He has performed on more than 100 albums and is the songwriter of more than 40 songs. Some of these works include collaboratorations with Mongo Santamaria, George Shearing, Cal Tjader and Carlos Santana.
During his long and prolific career, which has spanned more than 60 years, Armando Peraza has performed and recorded with such musical icons as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Machito, Josephine Baker, Art Tatum, Dave Brubeck, Eric Clapton, Linda Ronstadt, Frank Zappa, Rick James, Aretha Franklin and Jaco Pastorius. It's been noted that this cumulative, wide ranging, eclectic musical experience has arguably made Armando Peraza the most traveled and widely-heard percussionist.
In January 2003, LP unveiled the new LP Accents Armando Peraza Signature Series Congas and Bongos as a tribute to this percussion icon. His eighteen years with Santana, as well as his groundbreaking work with Charlie "Bird" Parker, George Shearing, and Cal Tjader certainly make Armando the perfect namesake of a top-of-the-line series of congas and bongos.