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Tisziji Muñoz & Paul Shaffer “Stripped & Soulful”

December 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tisziji Muñoz and Paul Shaffer once again ‘take it out there’ – performing original and standard compositions with Bob “Rakalam” Moses/Drums

Tisziji Muñoz (guitar)
www. heartfiresound.com
Tisziji pursued his interests in Canada, generating his own musical ideas as well as taking a leading role in the development of Toronto’s underground music scene. As a guitarist in the musicals Hair and Godspell, he met and inspired the now world-famous keyboard player, Paul Shaffer, who became Tisziji’s primary accompanist from 1970 to 1972. As Paul recalls:

“Tisziji’s music was of a unique, other-worldly nature… I was galvanized. He began to instruct me …. and …. began a musical and spiritual friendship which continues to this day. I apprenticed with Muñoz until I left Toronto for New York in 1974…..He led me and a small group of cats in an exploration of music as a means of spiritual communication with each other and, ultimately, with G-d. I have [since] played with all the great guitar players, ….and nobody plays guitar the way Tisziji Muñoz does. He is very spiritual,…. he swings wild.”

Muñoz has performed and recorded with Pharoah Sanders, McCoy Tyner, Rashied Ali and Ravi Coltrane, among other luminaries.

The Heart Is The Universe:

Paul Shaffer (Piano)
Canadian-American Shaffer is best-known as David Letterman’s musical director, band leader and sidekick. Shaffer began his music career as the musical director for the Toronto production of Godspell, starring Victor Garber, Gilda Radner, Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Dave Thomas and Andrea Martin. He went on to play piano for the Broadway show The Magic Show, then became a member of the house band on NBC’s popular Saturday Night Live (SNL). Shaffer regularly appeared in the show’s sketches. He is musical director for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. Shaffer has released two solo albums, Grammy-nominated ‘Coast to Coast’, and ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Party’, produced by rock icon Todd Rundgren.
After 33 years with David Letterman:
“My wife says, ‘You’re not going to be around the house in your pajamas until 11 every morning.’ She’s right. I’ve got to put on my clothes and go play piano someplace.” – Paul Shaffer

Bob Moses (Drums) Drummer, composer, artist, poet, dancer, visionary, nature mystic: Bob Moses has lived a quest for vision, spirit, compassion, growth, and mastery in a multiplicity of art forms. Moses has worked as a leader and sideman with: Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Larry Coryell, Dave Liebman, Gary Burton, Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Paul Bley, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, Jaco Pastorius, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Bobby McFerrin, Dave Sanborn, Bill Frisell, John Scofield, David Sanchez, Savion Glover, Gregory Hines, among others. Moses’s first recording as a leader was “Love Animal” (1968), with Jim Pepper, Larry Coryell, Steve Swallow, and Keith Jarrett. “Love Everlasting”, recorded with spiritual master and guitar genius Tisziji Munoz, received five stars in Downbeat.


December 4, 2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm