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    Alex Acuña

    19:57 - 08 oct. 2018

    Alejandro Neciosup Acuña (Distrito de Pativilca, Perú, 12 de diciembre de 1944), conocido como Álex Acuña, es un músico autodidacta peruano.



    Nacido en Pativilca, Perú, a la edad de 4 años empezó a tocar la batería y la percusión. A los 10 años de edad, comenzó a tocar con la orquesta de su padre y hermanos "Tropical Boys de los Hermanos Neciosup". Con 16 años, llegó a ser uno de los músicos peruanos más solicitados como instrumentista de sesión para diversos programas de televisión, teatro, películas y grabaciones de discos. También participó como músico de conciertos en vivo, llegando a ser un artista de alto nivel.

    A los 18 años, se unió a la banda de Pérez Prado, y en 1965, se trasladó a Puerto Rico. En 1974, Acuña viaja a Las Vegas, trabajando con artistas como Elvis Presley y Diana Ross. Al año siguiente se incorporó al grupo de jazz-fusión Weather Report, con el que ganó un premio Grammy. En 1978, se trasladó a California, convirtiéndose en un músico de sesión, grabando y produciendo en vivo con Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Ella Fitzgerald, Jim Walker, Chick Corea, Whitney Houston, Plácido Domingo, Phil Keaggy, Sergeant Petter, Sam Phillips, ex-Weather Report, Wayne Shorter y Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Roy Orbison, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Beck, Roberta Flack, U2, y Al Jarreau.

    Realizó grabaciones con músicos culturalmente diversos como Javier Malosetti, Marcos Witt, Lee Ritenour, Peter Gabriel, Johnny Clegg, Robbie Robertson, Jackson Browne y Flavio Sala.

    En 1980, participó tocando la percusión en la grabación de The tide is high, tema incluido en el álbum Autoamerican de Blondie.1​Su aporte también se dio en el álbum Rattle and Hum (1987) de U2, exactamente en la percusión del tema Hawkmoon 269.2​ Así mismo en esa década de 1980, realizó una gira con la banda de jazz cristiano Koinonia, período de sesiones, que incluyó a músicos como Abraham Laboriel, Justo Almario, Hadley Hockensmith, Harland Rogers y Bill Maxwell. Trabajó en el álbum Crow Jane Alley, de Willy DeVille.

    También ha trabajado como educador en la Universidad de California y en Berklee College of Music.

    En 1994, graba en vivo con Ron Kenoly en el Atlanta Civic center con una asistencia al concierto de 4000 personas. Acompañado de Tom Brooks, Abraham laboriel, Justo Almario, Chester Thompson, entre otros.

    En el 2009,. colabora al nuevo disco del guitarrista italiano Flavio Sala, titulado De La Buena Onda.

    En el 2011, hace una colaboración en el álbum Heritage de la banda sueca de metal progresivo Opeth y regresa al Perú para realizar un concierto en homenaje a Weather Report.3​

