming performance this Saturday, March 19th at the Moss Theater in Los Angeles, CA as part of "The Jazz Bakery's Moveable Feast" concert series.
Please tune in!
KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles -98.7 FM Santa Barbara-93.7 FM N. San Diego - 99.5 FM Ridgecrest/China Lake
3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West - N. Hollywood, CA 91604
Main phone: (818) 985-2711 - Fax: (818) 763-7526 - Studio phone: (818) 985-5735
Address: Moss Theater/ Herb Albert Educational Village.
3131 Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles West Side, CA 90404
**FOR TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/jb/2490689
"VOZ" CD PERFORMANCE-LUIS MUNOZ QUINTET WITH TÉKA LIVE AT THE LOBERO THEATRE 2/19/16
March 7, 2016
THE JAZZ BAKERY PRESENTS: THE NEW LUIS MUNOZ JAZZ QUINTET FEATURING TEKA, LIVE AT THE MOSS THEATER IN LOS ANGELES, 3/19/16!!!!!!
February 1st, 2016
JANUARY 13, 2016
"ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE LATIN AMERICAN ALBUMS OF THE YEAR" 4 STARS (****) DownBeat Magazine
JANUARY 12, 2016
BEST CD OF THE YEAR! (Yoshi Kato/Jazz Critics Poll:2015)
JANUARY 9, 2016
LATINO MAGAZINE- THE LATEST "VOZ" CD REVIEW
THE LATEST "VOZ" REVIEW- LATINO MAGAZINE: "ONE OF THE MOST DISTINCTIVE CREATIVE FORCES IN LATIN MUSIC TODAY"
Costa Rica native Luis Muñoz, a drummer and composer long based in California, has emerged as one of the most distinctive creative forces in Latin music today. On his stylistically rich Voz (Pelín Music) Muñoz showcases three vocal talents -- Chilena Claudia Acuña, Brazil’s Téka Penderiche, and Magos Herrera of Mexico. Even when his arrangements place a strong emphasis on rhythms, as on “Manantial,” featuring Penderiche, the overall vibe is one that’s orchestrally luminescent, allowing his evocative melodies to flower via the solos of trumpeter Jonathan Dane, pianist Adam Asarnow and other bandmates. The breathy-voiced Herrera is spellbinding on “Argentina,” a hauntingly lovely Muñoz gem by that underscores his genius for penning harmonically entrancing and melodically riveting tunes that make a lasting impression.
DECEMBER 25th, 2015
DECEMBER 24th, 2015
December 10, 2015
LUIS MUNOZ MAKES IT INTO NPR's ALT.LATINO's LIST OF 12 BEST ARTISTS OF THE YEAR 2015!!!
OCTOBER 31, 2015
THE CALIFORNIA REPORT ON LUIS MUNOZ'S "VOZ" CD!!!
My "VOZ" CD was featured this week on NPR's "The California Report" . Thak you Andrew Gilbert!
Santa Barbara Musician Luis Munoz Calls on Cast of Voices for New Album - See more and listen to the entire program at: http://audio.californiareport.org/archive/R201510301630/e#sthash.Q9qnoHw6.dpuf
OCTOBER 27, 2015
"AMANECER LUMINOSO ("VOZ" CD 2015) FEATURING MAGOS HERRERA!
MUSIC: LUIS MUNOZ. LYRICS: OSVALDO SAUMA
THE LATEST "VOZ" REVIEW IS OUT, FROM "LATIN JAZZ NETWORK": 5 STARS (*****)
The vocalists deliver in ways that will leave the listener gasping...one of the most desirable vocal albums I have had the pleasure to listen to!!!!!!
FOR THE FULL REVIEW: http://latinjazznet.com/2015/10/25/reviews/cds/5-star-albums/luis-munoz-voz/
THE LATEST VIDEO FROM MY NEW "VOZ" CD: QUISIERA!
FEATURING CLAUDIA ACUNA & TEKA!!!
MUSIC BY LUIS MUNOZ. LYRICS BY JAIME GAMBOA. PRODUCED BY LUIS MUNOZ ©Pelin Music (2015)
September 27, 2015
THE LATEST VIDEO FROM MY NEW "VOZ" CD:
"ARGENTINA" FEATURING MAGOS HERRERA!
September 25, 2015
"VOZ" CD ON NPR MUSIC!
NPR's Felix Contreras features the tune "Argentina" from the "VOZ" CD on this week's show Alt.Latino
September 21, 2015
Three upcoming radio/Internet TV interviews in support of the "VOZ" CD release:
1) 9/29/15: Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey 2: PM EDT/11:00 AM Pacific.
2) 10/3/15 at 6:00 PM Pacific Time, on KPFK's Los Angeles, Canto sin Frontera with Tania Torres
3) 10/5/15 at 11:00 PM EST, 8:00 PM Pacific, on The Color of Jazz with Donna Whittington
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
LUIS MUNOZ - "PRELUDIO Y FIN" FEATURING MAGOS HERRERA (2015)
MY NEW "VOZ" CD AVAILABLE NOW!!
TO BUY PHYSICAL CD:
September 1, 2015
LUIS MUNOZ NEW CD "VOZ" EPK! (VIDEO)
August 12, 2015
LUIS MUNOZ & TEKA COLLABORATION!
I am very happy to announce the fact that the wonderful Brazilian singer and dear friend Téka, will be joining the Luis Muñoz Quartet in a series of live performances, in support of the upcoming "VOZ" CD release. For me it is an honor and a great joy to have Téka join our musical family. Welcome!!! Dates will be announce soon
August 3, 2015
I am very happy to announce the upcoming release of my "VOZ" CD on September 15, 2015!
The CD, recorded in New York and California, features the amazing talent of 3 of the greatest Jazz singers in the world: Claudia Acuña from Chile, Magos Herrera from México and Téka from Brazil. It contains 9 compositions, all music written by yours truly and lyrics by Costa Rican poet (and National Poetry Award Winner 2014) Osvaldo Sauma, Panamanian singer songwriter and multiple GRAMMY Award winner (In collaboration with Ruben Blades) Rómulo Castro, Nicaraguan singer/songwriter Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy , Costa Rican author/composer/multi instrumentalist Jaime Gamboa, leader of the group Malpais, and myself.
We will be sharing lots of images, videos, concert dates and much more as we get closer to the release date. Thank you all for your friendship and support. Un abrazo! Luis