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Combo Combo Website - November 14, 2015

Combo Combo duo has a new website with info, reviews, photos, sample set list, and more.

Click here to see it

Also, find us on https://www.facebook.com/ComboComboDuo

Queen Tribute - October 5, 2015

Leon and the Adventures of Leonid will be participating in We Will Rock You:  A Tribute to Queen to be released by Versailles Records in 2016.

The Adventures of Leonid performed the Freddie Mercury written song, "I'm Going Slightly Mad".

Thumbtack Guitar Teacher Spotlight - September 29, 2015

Thumbtack recently published my story about my teaching services in their Pro Spotlight section

 

      

Apartheid Documentary "The Other Man" Premiere - August 10, 2015

 

A while back, I collaborated with a composer who was working on a score for a film "The Other Man", about FW de Klerk, South Africa’s last Apartheid president and the man who unbanned the ANC and released Nelson Mandela.
He needed a few scenes with an exotic charango sound for ambience and I happened to have a charango I purchased in Peru. It's kind of like an Andean mandolin.  
"The Other man" is a documentary that offers fascinating insights into why a man who came from a conservative Afrikaner background, took such a bold step.  This documentary also probes the relationship between De Klerk and Mandela.
You can read more about the film, the director's perspective, and reviewshere http://www.enca.com/south-africa/other-man
 
The film will premiere in South Africa on eENCA News Television. 
International documentary, The Other Man, directed and written by Nicolas Rossier and co-produced with Naashon Zalk, will air on eNCA at the following times:
THURSDAY 30 JULY – 9:15 PM
FRIDAY 31 JULY – 9:15 AM
SATURDAY 1 AUGUST – 1:15 PM
SUNDAY 2 AUGUST – 8:45 PM
MONDAY 3 AUGUST – 2:45 PM
WEDNESDAY 5 AUGUST – 11:15 AM
THURSDAY 6 AUGUST – 10:15 PM
- eNCA

 

Under Cane Documentary Now on National Geographic - February 5, 2015

I recently wrote some music for a documentary called Under Cane which examines the human cost of sugar harvesting.  

You can watch the film on National Geographic here.

The 14 min film is about Sugarcane harvesters in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua, who have a life expectancy of only 46 years, with many of them dying from chronic kidney disease. Experts think they may have figured out why the workers are being afflicted at such an alarming rate. But the plantation owners have their own ideas about the root cause. Regardless of who's right, the toll on the community has been grief and heartbreak for those suffering from the disease and for their families. 

The film was created by Talking Eyes Media, a non-profit organization that creates powerful media for pressing issues.  Run by writer/producer Julie Winokur and photographer/filmmaker Ed Kashi, it was a privilege to collaborate with superb visual storytellers on such a pressing subject.  

For more information, please visit:

http://talkingeyesmedia.org/under-cane  

https://twitter.com/talking_eyes  

https://www.facebook.com/talkingeyesmedia

New Duo - Combo Combo! - January 1, 2015

COMBO COMBO is a guitar and bass duo that performs popular music in the styles of jazz and classical. The duo from New Jersey features Leon Muhudinov (guitar) and Brett Niederman (bass). Contact the band at ComboComboDuo@gmail.com

Here is our promo medley:

Guitar Wizards CD on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and More - December 18, 2014

The New Guitar Wizards compilation CD is now available in most online stores.  Physical CD street dates will be announced soon.

 The compilation features my instrumental, Forbidden (track 14), alongside other great performances by Blues Saraceno (Poison), Tony Franklin (Whitesnake), Tracy G (Dio), etc.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/guitar-wizards-vol.-3-4/id950738755

http://www.amazon.com/Guitar-Wizards-Explicit-Various-artists/dp/B00QW4LI1I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420142617&sr=8-1&keywords=guitar+wizards+3%2F4


Leon on Guitar Wizards CD with members of Aerosmith, Whitesnake, Guns N' Roses, and more! - September 10, 2014

I am excited to be on the upcoming Guitar Wizards (vol.3/4) compilation CD, my second release with Versailles Records. Here is the press release:

Versailles Records will release the first 2 volumes of an exciting new series 'GUITAR WIZARDS Book I/II and III/IV', showcasing many of the country's hottest 6-string stars, including solos from such rock/metal greats as Damon Johnson (Brother Kane, Thin Lizzy), Jake E Lee (Ozzy Osbourne Band, Badlands), Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper Band, Ratt, LA Guns, Slash’s Snakepit, etc), Jimmy Crespo (Aerosmith), Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Blues Saraceno (Poison), George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob), Gilby Clarke (Guns N Roses, Heart, MC5), Ira Black (Metal Church, Lizzy Borden) on a track that also features Chris Slade (AC/DC), and Chris Poland (Megadeth), Glen Alvelais (Testament), and Jan Hammer (Miami Vice Theme Writer) among others, as well as lead solo-heavy originals from a wildly-talented collection of players around the world, including Richard Kendrick, Gary Schutt, David Reffett, Leaving Eden, Chris Johnson, Sean Gill, Soupbone, Arnold Marfoglia, Edward DiMenna, Eric J. Gosselin, Vid Payne, Mezzy Shredder, Aaron Seals, Atomick Cocktail, Blakenstein, Rob Burzon, The Beer Brothers, Monkeysoop, Leon Muhutdinov, Arctic Flame, MYSTIC FORCE, Erling Solem, Wicked Sins, Dead Man's Wake, Fredi Handshoe, Jason Rain, Peter Tripp, One World (R)evolution, Tony Rossi, Todd Gilmore, Scarlet Presence, Thiago Trinsi, Chris Garcia, Steve Pugh, Jason Daugherty, Richard Reynolds, Kevin Samuel, Authur Benitez, Eight Feet Deep, Jeff Terraglio, Vanja Tadic, David Russo, The Tequila Killers, Mike Stevenson, Jon Monter, Chuksingh, Michael Martinez, Robert Bussey, Nathaniel Villarreal, Conrad Swartz, Jeff Marcello, Shane Young, Stacy Noll, The Process, Steve Gregory, Mark Stowe, Don Denson, Bad Motherf#cker, Dana Roselli, Ernesto ‘Xtone’ Gerena, Ronny Gutierrez, Tom Kopyto, Dan Crenshaw of Garden of Eden, and Pete Pachio.

