A unique ensemble led by Chilean born percussionist, composer Alex Pertout and Sri Lankan born vocalist, composer Nilusha Dassenaike, which embraces an authentic contemporary world sound, drawing on their profound personal Latin American and South Asian roots. The ensemble has performed widely in jazz clubs both here and internationally, at festivals and in concert venues including The Melbourne Recital Centre, where they opened for Richard Bona.
contemporary world, contemporary jazz...
BRAND NEW ALBUM OUT NOW [MARCH 2012 RELEASE]
Percussionist Alex Pertout and vocalist Nilusha Dassenaike presentMoments 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, bassist Craig Newman and legendary Latin-jazz flautist Dave Valentin.
© 2012 Whispering Tree Music
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"Moments In Time is a relentlessly innovative and fascinating journey. It is the kind of album that keeps drawing the listener back. There are new insights with every visit, like a good friend that will be around for years." — Leon Gettler
"This is a formidable undertaking." John McBeath — The Australian 4½ Stars
"A suite of songs that entrances the senses." Warwick McFadyen — The Age/SMH 4 Stars