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En Casa de Luis

En Casa de Luis

Luis Conte

Label: Challenge Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917332520
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Catalog number: CR 73325
Releasedate: 08-11-11
On En Casa De Luis, Conte welcomes such talented players as guitarist Barry Coates, trumpeter Walt Fowler, bassist Jimmy Johnson, percussionist and singer Daniel Willy, and (on "Dance Of The Firefly") pianist Larry Goldings.
  • Multi-Grammy Award Winning musician
  • Luis is one of the most respected and recorded percussionists in the world
  • He will be a featured musician on the 2011 James Taylor US Tour
  • En Casa de Luis to be submitted for airplay consideration to over 400 Jazz radio stations as well as online radio including, Last.fm, Rhapsody Radio and XM/Sirius satellite radio.
  • Percussionist of the Year in the Modern Drummer Reader's Poll (2009, 2010)
  • Percussionist of the Year & Studio Percussionist of the Year in Drum Magazine (2007, 2008, 2009)
  • A very aggressive viral Internet marketing campaign scheduled to be launched with the emphasis on both the Jazz and Latin communities.
On En Casa De Luis, Conte welcomes such talented players as guitarist Barry Coates, trumpeter Walt Fowler, bassist Jimmy Johnson, percussionist and singer Daniel Willy, and (on "Dance Of The Firefly") pianist Larry Goldings. Each of the musicians adds color and their own personality to the music, under the guidance of the leader. Luis Conte is heard on congas, timbales, shakes, guiro, cajon, claves, bongos, cowbells, finger cymbals, maracas and all types of percussion instruments. On "Conga Melody" he also plays bass, accordion, and keyboards. In addition, Conte is the composer of six of the 11 selections and he takes three personable and spirited vocals.
En Casa de Luis is the 7th release for Multi-Grammy Winner Luis Conte, an acknowledged master of percussion. His celebrated career includes touring and/or recording work with some of the greatest names in contemporary music including Madonna, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Santana, Jackson Browne, Celine Dion, Barbara Streisand, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Pat Metheny, James Taylor, Shakira, Ozzy Osborne and Cuban legends Arturo Sandoval and Cachao. He can also be heard on the scores and/or soundtracks to such box office smashes as Transformers, Transformers 2, Hancock, Bruno, Superbad, the new Miami Vice, The Lost City, Mission Impossible, Rain Man, Waiting To Exhale, Coming To America, Drumline, Out of Time, The Italian Job, Oceans 12, Sideways, Brother Bear and countless others. Luis is the percussionist for the orchestra on NBC's hit TV show, Dancing With the Stars.

Endorsed by the Meinl and Zildjian instrument companies, Luis has designed his own signature series of instruments and drumsticks. His percussion clinic tours take him around the world, teaching musicians the essentials and history of Afro-Cuban rhythm.

Luis Conte’s genius stems from his ability to integrate the powerful rhythms of his native Cuba with the American necessities of Pop music. Luis Conte was part of the Phil Collins 1997 "Dance into the Light" tour and 2004 "First Farewell Tour. Recently, Conte has toured as part of James Taylor's "Band of Legends." He has also played alongside such famed musicians as Alex Acuña, Jaguares, Larry Klimas, and David Garfield, both as a bandleader and a sideman.