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Alex Pertout percussionist extraordinaire...

Warwick McFadyen SYDNEY MORNING HERALD


A musician's musician...
Mike Daly THE AGE


A polished and possibly unique combination of traditional
Sinhala
melodies, pan-Latin and world music
rhythms and jazz textures...

Tony Hillier RHYTHMS MAGAZINE


Supremely elegant playing...
Brian Wise RHYTHMS


He has performed with aplomb in every genre imaginable...
Rob Walker AUSTRALIAN MUSICIAN


He flatters most contexts in which he performs...
John Shand JAZZ 'N' BLUES


Percussion Master...
Paul Matcott DRUMSCENE


Both bring to the blend of jazz South American
and Asian exotic sounds, terrific originals...

Ivan Lloyd ABC/JAZZ NOTES


A world-class jazz/pop sound...

Jeff Jenkins INPRESS


Tales To Tell is a smashing follow up that will take
the listener on a remarkable musical journey...
★★★★★
Trent Bryson-Dean DRUMSCENE MAGAZINE


An exceptional album, Australian jazz at its best...
Leon Gettler AUSTRALIAN JAZZ NET


'Tales to Tell' is a compelling cross-cultural collaboration
for percussionist Alex Pertout and vocalist Nilusha Dassenaike…

Peter Wockner JAZZ & BEYOND


High quality, rhythmic and melodic world music feast...
Greg Phillips AUSTRALIAN MUSICIAN


A delightful album...
Jim McLeod JAZZ ON SATURDAY PBS FM


This is a formidable undertaking... ★★★★ ½
John McBeath THE AUSTRALIAN


A suite of songs that entrances the senses... ★★★★
Warwick McFadyen THE AGE/SYDNEY MORNING HERALD


The album draws you in and entrances you…it’s a lovely experience,
like a dark star,once you get close enough, you’re lost...

Peter Kenneally JAZZ PLANET/EXTEMPORE


The music is an intoxicating fusion of different cultures...
Billy Pinnell STACK MAGAZINE


Features the wondrous voice of Nilusha and the
hypnotic kaleidoscope of Pertout…
Peter Wockner JAZZ & BEYOND


Magic Moments, so many glorious subtleties...
Jeff Jenkings INPRESS


This duo of legendary percussionist Alex Pertout and Sri Lankan
vocalist Nilusha Dassenaike truly fit together like hand and glove
creating a delightful world music experience here that is
breathtaking from start to finish..
.★★★★★
Trent Bryson-Dean DRUMSCENE MAGAZINE


A wonderful album from two gifted artists, the music is magnificent...
Billy Pinnell 3AW/AFTERNOON EXPERTS


Marvellous musicians generating very creative proposals...
Claudianna Blanco SBS-RADIO/TEMAS


The latest album sees him team up with the beautiful vocals
of Nilusha Dassenaike with stunning results...

Robbie Buck ABC/THE INSIDE SLEEVE


Full of irresistible rhythms born of Alex’s armoury
of percussion instruments...

Billy Pinnell STACK MAGAZINE


Tales To Tell is a smashing follow up that will take the listener
on a remarkable musical journey..
.★★★★★
Trent Bryson-Dean DRUMSCENE MAGAZINE


This Chilean born percussionist who arrived in Melbourne two decades
ago via Italy, must have made an impact on everyone at some time or other through his extensive performances on record, stage and screen
...

Mike Daly THE AGE


Master percussionist…
Fotis Kapetopoulos  SYNAPSE


World class quality talent…
Greg  Phillips JUKE


His credits on television, film soundtracks, live concerts and
studio recordings are so numerous that, were each of the people
Pertout has played for to run out and buy his albums tomorrow,
he would probably crack the top 10!...

Steve Waldon THE AGE


Pertout's credentials are impeccable…
Brian Wise RHYTHMS


Alex’s list of credits reads like a 'who's who' of the music industry…
Calvin Winetroupe SKIN FULL


It has been the case for many years in Australia, one man's
name is synonymous with professional percussion, Alex Pertout
is the percussionist's percussionist…

Rob Walker AUSTRALIAN MUSICIAN


His ability is known worldwide…
Warwick McFayden  THE SUNDAY AGE


Think of your favourite Australian record of the last 15 years,
and the chances are Alex Pertout's played on it…

Rod Whinnett-Smith SUNDAY EXAMINER


Through all of this two things stand out, his diversity and above
all his constant striving for excellence as a musician…

Julie Lindsay COMPOSERS COLLECTIVE


Pertout shows in sublime style how percussion is more than
the drum roll, but can be a sparkling joyous rhythm…

Warwick McFadyen THE SUNDAY AGE


Superb example of Australia's cultural reality…
Fotis Kapetopoulos SYNAPSE


You may not have realised but you must have heard
Alex Pertout playing, he has been almost unavoidable…

Brian Wise RHYTHMS


He combines the ability to bring an extremely
sophisticated sense of orchestration to bear…

John Shand  JAZZ’N’BLUES


Alex Pertout's skills and mastery cannot be challenged…
Brian Wise RHYTHMS


I would venture to say that nearly everyone in the country
has heard him play at some time in the last twenty years…

Paul Matcott DRUMSCENE


Many have called upon Pertout to add
his special magic to their recordings…

Brian Wise RHYTHMS


Thirty percussionists of varying experience sat engrossed
as Pertout led them through a six-hour workshop...

