Notes taken from MR. DOUG MUNRO website
Edition, adaptation and comment by Toni Basanta from Fairfax, Vermont, USA
Master musician and guitar virtuoso DOUG MUNRO is an established veteran of the New York music scene.
Since 1987, he has released 14 albums as a leader and has appeared on over 75 recordings as a sideman, producer, and arranger working with a diverse array of artists including Dr. John, Michael Brecker, Vic Juris, Ernesto Pugliese, Howir Bujese and Dr. Lonnie Smith.
Mr. Munro has over 75 original published compositions and over 300 recorded arrangements performed by some of the finest players in the world. His current hybrid DVD is a groundbreaking multi media experience called Loop-Mania!
In the performance arena, Mr. Munro covers a lot of ground. He has released recordings in many Jazz styles including : Soul-Jazz, Organ Trio, Latin and Gypsy Jazz.
In the recording field, MUNRO has received two Grammy nominations and two NAIRD Awards.
Amazon.com picked Boogaloo to Beck , on which MUNRO performed, arranged, and co-produced, as one of its Top Ten Jazz CD’s of 2003.
MUNRO also did orchestration work on the Oscar winning documentary When We Were Kings.
HE has written 4 Books on Jazz Improvisation for Alfred Music Publications, including one entitled, From Swing to Bebop, that won the Music and Sound Retailers Instructional Book of the Year Award in 2000.
As an educator, MUNRO created and was Director of the Jazz Studies Program at The Conservatory of Music at Purchase College from 1993-2002.
He continues to teach there as Director Emeritus. This esteemed JAZZ Program boasts a faculty that includes John Abercrombie, Todd Coolman, Jon Faddis, Eric Alexander, John Riley and many other top Jazz performers.
Having worked with a veritable Who’s Who of Jazz and Soul artists Doug has garnered high praise from both his fellow artists and the press. Take a look and spread our BLOG words.
“Doug Munro…well he can flat out play!”
Dr. Lonnie Smith – Hammond B3 Organ Master
“Doug Munro is a tremendously talented guitarist and composer who deserves the ears of a larger audience”
Steve Khan – Guitarist – Credits with Maynard Ferguson Blood Sweat and Tears, Clare Fischer Jatin Jazz Big band, and The Caribbean Jazz Project …
“Doug Munro is one of the finest Guitarist I’ve heard perform. His music is great to listen to, very entertaining, funky, danceable, not to mention his straight ahead groove. Doug is just GREAT !!! *
Melvin Sparks – Funk Master Guitarist
“Doug Munro plays in the tradition, but he has his own voice, combining elements of mainstream Jazz Guitar, Brazilian Bossa Nova and Classical Music. He has a great sound and swings with authority. I always enjoy playing with him.”
“In sum, Munro displays a hip musicality where discipline, audacity and an ebullient sense of joie de vivre co-mingle with devilish glee. Great Stuff !!!!!”
In a newer posting I’ll let you know more about DOUG MUNRO and LA POMPE ATTACK with a new album TRIBUTE TO his uncle-composer HARRY WARREN (Lullaby of Broadway, Kalamazoo, Only have eyes for you, At last and a lot more …
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