    Discografía



    (1964) Lights! Action! Prado - Perez Prado - Drums
    (1975) Live in Berlin 1975 - Weather Report - Percussion
    (1976) Moonshadows - Alphonso Johnson - Percussion
    (1976) Montreux Jazz Festival 1976 - Weather Report - Composer
    (1976) Black Market - Weather Report
    (1977) Heavy Weather - Weather Report
    (1977) Ecue Ritmos Cubanos - Louie Bellson - Percussion
    (1977) Don Juan's Reckless Daughter - Joni Mitchell - Percussion
    (1977) Birds of Passage - Sadao Watanabe - Percussion
    (1977) Captain Fingers - Lee Ritenour - Percussion
    (1977) Arabesque - John Klemmer - Percussion
    (1978) Time and Chance - Caldera - Percussion
    (1978) The Captain's Journey - Lee Ritenour - Drums, Percussion
    (1978) Smokin' - Frankie Ortega - Drums
    (1978) Black Forest - Luis Conte - Drums
    (1979) Friendship - Lee Ritenour - Drums, Timbales
    (1979) Rio - Lee Ritenour - Drums
    (1979) Feel The Night - Lee Ritenour - Congas, Timbales, Percussion
    (1979) Dreamer - Caldera - Percussion
    (1979) Nightingale - Gilberto Gil - Drums, Percussion
    (1979) No One Home - Lalo Schifrin - Drums
    (1979) Minnie - Minnie Riperton - Drums
    (1979) Live at the Public Theater - Heath Brothers - Percussion
    (1979) Brazilia - John Klemmer - Percusion
    (1979) Bottom Line - John Mayall - Percussion
    (1980) The Builder - Michael Omartian - Conductor
    (1980) The Best of John Klemmer, Vol. 1: Mosaic - John Klemmer - Percussion
    (1980) Masterless Samurai - Osamu Kitajima - Drums
    (1980) Salsa Picante - Clare Fischer - Timbales, Latin Percussion
    (1980) Only Love Can Sustain - Luis Alberto Spinetta - Servicios varios
    (1980) Odori - Hiroshima - Guest Artist
    (1980) Look In Your Heart - Ernie Watts - Percussion
    (1980) In Harmony - Sesame Street - Drums
    (1980) Gaviota - Poncho Sanchez - Guest Artist
    (1980) Autoamerican - Blondie - Percussion
    (1981) 2+2 - Clare Fischer - Timbales, Percussion
    (1981) Machaca - Clare Fischer - Tambora, drums, timbales, percussion and bongos
    (1981) Ella Abraça Jobim - Ella Fitzgerald - Drums
    (1981) Rit - Lee Ritenour - Drums
    (1982) Rit 2 - Lee Ritenour - Drums
    (1982) Hollywood - Maynard Ferguson - Percussion
    (1982) Heartlight - Neil Diamond - Drums
    (1982) Secrets of the Andes - Victor Feldman - Drums, Percussion
    (1982) Touchstone - Chick Corea - Cymbals, Drums, Percussion
    (1983) The Prodigious Piano of Bobby Enriquez - Bobby Enriquez - Drums, Percussion
    (1983) Friends - Larry Carlton - Percussion
    (1983) Don Grusin - Don Grusin - Drums, Percussion
    (1983) Live at Concerts by the Sea, Vol. 1 - Bobby Enriquez - Drums
    (1984) Live at Concerts by the Sea, Vol. 2 - Bobby Enriquez - Drums
    (1984) How Will the Wolf Survive? - Los Lobos - Percussion
    (1984) Blues & Other Happy Moments - Barone Brothers - Percussion
    (1984) Another Time, Another Place - Dan Siegel - Percussion
    (1985) On The Edge - Dan Siegel - Percussion
    (1985) Musican - Ernie Watts - Drums
    (1985) Forever Friends - Justo Almario - Flute, Pan Flute, Drums, Percussion, Programming
    (1985) Lyle Mays - Lyle Mays - Drums, Percussion
    (1985) Dog Eat Dog - Joni Mitchell - Percussion
    (1985) Atlantis - Wayne Shorter - Drums
    (1985) Harlequin - Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour - Percussion
    (1986) Short Stories - Dan Siegel - Percussion
    (1986) Sanctuary - Ernie Watts - Sax Tenor, Drums, Percussion
    (1986) New Day - Brian Bromberg - Drums, Percussion
    (1986) Last Nite - Larry Carlton - Percussion
    (1987) Yauaretê - Milton Nascimento - Drums
    (1987) Plumbline - Justo Almario - Vocals, Congas, Bata, Timbales, Drums
    (1987) Northern Nights - Dan Siegel - Percussion
    (1987) La Bamba (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Percussion
    (1987) Walkin' on Air - Bobbysocks! - Percussion
    (1987) Portrait - Lee Ritenour - Percussion
