Luis Munoz

Independent

Luis Munoz

About

Paiste Artist Since
July 1998

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Independent

Website
www.luismunoz.net

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„Paiste cymbals add an element of power, beauty and sensitivity to my playing and my compositions that no other cymbal in the market can.“

Setup

Luis Munoz

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" Masters Dark Hi-Hat
22" Masters Dark Crash Ride
20" Signature Traditionals Light Flatride
20" Signature Traditionals Light Ride
22" Signature Traditionals Light Ride
22" Signature Traditionals Medium Light Swish (discontinued)

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Biography

Luis Muñoz is a composer, producer, arranger and percussionist from Costa Rica. He has released 10 CDs of his compositions as a leader, all of them receiving multiple accolades and awards from the world media. His 2015 CD “VOZ”, a project with singers Claudia Acuña (Chile), Magos Herrera (México) and Téka (Brazil) was chosen by Downbeat Magazine among the “Best CDs of the Year” and by Jazziz Magazine among the “12 Best Albums of the Year”. Latin Jazz Network called it “A perfect Album” (5 Stars). It won two ACAM Awards (Association of Composers and Musical Authors) in Latin America, including “Jazz CD of the Year”. Mr. Muñoz’s has received 7 ACAM nominations and 5 awards so far. In 2016 Mr. Muñoz was chosen among the “12 Best Artists of the Year” by NPR’s AltLatino. His recording, “The Dead Man” was named “Best Record of the Year” in Jazziz Magazine and won the ACAM Award for “Best Instrumental Music Record of the Year” in May of 2020. Mr. Muñoz ‘s latest project, “The Infinite Dream” is a collaboration with Guyanese singer Lois Mahalia (backing vocalist for The Heartbreakers, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Joe Walsh, etc).

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, trashy, papery, low. Wide range, complex and moody mix. Soft and buttery feel with a very wobbly and vibrant response. Fairly defined stick sound over a dark and cloudy wash. Perfectly suited for quieter musical settings such as blues, jazz and acoustic styles. Very user-friendly for percussive use and classical mallet application.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, full, soft, multi-layered. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Velvety sizzling open sound. Rich, dark chick sound. A sensitive hi-hat perfectly suited for light to medium heavy use within Jazz, Blues, Country and other acoustic music styles.

  • Sounds