Armando Peraza

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Armando Peraza (ca. May 30, 1924 – April 14, 2014) was a latin jazz percussionist. 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 also served as timbalero when he played timbales, congas and bongos in 1979 with Santana on the band's recording and live tour in support of the album "Marathon". In addition to his world wide fame as a highly revered percussionist, Peraza was also an innovative and accomplished dancer and composer.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Latin Spectrum Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Atí Te Toca Various Artists 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Live at the 1988 Montreux Jazz Festival Carlos Santana & Wayne Shorter 2

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
MBB7080 ACID JAZZ - The Complete Anthology 1970 / 2010 CD 2 Various Artists 1

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