I arranger I programmer I songwriter I musician
Miami and Los Angeles based producer and writer/arranger Lulo Perez is what you'd call versatile and gifted musician. As
an accomplished player (Trumpet, Flugelhorn and keyboards) and arranger,
he works with artists and bands to create a great vibe and timeless
Most recently Perez is enjoying Multi-Platinum success
with International superstar Alejandro Sanz. They co-produced tracks
on Sanz' latest release "No Es Lo Mismo" with Lulo arranging
and playing on selected tracks.
"No Es Lo Mismo" won the Best
Latin Pop Album at the 46th Annual Gramy Awards and also won four
Grammys at the 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards - Record of the Year,
Album of the Year, Song Of The Year for the producers and Alejandro
also took the award for Best Male Pop Vocal Album. Additionally,
honors for Best Engineered Album went to Rafa Sardina and Mick Guzauski.
The collaboration with Sanz began when Lulo played horn
on the superstar's '97 release "Mas" and arranged and
played Trumpet on Sanz' 2000
multi-Grammy winning "El Alma Al Aire. Sanz-MTV Unplugged"
(2001) won three Latin Grammys and garnered critical raves from
around the world for the Spanish singer/songwriter.
Produced (as well as played keyboards & MD'd) for Spanish alternative
act, Cafe Quijano's Extraordinaria Paradoja del Sonido released
in 2000. That album became the group's first platinum record. "This
was an experimental record where the band combines rock with well-known
Latin rhythms such as rumba, guaracha, son, and mambo," says
Perez. He has also produced a track on Platinum Rhythm for Madonna's
label Maverick with its release through WEA International.
has brought his musicianship to numerous recent releases -- Alex
Ubago's Que Pides Tu (2003) Emmanuel's Sentirme Vivo (1999) &
Emmanuel Presenta... (2003)
Vicente Amigo's Ciudad de Las Ideas (2002), Ana Belen's Peces de
Ciudad (2001) , Rosa's Rosa (2002); Joaquin Sabina's 19 Dias Y 500
Noches (1999) to name a few.
Credits: Alejandro Sanz swept the Fifth Annual Latin Grammy Awards this year with
his album, No Es Lo Mismo which sold no less than one million copies
in its first week of release. The album, which earned Song Of The
Year, Best Male Pop Vocal Album, Record Of The Year and Album Of
The Year, has torn up Latin charts worldwide was co-produced by
Sanz and Perez. The disc even won Best Latin Pop Album at the 46th
Annual Grammy Awards. Alejandro also won Song Of the Year and the
honors for Best Engineer went to Rafa Sardina and Mick Guzauski.
had a blast working with some of the most amazing msucians in the
world," says Perez. They include: Alejandro Sanz (vocals, Flamenco
guitar, tres); Michael Landau (acoustic & electric guitar);
Jose Antonio Rodriguez (Flamenco guitar); Paco De Lucia (Spanish
guitar); Hamadi Bayard (tenor saxophone); Carlos Martin (trombone);
Anthony Jackson (bass); Vinnie Colauita, Horacio Hernandez (drums);
Luis Conte (percussion); Raul Midon, Javier Valverde, Lena Perez,
Maria Antonia (background vocals) and Lulo Perez (various instruments).
What is most compelling about NO ES LO MISMO is the way Sanz and
his co-producer, the Cuban born writer/arranger/musician Lulo Perez,
have synthesized these separate yet complementary elements into
one purely individual style. In NO ES LO MISMO Sanz has crafted
an album that, while it hews to his Spanish roots, has its eyes
set firmly on the US charts.
"The album is a fusion of cultures, from Andalucia to Havana,
from Mexico to Madrid. It's an artistic groundbreaking effort with
strong flamenco flavors. Writing, arranging and producing songs
with some of the most soulful contemporary artists of all-time like
Alejandro Sanz is truly a thrill for me. When the artists get recognition
for the album we've made together, that's simply sweet," says
By The Sea
A ccepting Grammy Awards for Alejandro Sanz at 5th Annual Latin
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