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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.“
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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).
Sizes: 20", 22"
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.
Sizes: 14", 15"
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.