Zakir Hussain: Tribute to Armando Peraza w/ John Santos & Mickey Hart
Zakir Hussain: Tribute to Armando Peraza
Master musician Zakir Hussain presents a Bay Area-based night of percussion artistry for this exclusive tribute to the late Latin percussion legend Armando Peraza. This special show will feature a host of great Bay Area artists including longtime collaborator and Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, composer and percussionist John Santos, and more. The Cuban-born Peraza was a self-taught musician who transcended his early life as an orphan on the streets of Havana to become a musical innovator, helping to pioneer the marriage of Cuban rhythms with jazz in the 1950s. Over his diverse career, Peraza contributed his virtuosity to work with a list of jazz giants including Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Charles Mingus, George Shearing and Dexter Gordon. He was a part of percussionist Mongo Santamaria’s classic Mongo LP that included the original version of the standard “Afro Blue,” a tune that became a hit in the hands of John Coltrane. Peraza performed extensively with San Francisco drummer and vibraphonist Cal Tjader, appearing on Tjader’s immortal hit “Soul Sauce” before joining Santana in the early 70s and recording 15 albums with the superstar band. For this special night, Zakir Hussain crosses musical traditions and cultures to honor the life and legacy of Peraza, who passed away in April of 2014.
Zakir Hussain tabla
Mickey Hart drums, percussion
John Santos percussion
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