About Celso Alberti
Celso 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.
Celso Alberti - Brazilian Drums & Percussion Vol 1
The latest release in The Loop Loft's "Artist Series", this instantly downloadable collection brings the infectious grooves and sounds of world-renowned drummer, Celso Alberti (Steve Winwood, Airto, Flora Purim, Herbie Mann), directly into your own sessions. Volume 1 explores a vast range of Brazilian rhythms including samba, bossa nova, partido alto, baião, afoxê and xote.
"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)
"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)
"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
Technical Specs:Number of Loops: 323
Tempo Range: 75-130 BPM
File Size: 378 MB
- Instant Download
- 100% Royalty Free
- High Quality 24 Bit Audio
- WAV, REX2, Stylus RMX and AIFF (Apple Loops) Formats
Note - Click here to access the collection in ReFill format.