This is strong Latino bebop nailed down by composer Luis Munoz's forceful original music & his Latin culture. A lot of influences pervade Munoz's project, i.e. 'Miles' "Bird' et al. Luis writes with a rhythmic subtlety, exacting his many timbres of sound-ideas through his sidemen.......Producing a vital sense of musical poignancy .........Yet.....This disc swings as well! This is a composer who experiments with free technical innovation & adventurous musical patterns.......Showing the incredible panoply of original music & viable composers, now residing in this wondrous country of ours. I have to add too, that Luis Munoz takes us to the outer limits of his wonderful musical imagination with this, his new CD project, 'Vida.'