Armando Peraza

Armando Peraza

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Latin Jazz Percussionist (born ca. May 30, 1924 in Havana, Cuba, died april 14, 2014 in San Francisco).

Through his long associations with jazz pianist George Shearing, vibraphonist Cal Tjader and guitarist Carlos Santana, he has been internationally known from the 1950s through to the 1990s. Although primarily known as a bongocero and conguero, Peraza is also an innovative and accomplished dancer and composer. Peraza has been featured on classic recordings by Perez Prado, Machito, George Shearing, Charlie Parker, Tito Puente, Cal Tjader and Carlos Santana.

Armando Peraza is one of a handful of Cuban percussionists who came to the United States in the 1940s and 50s. Other notable congueros who came to the U.S. during that time include Mongo Santamaria, Chano Pozo, Francisco Aguabella, Julito Collazo, Carlos Vidal Bolado and Modetso Duran.

Peraza's work with Shearing, Tjader and Santana brought him international fame. He has been inducted into the Smithsonian Institution's Hall of Jazz Legends and has had three official "Armando Peraza Days" by the City of San Francisco.
He died of pneumonia on April 14, 2014 at the age of 89.
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Armando Peraza Discography

Albums

LAE 12227 Sonny Payne, Mel Lewis, Benny Barth, Armando Peraza, Ray Mosca With Freddie Gambrell, The Mastersounds, Zoot Sims, Russ Freeman Sonny Payne, Mel Lewis, Benny Barth, Armando Peraza, Ray Mosca With Freddie Gambrell, The Mastersounds, Zoot Sims, Russ Freeman - More Drums On Fire(LP) World Pacific LAE 12227 UK 1959 Sell This Version
STL 5525, 887 952 TY Armando Peraza Wild Thing (Album) Skye Records STL 5525, 887 952 TY UK 1969 Sell This Version
A32C-1001 Herbie Hancock, Foday Musa Suso - Aiyb Dieng, Armando Peraza Herbie Hancock, Foday Musa Suso - Aiyb Dieng, Armando Peraza - Jazz Africa(CD, Album) NEC Avenue A32C-1001 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
DJZ-604 The Cal Tjader Quintet* Featuring Armando Perazza* The Cal Tjader Quintet* Featuring Armando Perazza* - Latin + Jazz = Cal Tjader (Album) DCC Jazz DJZ-604 US 1990 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

#457 Armando Peraza Wild Thing(7", Single, Promo) Skye Records #457 US 1969 Sell This Version

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