Kentucky Composer and Arranger Chris Munson has engineered or performed on over 1,000 recordings. This talented drummer and percussionist has been nominated twice for a Grammy for his exceptional drumming skills. With over 15 years recording experience, including demos, albums, live concert and film, Chris also teaches recording arts and applied drum set at Eastern Kentucky University. Chris has developed quite a fan base through his performances with the EKU Faculty Jazz Quintet and as a sideman in the Lexington area.
Chris Munson has recorded or performed with David Amram, Jorma Kaukonen, Vassar Clements, Mickey Rapheal, Tim O'Brien, Jerry Douglas, John McEuen, Anders Osborne, Trout Fishing in America, Ronnie McDowell, Greg Osby, Jeff Coffin, and David Carradine, among many others.
A hip little loop featuring funk back beat, driving 8ths bass, and Rhodes keyboard. The melody is quirky and playful while the rhythm bed is very funky and syncopated. Easy to loop for extended play or can be faded out during drum turn around. Instrumental, Electronic Music, Psychedelic
This track features an 808 drum groove, swirling synth pads with jazz harmony, a sliding counter bass line, organic percussion parts, underlying drum and bass groove, and a catchy, trumpet like melody. Instrumental, Electronic Music, Electro
Tongue-in-cheek disco theme. Humorous track with requisite reverse cymbal swells, hand claps, and pulsating disco drums. Repetitive melody with filtered effect. Instrumental, Electronic Music, Electropop
Funky hip hop beat with thick bass and lead synth lines. Lead line uses classic dub delay with a little Middle Eastern edge to it. Groove breaks half way through to provide more impact. Instrumental, Hip Hop Music, West Coast Hip Hop
Jungle / drum-n-bass groove in 5/4. Syncopated, moving drum part, floating melody, and evolving harmonic pads. Drums feature filtered effect at the beginning of the track along with pulsing reverse reverb throughout. Instrumental, Electronic Music, Big Beat
Hip Jazz / Boogaloo groove. Features drums, upright bass, piano, electric guitar, tenor sax, and alto sax. Catchy harmonized melody, funky piano solo, and smooth guitar solo. Has a nostalgic feel and is perfect for extended background music. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Latin Jazz
Single Sitar chord strike. The tail of the chord reverses and builds backwards to the attack of the chord. Great for a quick transition or scene where someone has a sudden revelation. Strings, Sitar sounds
Dark, slinky electronic groove. Features semi-dissonant melody with jazz influenced harmonic progress. Underlying special effects. Works great on its own or can be split up into smaller segments to create loops. Instrumental, Electronic Music, Electropop
Sinister little waltz featuring ominous piano, dark accordion, and bowed bass. Perfect for haunting, mysterious scenes or transitions to darker thematic material. Instrumental, Dangerous Music, Dark Music