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Alex Acuña

dr, perc, *1944 US, Pativilca
Musician of Jazz and Rock
A.k.a. Alejandro Nesciosup Acuña

Born December 12, 1944 in Pativilca, Peru. Moved to Puerto Rico in 1967 and then on to Las Vegas in 1974. Drummer and percussionist, joined Weather Report (1975 - 1978). Additionally, has worked with Perez Prado, Elvis Presley, Diana Ross, Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Ella Fitzgerald, Chick Corea, Whitney Houston, Placido Domingo, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Beck, Roberta Flack and Al Jarreau. Often credited as Alejandro "Alex" Acuna and Alex Acuna.

        
Instruments
  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Congas
  • Alphorn
  • Timbales
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • World
  • Pop
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
The Last Bullfighter on The Last Bullfighter by Jazz On The Latin Side All Stars
Canto a Eleguá on Descarga Boricua by Various Artists
El Bicentenario on El Bicentenario by Various Artists
Bebop on The Last Bullfighter by Jazz On The Latin Side All Stars
Caramba on The Last Bullfighter by Jazz On The Latin Side All Stars
Mr. Drop on The Last Bullfighter by Jazz On The Latin Side All Stars
Granizo on Tambolero by Jazz On The Latin Side All Stars
Sally in the Garden on Swinging on a Gate by Tony Elman
Sun God on The Last Bullfighter by Jazz On The Latin Side All Stars
Justo's Trane Ride on The Last Bullfighter by Jazz On The Latin Side All Stars

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Give ThanksArvid Pettersen Feat Hadley Hockensmith / Abraham Laboriel / Alex Acuña / Bill Maxwell / Justo Almario2018Album
BarxetaAlex Acuña • Jan Gunnar Hoff • Per Mathisen2012Album
¡Ritmo!Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band Directed By Brent Fischer ,Featuring Poncho Sanchez, Alex Acuña, Luis Conte, Peter Erskine, Steve Khan, Alan Pasqua, Don Shelton, Carl Saunders, Andy Martin2011Album
Jungle CityAlex Acuña / Jan Gunnar Hoff / Per Mathisen2009Album
Brown StreetJoe Zawinul, WDR Big Band Köln, Alex Acuña, Nathaniel Townsley III, Victor Bailey2006Album
LatinoOtmaro Ruiz, Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuña2005Album
To My Country (Contemporary Peruvian Music)Los Hijos del Sol / Alex Acuña & Eva Ayllón2002Album
Bongó De Van GoghTolú / Alex Acuña & Justo Almario2002Album
Acuarela De Tambores - Top Percussion (Rhythms For A New Millennium)Alex Acuña2000Album
Isla NegraMatucana Feat. Charlie Mariano & Alex Acuña2000Album
Rumbero's PoetryTolú / Alex Acuña & Justo Almario1999Album
The JugglerCarol Knauber Featuring: Alex Acuña, Tom Brechtlein, Rich Eames, Brandon Fields, Jimmy Johnson, Abraham Laboriel1995Album
Thinking Of You / シンキング・オブ・ユーAlex Acuña & The Unknowns1990Album
Another Time, Another PlaceDan Siegel Featuring Patrick O'Hearn & Alex Acuña1984Album
Straight Ahead (Pa'lante)Poncho Sanchez Featuring Gary Foster And Alex Acuña Conducted And Arranged By Clare Fischer1980Album
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