Rod Whinnett-Smith SUNDAY EXAMINER


Talking to Pertout, you get the distinct impression that he
was tailor-made for his position at the VCA. The college's
emphasis on diversity sits well with a man who has made a
career out of admirably open ears...

Jessica Nicholas THE AGE


Pertout displays his excellent ability for creating colours…
KJ POPULAR PERCUSSIONIST (Canada)


This album of outstanding work reveals Chilean born
Pertout warmly embracing a panoply of musical influences,
in short: Outstanding!...
★★★★ ½     
Bryan Patterson HERALD SUN


A lot of musicians try to make Latin-infused discs like this, but
it takes a certain kind of soul to really do it right. This may
take a few extra mouse clicks to order, but it's so worth it…

Don Zulaica ALTERNATE MUSIC PRESS (USA)


Musicality is musicality and on From The Heart which he
composed and arranged he has it dripping from his sticks,
an accomplished piece of work…

Warwick McFadyen THE SUNDAY AGE


A constellation of superstars playing Alex’s outstanding compositions...
Saul Zavarce FIESTA JAZZ PBS-FM


Excellent compositions…
Victor Rendon LATIN PERCUSSIONIST MAGAZINE (USA)


This is a lovely and joyful work that conveys a wide range of
emotions and textures, superb arrangements…

Terry Reimer WORLD PERCUSSION & RHYTHM (USA)


As always Pertout provides a vital ingredient with his
tasteful and creative use of percussion instruments...

Adrian Jackson RHYTHMS MAGAZINE


Impressive self-titled debut recording, an instrumental
album of much grace, some fire and many moments of
supreme elegant playing...

Brian Wise RHYTHMS


The album shows off the many talents of Alex Pertout…
Steve Waldon THE AGE


Alex Pertout is cerebrally appealing. There are qualities that
unfold more clearly with repeated playing and because it's
something different, something unpredictable and spontaneously
uplifting it demands to be heard (9/10)

Terry Reilly BEAT MAGAZINE


Pertout puts out solo gem…
Peter Familari HERALD SUN


World class quality talent. This is serious music for the discerning ear…
Greg Phillips JUKE


This talented percussionist has provided us with one of the
best albums of the year. The cd is a delight. Look out for it…

Brian Wise RHYTHMS MAGAZINE


Featuring the magical percussionist Alex Pertout, the
Alex Pertout Ensemble’s performance was inspirational
and a stand out feature of the Electric Jazz Festival…

Simon Higgins DRUMSCENE


The performance at Australia's Ultimate Drummer's Weekend
was beautiful, inspiring, life-changing. Sensitive and
compassionate music with deep expression always moves people
to a higher level, Nilusha and Alex did just that…

Dom Famularo, International Master Drummer, Author


Percussionist Alex Pertout and singer Nilusha Dassenaike
presented a delicate fusion of different traditions...
David James  THE GUARDIAN (UK)


Tales To Tell is a smashing follow up that will take
the listener on a remarkable musical journey
...★★★★★
Trent Bryson-Dean DRUMSCENE MAGAZINE


An exceptional album, Australian jazz at its best...
Leon Gettler AUSTRALIAN JAZZ NET


High quality, rhythmic and melodic world music feast...
Greg Phillips AUSTRALIAN MUSICIAN


A delightful album...
Jim McLeod JAZZ ON SATURDAY PBS FM


A suite of songs that entrances the senses... ★★★★
Warwick McFadyen THE AGE/SYDNEY MORNING HERALD


This second album release from Alex and Nilusha is
a smorgasbord of colour, shade and intricacy
...★★★★★
Trent Bryson-Dean DRUMSCENE MAGAZINE


The album draws you in and entrances you…it’s a lovely experience,
like a dark star,
once you get close enough, you’re lost...
Peter Kenneally JAZZ PLANET/EXTEMPORE


The music is an intoxicating fusion of different cultures...
Billy Pinnell STACK MAGAZINE


Magic Moments, so many glorious subtleties...
Jeff Jenkings INPRESS


A wonderful album from two gifted artists, the music is magnificent...

Billy Pinnell 3AW/AFTERNOON EXPERTS



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