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Alberto Naranjo
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Background information
Birth name Jorge Alberto Naranjo del Pino
Born (1941-09-14)September 14, 1941
Caracas, Venezuela
Origin Venezuelan
Died January 27, 2020(2020-01-27) (aged 78)
Caracas
Genres Jazz, Latin genres
Occupation(s) Arranger, composer, music director
Instruments Drum kit, percussion, timbales
Years active 1959–present
Labels Integra, Roberto Obeso & Federico Pacanins
Associated acts Ray Barretto
Jeff Berlin
Celia Cruz
Simón Díaz
Oscar D'León
El Trabuco Venezolano
Lucho Gatica
Dusko Gojkovic
Engelbert Humperdinck
Irakere
Tom Jones
Orquesta Los Melódicos
Tito Puente
Tito Rodríguez
Aldemaro Romero
Arturo Sandoval
Bobby Shew
Pedro Vargas

Alberto Naranjo [nah-rahn'-ho] (September 14, 1941 – January 27, 2020) was a Venezuelan jazz musician and composer. In 1992, he was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Naranjo made arrangements for the groups Conexion Latina, Guaco and Mango; pop-artists like Ilan Chester, Simón Díaz, Oscar D'León, Ricardo Montaner, María Rivas, Aldemaro Romero and Adalberto Santiago

Discography

  • Dulce y Picante
  • Imagen Latina
  • Oblación
  • Swing con Son
  • El Trabuco Venezolano Vol. I
  • El Trabuco Venezolano Vol. II
  • El Trabuco Venezolano Vol. III
  • El Trabuco Venezolano Vol. IV
  • El Trabuco Venezolano Vol. V
  • Irakere & Trabuco, Vol. 1
  • Irakere & Trabuco, Vol. 2
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