Luis "Perico" Ortiz

Also known as J. Ortiz, L. Ortiz, Louie "Perico" Ortiz, Louie Ortiz, Louis "Perico" Ortiz, Louis (Perico) Ortiz, Louis Ortiz, Luii (Perico) Ortiz, Luis "Périco" Ortiz, Luis (Perico) Ortiz, Luis Esteban Ortiz (Perico), Luis Ortiz, Luis Perico, Luis Perico Ortiz, Ortiz

Discography of Luis "Perico" Ortiz:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Mi Compañera Del Chilingui / Julian Desaparecio 2 Audio 1984 Perico Records
2 One Of A Kind 8 Audio 1979
3 El Astro 8 Audio 1981 New Generation Records (2)
4 One Of A Kind 8 Audio 1980 Velvet (2)
5 Sabor Tropical 7 Audio 1983 Perico Records
6 Super Salsa 8 Audio 1978 New Generation Records (2)
7 Sabroso! 7 Audio 1982 Perico Records
8 Sabroso 7 Audio Combo Records (2)
9 Super Salsa 8 Audio 1978
10 Sabor Tropical 7 Audio 1983 Combo Records (2)
11 El Astro 8 Audio 1981 Grabaciones Mundiales C.A.
12 Donde Yo Naci / Mensajero De La Salsa 2 Audio 1982 Perico Records
13 The Man, TheTrumpet And His Music...Are Back! 8 Audio 1992 Ritmo Records
14 Sabor Tropical 7 Audio 1983 Discos Esika

Luis "Perico" Ortiz (born December 26, 1949 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a trumpeter as well as a composer, arranger and producer. He is also the founder of Sunrise Productions, Perico Records, Dialen Inc. Promotions, Dialen Publications and the [l=Dialen Recording Studios].

His professional career began in New York in 1970 where he worked as trumpeter, arranger, composer and producer for artists such as Tito Puente, Machito, Mongo Santamaría, Tito Rodriguez, Fania All Stars, Johnny Pacheco and José Mangual, among others. He also accompanied Ann-Margret, Dionne Warwick, Diahann Carroll, Trini Lopez, Engelbert Humperdinck, Sammy Davis, Jr., Tony Bennett and The Supremes.

In the last few years Ortiz returned to his native city where has collaborated with various artists like Domingo Quiñones, Papo Lucca and Bobby Valentin. He continues to produce music and soundtracks. He is also a professor at the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico where he teaches Jazz Performance and Caribbean Music.

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