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ALEX PERTOUT
From The Heart

Whispering Tree Music WTM-006 [2015]
The Planet Company / MGM
Produced by Alex Pertout


From The Heart

Presenting the personal vision of percussionist, composer Alex Pertout on his new release From The Heart featuring ten original compositions and masterful performances from a host of national and international guests including guitarists Mike Stern (Miles Davis) and Tommy Emmanuel, pianists Tom Coster (Santana, Vital Information), Mark Levine (Cal Tjader, Poncho Sanchez) and Paul Grabowsky, vocalists Kavisha Mazzella and Christine Sullivan, percussionists Raul Rekow (Santana) and Hossam Ramzy (Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page) and drummer David Jones among others.  Read more, Audio previews...




JAZZIZ presents
Percussion On Fire

Jazziz On Disc [1997]
Produced by Michael Fagien


Jazziz

Jazziz presents Percussion On Fire. It was about time we gave the drummer some. So for our fourth talent search, Jazziz enlisted the discerning ears of drummer Peter Erskine, vibraphonist Dave Samuels and percussionist Paulinho Da Costa to pore over the dozen tapes submitted by percussionists from around the world, all which emphasize the diversity of rhythmic languages. Entries from Australia and Germany demonstrated a Latin American influence while players based in the US drew inspiration from music of Israel and Bulgaria. Our esteemed panel eventually settled on the twelve tracks featured in the disc. 'Salvador' (Alex Pertout) Winner of Jazziz 'Percussion On Fire' USA Read more, Audio previews...




ALEX PERTOUT
Lusambo

Whispering Tree Music WTM-005 [2015]
The Planet Company / MGM
Produced by Alex Pertout


Lusambo

Discover the music of percussionist, composer Alex Pertout on his debut release Lusambo featuring twelve original compositions, the release showcases the artist and musician. Recorded with the support of an Australia Council for the Arts grant, the album features an outstanding ensemble of performers including drummers Virgil Donati and Derek Pellici, trumpeter Bobby Venier, flautist John Barrett, pianist Colin Hopkins, vocalist Linda George and soprano Cecilia Pertout. Read more, Audio previews...



ALEX & NILUSHA
Afterglow

WTM-007 (2016)

Afterglow

Alex & Nilusha present their third collaborative album 'Afterglow'. Recorded in Melbourne, Sydney, Havana, New York and Buenos Aires it features eight new compositions by Alex Pertout and Nilusha Dassenaike. The fusing of contemporary jazz, world music and pop reunites them with legendary US guitarist Mike Stern, Cuban violinist William Roblejo and Argentinian guitarist Alan Plachta, while colleagues Paul Grabowsky Geoff Hughes, Frank Di Sario, Colin Hopkins, Alister Spence, Evripides Evripidou, Phil Turcio and Miroslav Bukovsky contribute superb Australian performances.their new album Tales To Tell, the follow up to the critically acclaimed 'Moments In Time' release. Recorded in Australia, Argentina, Cuba, England and the USA, Tales To Tell takes its listeners on an alluring journey of sounds gathered from around the globe, showcasing original compositions by Alex Pertout and Nilusha Dassenaike. 'Tales To Tell' features an eclectic cast of outstanding national and international guests including Mike Stern, Paul Grabowsky, Hossam Ramzy, Edsel Gomez, Tom E Lewis, Alan Plachta, Miroslav Bukovsky, David Alfaro, Andrea Keller, William Roblejo, Luke Howard, Adrian Sherriff, Craig Newman, John Norton and Evripides Evripidou. The release features new collaborations with two Cuban legends, the outstanding master of the tres Pancho Amat and folkloric master drummer Roman Pelladito on congas and the sacred bata drums. Read more, Audio previews..




ALEX & NILUSHA
Tales To Tell

Whispering Tree Music WTM-003 [2014]
The Planet Company / MGM
Produced by Alex Pertout



Alex & Nilusha present their new album Tales To Tell, the follow up to the critically acclaimed 'Moments In Time' release. Recorded in Australia, Argentina, Cuba, England and the USA, Tales To Tell takes its listeners on an alluring journey of sounds gathered from around the globe, showcasing original compositions by Alex Pertout and Nilusha Dassenaike. 'Tales To Tell' features an eclectic cast of outstanding national and international guests including Mike Stern, Paul Grabowsky, Hossam Ramzy, Edsel Gomez, Tom E Lewis, Alan Plachta, Miroslav Bukovsky, David Alfaro, Andrea Keller, William Roblejo, Luke Howard, Peter Petrucci, Adrian Sherriff, Craig Newman, John Norton and Evripides Evripidou. Winner of 'Premio Internacional' 2015 Cuban Music Awards XIX Cubadisco, Havana Read more, Audio previews...






ALEX & NILUSHA
Falling featuring Mike Stern

Whispering Tree Music WTM-002 [2013]
The Planet Company / MGM
Produced by Alex Pertout



Alex & Nilusha have released the single Falling featuring legendary US guitarist Mike Stern. Composed by Alex Pertout and Nilusha Dassenaike the song also features Luke Howard on piano and bassist Craig Newman. Released 29 July 2013 by Whispering Tree Music the track forms part of the forthcoming album Tales To Tell. Read more, Audio previews…




ALEX & NILUSHA
Moments In Time

Whispering Tree Music WTM-001 [2012]

The Planet Company / MGM
Produced by Alex Pertout



Chilean born percussionist Alex Pertout and Sri Lankan born vocalist Nilusha Dassenaike present Moments In Time, an absorbing journey into contemporary world, contemporary jazz and standout originals. The album unveils their Alex & Nilusha project, bringing together a stellar cast of Australia’s most distinctive creative performers to participate in their vision, including pianists Joe Chindamo and Tony Gould, trumpeter Miroslav Bukovsky, drummer David Jones, guitarist Leonard Grigoryan, sarodist Saby Bhattacharya and legendary Latin-jazz flautist Dave Valentin. ABC JAZZ 'Album Of The Week' ABC - JAZZ NOTES 'Top 5 Australian Jazz Albums of 2012' Read more, Audio previews…



ALEX PERTOUT
Sight Reading: The Rhythm Book

Mel Bay Publications Inc.
PN 98525 [2001]


Alex Pertout presents his rhythmic development book Sight Reading: The Rhythm Book a graded workbook for instrumentalists and vocalists designed to develop sight reading and rhythmic skills by presenting a course of progressive lessons and studies specifically aimed at these areas. Many different rhythmic groupings and writing styles and clearly presented and analyzed. This book will provide invaluable assistance to all musicians and lead to a greater understanding of the fundamentals of rhythm. Through the development of the counting method employed in this book and the analysis of rhythmic structure-identification of the various notes, rests, groups and signs used-the student will attain greater ease and facility when approaching sight reading material. Read more, Book previews...


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