Luis Munoz might not live in Costa Rica any longer - but he takes his homeland with him whenever he composes and plays. He is able to bring his country's folklore and rhythm to music in a way that defies description. Lush, tranquil, passionate. He moves your mind geographically to locations where you have never been physically. But you can feel the outlay of the land when you hear the direction of the song. It's unbelievable.
Educated in both music and architechture, Luis finished his degree in the former at the University of California, Santa Barbara - where he now resides. Under some amazing tutelage, Luis found his way in composition - he has worked with documentaries, animated films, dance and theater projects. In the late 80's, he made his way into the recording end of the business. In the 90's, more work that honed his intuituve skills. By 2004, "Downbeat" was singing his praises. "Vida" was named "Best Latin Jazz CD - and, in 2006 - Luis was recognized by his birthplace for Best Jazz Composer/Producer.
"Of Soul and Shadow" and "Invisible" followed - two immensely respected works that brought more international recognition. With "Luz" in 2013, Luis introduced the amazing voices of Magos Herrera and Teka Penteriche. At that point in his career, he was overwhelmed with the praise for his musicianship and creativity. With "Voz", he takes both to new levels. Bringing Magos and Teka back to the studio - with the addition of Claudia Acuna, he has imbued a new sense of truth into the mix. With mostly voice on this album, the listener is engaged in the moment - with both original and beloved songs - that will compel you to travel. You may not have a ticket - but you WILL travel. The best vacation EVER :) Join us on 9/29 at two p.m. Eastern.
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