"Celso is a brilliant drummer percussionist that opens my eyes with his God given abilities. More power to Celso and his magic loops!"
Narada Michael Walden - Legendary producer/drummer & multiple-Grammy winner (Elton John, Jeff Beck, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder)
"Celso Alberti's playing embodies a sublime confluence of technical mastery and creative brilliance—captured in this Brazilian Loop Collection like rhythmic lightning in digital bottles."
Barry Cleveland - Guitar Player Magazine
"These loops are slamming! So immediately usable and easy for combining just the right parts needed. And so many options. A great aide for both production and pre-production. Thank you Celso Alberti!!"
Frank Martin - Keyboardist/Producer (Sting, James Taylor, Al Jarreau)
"Celso brings such groove, creativity and color to everything he touches. This collection now allows you to have him be a part of your your project. It’s an awesome experience!”
Joyce Cooling - Contemporary Jazz Guitarist
"Brazilian percussion loops are hard to find these days, and Celso has provided a much needed and beautifully played and recorded set, with drumset and percussion...and even the REX files keep the loose authentic Brazilian feel...well done Celso, these will be totally valuable to anyone recording music with a Brazilian flavor..."
Kit Walker - Keyboardist/Producer/Composer (Kitaro, Steve Smith, Flora Purim & Airto)
About Celso AlbertiCelso Alberti was born in Curitiba, Southern Brazil. The driving rhythms of his country's music led him to develop an early interest in the drums and by the age of 17, he was performing regularly as a professional. In 1982 he decided to expand his musical horizons and move to New York City.
Celso's dynamic style combining elements of samba, jazz, funk and rock quickly caught on and he played with numerous artists in the Big Apple.
By 1986, he started his first major tour as a drummer with world-renowned percussionist Airto Moreira along with singer Flora Purim and recorded on their album The Magicians for Concord Crossover Records and The Flight for B&W Records.
From 1989 to 2005 he toured and recorded with many artists, including jazz flautist Herbie Mann, guitarists Joyce Cooling, Danny Heines, singer John Lucien, bassist Michael Manring, keyboardist Kit Walker (Kitaro), Frank Martin (Narada Michael Walden), Starship guitarist Craig Chaquico and seminal English rocker Steve Winwood.
The years 2006 to the present brought him to Russia and Ukraine, performing with ace Russian keyboardist Andrei Kondakov and also performances with guitarist Stef Burns (Alice Cooper, Huey Lewis and the News), Emilio Santiago, Dori Caymmi and Chico Pinheiro (Best Latin Jazz Guitarist 2011),
Throughout the years, Celso also honed his recording skills and has become a respected audio engineer. His credits behind the board include albums by Airto Moreira, Mary Fettig, Steve Winwood, and numerous others.
Tip - You can save 50% on ReFills and also download our entire collection by purchasing The ReFill Bundle.
Reason ReFill - Celso Alberti Brazilian Drums & Percussion Vol 1
Included in the ReFill are over 320 REX2 loops, which have been methodically curated into 30 custom Dr Octo Rex patches, instantly organizing everything by groove and tempo. Each Dr Octo Rex patch contains 8 loop variations, as well as multiple fills, allowing you to quickly arrange and orchestrate an entire Brazilian percussion section on the fly.
We also meticulously sampled a wide range of authentic Brazilian percussion instruments (including shakers, surdos, pandeiros, reco recos, & tamborims... just to name a few!) and designed custom patches for both Kong and ReDrum. Whether you want to create grooves with step-sequencing, MIDI templates, or live programming, you'll have Celso's arsenal of unique drums at your fingertips.
Click here to read our interview with Celso!