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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Albums

Armando Peraza - More Drums On Fire! album art 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! World Pacific Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Armando Peraza - Wild Thing album art Armando Peraza Wild Thing (Album) Skye Records, Skye Records Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
Armando Peraza - Jazz Africa album art Herbie Hancock, Foday Musa Suso - Aiyb Dieng, Armando Peraza Herbie Hancock, Foday Musa Suso - Aiyb Dieng, Armando Peraza - Jazz Africa (Album) NEC Avenue Japan 1987 Sell This Version
Armando Peraza - Latin + Jazz = Cal Tjader album art The Cal Tjader Quintet* Featuring Armando Perazza* The Cal Tjader Quintet* Featuring Armando Perazza* - Latin + Jazz = Cal Tjader (Album) DCC Jazz US 1990 Sell This Version
9 42511-2 Armando Peraza - Africa Vol 1 album art John Santos & The Machete Ensemble ,With Rebeca Mauleón, Steve Turre, Armando Peraza, Orestes Vilato John Santos & The Machete Ensemble ,With Rebeca Mauleón, Steve Turre, Armando Peraza, Orestes Vilato - Africa Vol 1(CD, Album) Bembe Records, EarthBeat! 9 42511-2 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Armando Peraza - Wild Thing / Funky Broadway album art Armando Peraza Wild Thing / Funky Broadway (Single) Skye Records US 1969 Sell This Version

Videos

A78L-1001 Armando Peraza - Jazz Africa album art Herbie Hancock, Foday Musa Suso, Aiyb Dieng, Armando Peraza, Adam Rudolph, Joe Thomas (2), Hamid Drake, Abdul Hakeem Herbie Hancock, Foday Musa Suso, Aiyb Dieng, Armando Peraza, Adam Rudolph, Joe Thomas (2), Hamid Drake, Abdul Hakeem - Jazz Africa(Laserdisc, 12", S/Sided, NTSC, CLV) NEC Avenue A78L-1001 Japan 1987 Sell This Version