    (1987) Four Corners - Yellowjackets - Percussion, Vocals
    (1987) By the Light of the Moon - Los Lobos - Percussion
    (1987) All Systems Go - Donna Summer - Percussion
    (1988) The Best of Ella Fitzgerald (Pablo) - Ella Fitzgerald - Drums
    (1988) Politics - Yellowjackets - Percussion
    (1988) The Immigrants - The Zawinul Syndicate - Drums, Percussion
    (1988) Concierto De Aranjuez - Lee Ritenour, Kazumi Watanabe, Kenji Omura - Drums
    (1988) Temple of Low Men - Crowded House - Percussion
    (1988) Rattle and Hum - U2 - Percussion
    (1988) La Pistola Y el Corazon - Los Lobos - Percussion
    (1989) The Spin - Yellowjackets - Percussion, Arrangements
    (1989) Kilowatt - Kazumi Watanabe - Percussion
    (1989) On The Corner - John Patitucci - Drums
    (1989) Front Seat - Sadao Watanabe - Percussion
    (1990) The Neighborhood - Los Lobos - Drums, Shekere, Percussion
    (1990) BASSically Speaking - Brian Bromberg - Drums, Percussion
    (1991) Zephyr - Don Grusin - Drums, Congas, Cymbals, Hi-hat, Percussion
    (1991) Woodface - Crowded House - Percussion
    (1991) The Mambo Kings (1992 Original Soundtrack) - Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Arturo Sandoval - Percussion
    (1991) Sereno - Wilkins - Drums, Percussion
    (1991) Oasis - Eric Marienthal - Percussion
    (1991) Heart of the Bass - John Patitucci - Percussion
    (1991) Going Home - Dan Siegel - Percussion
    (1991) Sweet Deal - Sadao Watanabe - Percussion
    (1991) Greenhouse - Yellowjackets - Percussion
    (1991) Collection - Lee Ritenour - Drums, Percussion
    (1991) Night Ride Home - Joni Mitchell - Percussion
    (1992) No Borders - Don Grusin - Drums, Cajon, Congas, Bongos, Cymbals, Handclapping, Percussion
    (1992) Night Calls - Joe Cocker - Percussion
    (1992) Matters of the Heart - Tracy Chapman - Percussion
    (1992) King of the Hearts - Roy Orbison - Drums, Percussion
    (1992) Kiko - Los Lobos - Percussion
    (1992) Kid Gloves - Larry Carlton - Percussion
    (1992) Heritage - Justo Almario - Drums, Percussion, Cajon
    (1992) GRP All-Star Big Band - GRP All-Star Big Band - Percussion
    (1992) GRP 10th Anniversary Collection - GRP All-Star Big Band - Percussion
    (1992) Drums & Percussion - Alex Acuña - Primary Artist
    (1992) Thinking of You - Alex Acuña and the Unknowns
    (1992) Lift Him Up with Ron Kenoly - Ron Kenoly - Percussion
    (1992) Worship with Don Moen - Don Moen - Percussion
    (1992) Out of the Cradle - Lindsey Buckingham - Percussion
    (1992) F-Zero Jazz Album - Percussion
    (1993) World of Contemporary Jazz Groups: GRP Gold Encore Series - Percussion
    (1993) Dear Friends - Abraham Laboriel, Larry Carlton - Drums
    (1993) Rejoice Africa - Lionel Peterson - Percussion
    (1993) We Are One - Tom Inglis - Percussion
    (1993) Tropical Heart - Oscar Castro-Neves - Drums, Percussion
    (1993) The Gateway - Dan Siegel - Percussion
    (1993) One Touch - Eric Marienthal - Percussion
    (1993) Native Land - Don Grusin - Vocals, Drums, Congas, Cowbell, Tabla, Tambourine, Caxixi, Percussion
    (1993) Another World - John Patitucci - Percussion, Vocals (Background), Drums (African), African Drums
    (1994) Trust in the Lord - Live Worship with Don Moen - Don Moen - Drums and Percussion
    (1994) God Is Able - Ron Kenoly - Drums and Percussion
    (1994) As For My House - Rick and Cathy Riso - Percussion
    (1994) Simbolo de Amor - María Martha Serra Lima - Drums
    (1994) De mi Alma Latina - Placido Domingo - Percussion
    (1995) Collection - Yellowjackets - Percussion, Composer, Primary Artist
    (1995) Men In Worship - Jack Hayford - Percussion
    (1995) Sing Out with One Voice - Ron Kenoly - Percussion
    (1995) Mistura Fina - John Patitucci - Percussion
    (1996) Antonio Carlos Jobim And Friends - Antonio Carlos Jobim - Percussion
    (1996) Wayruro - Jean Pierre Magnet - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
    (1996) This Is Jazz, Vol. 19 - Wayne Shorter - Drums