Leon to Participate in Animal Benefit Show - July 28, 2014

There will be an Animal Benefit show organized to raise funds to help with animal adoptions.  The concert will most likely be scheduled for October 2014.  It's great to be a part of such a great cause! More information coming soon!

Leon is available for online lessons on Zoen! - February 17, 2014

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America the Beautiful OUT NOW!! - November 6, 2013

A gentle acoustic guitar instrumental version inspired by a cross country journey visiting America's National Parks is available now at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/leonmuhudinov2, https://itunes.apple.com/mt/album/america-the-beautiful-single/id728463232, and most other stores.

New Release: Clair de lune - February 27, 2013

A concert recording of Claude Debussy's classic Clair de lune, performed by Gus Baxter and Leon Muhudinov as a classical guitar duet is now available on CDBaby, iTunes, and most other stores.

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/leonmuhudinov3

This is the beautiful 3rd movement from his Suite bergamasque. 

Van Halen Tribute CD in Stores NOW! - November 3, 2012

Take Your Whiskey Home: A Millennium Tribute to Van Halen is out in stores now!  

I was glad to contribute to this great Van Halen tribute and had a lot of fun playing their classic "I'm the One."  The CD rocks and the other bands sound great!

You can buy/order it at most retail outlets including FYE, http://www.fye.com/Take-Your-Whiskey-Home--A-Millennium-Tribute-to-Van-Halen-1977-2004-Front-Page_stcVVproductId148811467VVcatId455366VVviewprod.htm samples available.  The track I contributed is called "I'm the One."

Best Buy, Barnes and Noble, as well as most digital/online stores.

This Versailles Records release  features Jeff Scott Soto (Journey), Jake E. Lee (Ozzy Osbourne Band / Badlands), Jimmy Crespo (Aerosmith), Stephen Pearcy (RATT), Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot, W.A.S.P.), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Rowan Robertson (DIO), American Dog (Dangerous Toys / Salty Dog), and others including a number of hot Millennium rock acts including Leaving Eden, Takara, Richard Kendrick, Electric Sister, Iconic Tonic, Bugsy Parker, Erling Solem, Inside Moves, Touch 2 Much, Steve Pugh, Adventures of Leonid, Fair Warning, MYSTIC FORCE, American Hellbilly, Skyscreamers, Lee Thompson, Fan Halen, Marko Pukkila, Andy Endberg, Martian Honey, Fran and the Love Buzzards, Sinful Lilly, and Loaded Gun.

Guitar Lessons by Leon Muhudinov on Thumbtack.com - May 9, 2012

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Van Halen Tribute Album - May 1, 2012

Adventures of Leonid will be contributing a cover of "I'm the One" for a Van Halen tribute album.  The album will include current/former members of Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen Band, etc.

Studio Work for Bare Trees Project - December 17, 2011

I recently recorded a few songs for this new exciting project; a fantastic blend of alternative progressive pop.

For more information, please go to:

http://www.reverbnation.com/baretrees

Primarily Primates Episode - December 15, 2011

Filmmaker Andy Cockrum used my music in another great Primarily Primates episode.

The chimpanzees at PPI receive vegan black bean burgers.  http://www.primarilyprimates.org/videos/ppvid_Enrichment.htm

Queen SemiFinalist - December 2, 2011

It was great to picked as a SemiFinalist by Roger Taylor of Queen.  Unfortunately, not enough votes for next round, but it was really fun!  Thank you all for voting and for your support!!  I really appreciate it.

http://www.queenextravaganza.com/auditions/view/2088

Helmet Skating Chimpanzees - October 2, 2011

While walking through the Primarily Primates Animal Sanctuary, Filmmaker Andy Cockrum stumbles upon a most interesting chimpanzee activity.  I contributed music to this episode, and to this great cause!!

http://projectoliver.com/?p=1005

Free Sheet Music!! - September 16, 2011

Free sheet music of Eleanor Rigby for 2 guitars is now available here on the site.  Just click on the pdf and enjoy!!

Project Oliver - September 20, 2010

Leon recently contributed as a segment composer to the series "Project Oliver".  The series is to help gain funds and awareness about Oliver, the chimpanzee, and to build him a new home. 

A great project for a great cause!!  More info here:  www.ProjectOliver.com

Debussy's Clair de Lune for 2 guitars - July 1, 2010

Leon's version of Clair de Lune for 2 guitars

Performed by Gus Baxter and Leon Muhudinov.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrjB_VUo_4o

If interested in score, please email me.

Vinnie Pukh - July 1, 2010

You can check out Leon's version of the classic Russian Vinnie Pukh (Winnie the Pooh) for 2 guitars.

Performed by Gus Baxter and Leon Muhudinov.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs4mjV-E1y8

If interested in the score (notation and/or tab), please email me.

 

 

Scored Short Film "Domestic" - January 2, 2010

Leon recently scored short film "Domestic" featuring Teresa Yenque (Law and Order).

Directed by Gerry Kim. 

Animation by Peter Oumanski. 

 

 

Adventures Reviewed on DME Music Site - April 12, 2007

A great review by rock journalist Dmitry M. Epstein
you can check it out at http://dmme.net/reviews/
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