Tisziji Munoz

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Tisziji Muñoz (born on July 15, 1946, Brooklyn, New York) is an American jazz guitarist.[1]

He served as drummer in the 440th U.S. Army band. He left the US Army in 1969. In the 1970s, he lived in Canada and New York City. He played in Pharoah Sanders' band. In 1978, he recorded his first album, on the India Navigation label: Rendezvous with Now. In 1984, he moved to Schenectady.[2] He plays in the Tisziji Munoz Quartet with other jazz musicians, including the Late Show with David Letterman musical director Paul Shaffer.[3] Along with other musicians, he performed at the 150th anniversary of the Steinway & Sons piano company, at Carnegie Hall, in 2003.[4]

He uses a single-line playing style, due to a childhood wrist injury.[5]

Shaffer, in his autobiography We'll Be Here For the Rest of Our Lives, describes Munoz as a mentor and inspiration for his musical career.[6] Pharoah Sanders has said, "He's the only guitar player I really know that I can play with."[7]

Discography[edit]

  • Love Always: Spirit of the Ancient Masters (2007), a compilation reissued by Columbia Music Entertainment, Japan
  • Love At First Sound (2005) Ra-kalam Bob Moses: drums, John Lockwood & Justin Purtill, bass
  • Divine Radiance, Anami/Dreyfus (2003) Rashied Ali: drums, Pharoah Sanders: tenor sax, Ravi Coltrane: soprano sax, Paul Shaffer: piano & synth, Cecil McBee & Don Pate: bass[8]
  • Shaman-Bala (2002) Muñoz: synth, Rashied Ali: drums, Bernie Senensky: piano, Don Pate: bass[9]
  • Hu-Man Spirit (2001) Muñoz: bells, synth, flutes & scream, Rashied Ali: drums, Dave Liebman: saxophones & flute solo, Don Pate & John Lockwood: bass, Bernie Senensky: piano
  • Parallel Reality (2000) Muñoz: synth, bells, Rashied Ali: drums, Ravi Coltrane: tenor & soprano saxophones, Don Pate: bass
  • Breaking the Wheel of Life and Death (2000) Muñoz: bells, Rashied Ali: drums, Marilyn Crispell: piano, Don Pate: bass
  • Auspicious Healing (2000) Muñoz: synths, Marilyn Crispell: piano, Henry Kaiser: guitar, guitar fx, Mark Dresser: bass, Lukas Ligeti: drums
  • Presence Of Mastery (1999) Muñoz: synth, Rashied Ali: drums, Paul Shaffer: piano & organ, Don Pate: bass
  • Presence Of Joy (1999) Muñoz: bells, Rashied Ali: drums, Dave Liebman: tenor/soprano sax, Bernie Senensky: piano, Cecil McBee & Don Pate: bass
  • Presence Of Truth (1999) Rashied Ali: drums and percussion, Hilton Ruiz: piano, Don Pate: bass
  • Tisziji Muñoz Live! Great Sacrifice (1999) Bob Moses: drums, Paul Shaffer: synth, Bernie Senensky: piano, Don Pate: bass
  • Alpha-Nebula (1997) Muñoz: keyboard synths, bells, vocals, Bob Moses & Franklin Kiermyer: drums and percussion, Don Pate & John Lockwood: bass
  • Spirit World (1997) Muñoz: keyboard synths, bells, vocals, Rashied Ali: drums & percussion, Pharoah Sanders: saxophone, vocal effects, Bernie Senensky: piano, Don Pate: bass
  • Present Without A Trace (1997) Muñoz: keyboard synths, Rashied Ali: drums & percussion, Pharoah Sanders: saxophone, Bernie Senensky: piano, Don Pate: bass
  • The River of Blood (1997) Muñoz: keyboard synths, shenai, Rashied Ali: drums & percussion, Pharoah Sanders & Dave Liebman: saxophone, John Hicks: piano, Don Pate: bass
  • Death Is A Friend Of Mine (1996) Muñoz: keyboard synths, quinto & hand drums, Bernie Senensky: piano, Bob Moses: drums, Don Pate: bass
  • Spirit Man (1995) Muñoz: keyboard synths, Bob Moses: drums, Bernie Senensky: piano & church organ, Don Pate: bass
  • Heart Sound (1995) Muñoz: synth, Gregg Murphy: piano, Don Pate: bass, Toby Williams: drums
  • Live Again! At Page Hall with Nick Brignola (1994) Nick Brignola: saxophone, Bob Moses: drums, Bernie Senensky: piano, Don Pate: bass
  • Live Again! At Page Hall with Dave Liebman (1994) Dave Liebman: saxophone, Bob Moses: drums, Bernie Senensky: piano, Don Pate: bass
  • Live! At Page Hall (1993) Bernie Senensky: piano, Don Pate: bass, Bob Moses: drums
  • Hearing Voices (1980's) see Visiting This Planet
  • Visiting This Planet (1980's) Muñoz: synth guitar, keyboard, synth keyboard, shenai, congas, flutes & percussion, Paul Shaffer: piano & synth keyboard, John Hicks & Bernie Senensky & Michael Cochrane & Jon Weiss: piano, Pharoah Sanders: tenor saxophone, Dave Liebman: soprano saxophone, Bob Moses & Idris Muhammad & Adam Nussbaum & Guillermo Cantu: drums, Guillerme Franco: percussion, Art Davis & Dennis Irwin & Cecil McBee & Don Pate & Ratso Harris: bass
  • New Year’s: First Day (1988) Muñoz’ solo project: keyboard, guitar synthesizer, percussion, drums (no guitar)
  • Rendezvous with Now, India Navigation (1978)

References[edit]

  1. ^ : : a m u l e t : : r e c o r d s : :
  2. ^ http://www.henrykaiser.net/munoz.html
  3. ^ Tisziji Munoz Quartet w/Paul Shaffer at Jazz at Lincoln Center | WFUV Radio
  4. ^ "The S.L.ED by Karl Lagerfeld". Steinway & Sons. Retrieved August 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ We'll Be Here For the Rest of Our Lives: A Swingin' Showbiz Saga, Paul Shaffer, Doubleday/Flying Dolphin Press (2009), ISBN 978-0-385-52483-4. pages 90-92, 93-94, 100, 111, 121-122
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ [3]
  9. ^ [4]

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