    (1996) This Is Jazz, Vol. 10 - Weather Report - Drums
    (1996) My People - Joe Zawinul - Percussion
    (1996) Misses - Joni Mitchell - Percussion, Bata
    (1996) Hits - Joni Mitchell - Percussion
    (1996) Cosas de la Vida - María Martha Serra Lima - Percussion
    (1996) Gillespiana - Lalo Schifrin - Latin Percussion
    (1997) You Know That Feeling - Brian Bromberg - Percussion, Sleigh Bells
    (1997) Audiophile - Victor Feldman - Drums, Percussion
    (1997) Taking Notes - Jeff Berlin - Percussion
    (1997) Loving You - Shirley Horn - Percussion
    (1997) El Angel - Oscar Feldman - Drums
    (1998) This Is Jazz, Vol. 40: The Jaco Years - Weather Report - Drums
    (1998) Priceless Jazz - Yellowjackets - Percussion
    (1998) Por Amor - Álvaro López Arista & Res-Q Band - Percussion
    (1999) Latin Jazz Suite - Lalo Schifrin - Percussion
    (2000) Acuarela de Tambores - Alex Acuña (Grammy nominee)
    (2002) Los Hijos del Sol: To My Country - Alex Acuña, Paquito D'Rivera, Wayne Shorter - Producer, Mixing, Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Cajon
    (2002) Live and Unreleased - Weather Report - Drums, Percussion, Composer
    (2002) Faces & Places - Joe Zawinul - Main Personnel, Shaker, Percussion, Musician
    (2003) Punk Jazz: The Jaco Pastorius Anthology - Jaco Pastorius - Drums
    (2003) Alegria - Wayne Shorter - Percussion
    (2004) Rediscovery On Grp: Chick Corea Family - Chick Corea - Drums, Percussion
    (2004) The Hang - Don Grusin - Drums, Percussion
    (2005) No Accent - Alex Acuña - Primary Artist, Audio Production, Drums, Percussion
    (2006) Serenata Inkaterra - Jean Pierre Magnet - Percussion
    (2006) Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 1976 - Weather Report - Drums
    (2006) Brown Street - Joe Zawinul - Percussion
    (2006) Forecast: Tomorrow - Weather Report - Percussion
    (2006) Favorites: Sun Sea and Sand - Antonio Carlos Jobim - Percussion
    (2006) Tribute Concert - Antonio Carlos Jobim - Percussion
    (2006) All One - Oscar Castro-Neves - Main Personnel, Drums
    (2007) Tambolero - Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars - Member of Attributed Artist, Drums
    (2007) Lalo Schifrin and Friends - Lalo Schifrin - Additional Personnel, Performer
    (2007) In the Spirit of Jobim - Brian Bromberg - Featured Artist, Drums, Percussion
    (2007) Ultimate Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius - Percussion
    (2008) Amparo - Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour - Drums, Percussion
    (2008) Change of Space - Patrick Moraz - Percussion
    (2009) The Chick Corea Songbook - The Manhattan Transfer - Percussion
    (2009) It Is What It Is - Brian Bromberg - Congas, Percussion, String Section
    (2009) Jungle City - Alex Acuña - Primary Artist
    (2009) Serenata de los Andes en Vivo - Jean Pierre Magnet - Percussion
    (2010) Drum 'n' Voice Vol. 3 - Billy Cobham - Percussion
    (2010) The Imagine Project - Herbie Hancock - Percussion
    (2011) Heritage - Opeth - Percussion on 'Famine'
    (2012) ¡Ritmo! – The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band (Directed by Brent Fischer) - Drums, Percussion
    (2012) Barxeta with Jan Gunnar Hoff and Per Mathisen
    (2012) Live & Extensions - The Manhattan Transfer - Percussion
    (2012) Compared to That - Brian Bromberg - Featured Artist, Percussion
    (2013) The Voice of Jazz - Ella Fitzgerald - Drums
    (2014) Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced - Joni Mitchell - Bells, Percussion
    (2015) Jaco (Original Soundtrack) - Jaco Pastorius - Congas, Percussion
    (2016) Full Circle - Brian Bromberg - Congas, Percussion
    (2016) Sing (2016)(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Percussion


    Premios


    "Best Latin/Brazilian Percussionist", Modern Drummer's Readers Poll.
    y los latin brons


    ALEX ACUÑA



























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