CREATION – 2007 (DVD)
Roberto Perera, and multi-instrumentalist, producer Jorge Alfano collaborate in a production that is sure to bring you, the viewer/listener to a peaceful and creative state of mind with their music and video appropriately called “Creation”. The use of ethnic and acoustical instrumentalists clearly shows the commitment of the composers to achieve a compelling sound that fills the soul and guides one through a journey of pure delight. Perera’s video images capture the beauty of moments that occur every of our lives. The time he spent filming images of very special places allows him to share with you the powerful visual effects of nature in a way that will truly entrance you.
IN THE MOOD – 2000 (Enhanced CD)
Roberto Perera takes yet another fresh approach on the contemporary ten-song set. He composed three of the album’s tracks, while most of the remainder was contributed by guest performer/producers Tim Redfield on keyboards and guitarists Peter White and Marc Antoine.Described by Perera as his “most enjoyable, unique and challenging project to date”, In The Mood traverses a wide range of musical emotions and rhythms. Roberto Perera has been named as “Favorite Jazz Artist” numerous times by the Jazziz magazine reader’s poll.
SEDUCTION – 1994
Seduction is another great assortment of Perera’s gifts. This work confirms once again that this Miami-based maestro’s creativity knows no bounds. Latin Jazz icon Paquito D’Rivera makes a guest performance on two tracks playing on clarinet and saxophone. Perera’s first encounter with D’Rivera was in 1992 at Lincoln Center for the Latin Jazz USA Festival. D’Rivera presence on “Take You There,” a bright samba, and”Delirio”, a gorgeous bolero from the 1950’s, are among the many album highlights. From Perera’s stunning unaccompanied performance on”Prelude To Forgotten Land”, and the remarkable approach of Stevie
Wonder’s upbeat “I Am Singing” (sung in Portuguese, Spanish and English), to the flamenco-spiced rhythmic workout of his self-penned”Spanish Dancer,” Roberto Perera once more provides a recording with one provocative performance after another.
Christmas Fantasies – 1993
Roberto Perera plucks his way through 11 standards in an upbeat appraisal of sacred and reflective songs. Add “Niño Lindo” (“Pretty Child”) and “La Peregrinacion” (“The Pilgrimage”) to the mix and Perera’s fantasies take on a decidedly South American flavor well suited to a mainstream audience anywhere in the world. While many harpists are long on mood setting and excessive runs, Perera plays with restraining décor, perhaps because he’s the lead instrument in many of these pieces. With a spirited hand, he generously rolls a batch of seasonal favorites into his “Christmas Medley” and plays a scintillating “Silent Night” with some unexpected jazz like breaks.
DREAMS AND DESIRES – 1992
Dreams & Desires won the Billboard “Contemporary Latin Jazz Album of the Year” Award in 1993. Perera has brought continuity and progression to a musical style that has room for those who want to create and dream. The 10 compositions cover a wide variety of genres from the pop ballad to the Brazilian samba. Even a little Cajun spice has been added for flavoring. Roberto Perera’s musical voyage continues to tell us that dreams are necessary in today’s world – it’s the only way we can fulfill our desires.” If you enjoy Latin music, this is definitely it!
PASSIONS ILLUSIONS AND FANTASISES – 1991
Perera’s debut album on the Heads Up label, titled Passions, Illusions & Fantasies, features Perera’s Miami-based group and world-renowned steel drum master, Othello Moleniux. Perera describes this music as “… mainly a mix of contemporary instrumental jazz and pop with a Latin flavor “… It’s a little bit of everything~ salsa, reggae and bossa nova. The ballad “Como te Puedo Ovidar” (How can I Forget You?) concludes this illusive collection of sounds that shows Perera as an artist with enough self-assuredness to share with his public a unique blend of sounds.