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Armando Peraza

bgo, cng, perc, 1924-2014 CU, Havana
Musician / Composer of Rock and Latin

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.

        
Instruments
  • Bongos
  • Congas
  • Percussion
  • Vocals
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • Rock
  • Latin
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Granny's Samba on Wild Thing by Armando Peraza
Viva Peraza on Wild Thing by Armando Peraza
Wild Thing on Wild Thing by Armando Peraza
Red Onions on Wild Thing by Armando Peraza
Mony Mony on Wild Thing by Armando Peraza
Souled Out on Wild Thing by Armando Peraza
Mambo In Miami on Agua De Beber - Summer Samba Sauce by Various Artists
Al Bajar El Sol on Wild Thing by Armando Peraza
Funky Broadway on Wild Thing by Armando Peraza
Estampa Cubana on Afro-Cuban Jazz Grooves by Various Artists

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Latin + Jazz = Cal TjaderCal Tjader Quintet Featuring Armando Peraza1990Album
Jazz AfricaHerbie Hancock, Foday Musa Suso, Aiyb Dieng, Armando Peraza, Adam Rudolph, Joe Thomas, Hamid Drake, Abdul Hakeem1987Album
Jazz AfricaHerbie Hancock, Foday Musa Suso, Aiyb Dieng, Armando Peraza, Adam Rudolph, Joe Thomas, Hamid Drake, Abdul Hakeem1987Album
Wild ThingArmando Peraza1969Album
More Drums On Fire!Sonny Payne, Mel Lewis, Benny Barth, Armando Peraza, Ray Mosca With Freddie Gambrell, The Mastersounds, Zoot Sims, Russ Freeman1959Album
Wild Thing / Funky BroadwayArmando PerazaSingle
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