Adam Alesi
Adam Alesi
drummer

Adam Alesi

guest musician
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Los Angeles, USA
Languages
English
main genres
Film Score
Jazz
Commercial
Soul
Latin
Musical
Blues
Gospel
World
Funk
instruments
Drums
vocal range
drummer

Adam Alesi

guest musician
Adam is a highly in-demand LA-based drummer. He’s played at the last 3 Golden Globes and recorded on Mad Men. Talented, popular, and a lovely guy to work with.

Having been a professional session drummer in the Los Angeles area for over 20 years, Adam’s versatility has landed him many gigs both live and in the studio. He has recorded for numerous TV, film, and video game projects including AMC’s hit series Mad Men and can be heard playing on the national broadcast for The Golden Globe Awards for the past three years. His live work includes performing regularly at the Disneyland Resort and numerous theaters and clubs throughout Southern California. While specializing in Jazz, Funk, and Big Band, Adam is also well-versed in all styles of commercial music including Rock, Latin, Pop, and Musical Theater. His home studio has a large assortment of drums and cymbals to get right sounds dialed in for any project. While sheet music is ideal for sessions, Adam can read many types of charts including lead sheets, piano scores, bass parts, and lyric sheets. Charts can also be made up from reference materials that you provide.

next session(s)
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Jan 31 (SOLD OUT), Feb 24
instruments
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5 Violins I, 5 Violins II, 5 Violas, 4 Celli, 3 Contrabasses (includes C extension)

Notes
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No double kick
next session(s)
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Jan 30 (SOLD OUT), Feb 23
instruments
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WOODWINDS

1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Bb Clarinet, 1 Bassoon

BRASS

2 Bb Trumpets, 1 Tenor Trombone, 1 Bass Trombone, 2 French Horns

STRINGS

1 Harp, 5 Violins I, 4 Violins II, 4 Violas, 4 Violoncellos, 1 Contrabass (includes C extension)

PERCUSSION (1 PERCUSSIONIST)

Timpani, Snare Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbal, Triangle, Tambourine, Woodblock

Notes
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No double kick
next session
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APRIL 28
DAW
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Audio Interface
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Presonus (Quantum)
preamp
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CAPI (VP28), Black Lion (B12A Quad), Presonus (XMAX)
mics
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Vanguard Audio VA4
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Royer R10
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AKG 214
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sE Electronics sE 8
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Shure SM57
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Warm Audio WA47 jr
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Audix D2
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Audix D6
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instruments
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Drums
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Notes
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No double kick
Adam was easy to work with, accommodating, and so good at his craft! Such wonderful feel and timing.
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Chris Wilson
Music Creator
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Tasty and perfectly fitting percussions colours by Adam.... great addition to the music, always a pleasure to work with him
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Paolo Montrone
Songwriter & Musician
5 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars2 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
It was a lot of fun working with Adam. He had all 3 takes already queued ... and the takes went smoothly. I liked the sound of his kit for my track!
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Tom Malinowski
Music Creator
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Great takes and really efficient to work with. Adam is a great collaborator and works very hard to make songs come together.
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Joel Khouri
Music Creator
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Adam's submissions were spectacular. I'm going to include him on my entire project.
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Andrew F Cooper
Music creator
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Adam is just an incredible player and contributes greatly to the music. He interpreted this music exactly the way I heard it. Great improvisation skills, creative fills, timing and …. Yes… beautiful tones !!
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Paolo Montrone
Songwriter & Musician
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Adam Alesi always does a great job...
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Nicolaas tenBroek
Film Score Composer
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Adam Alesi was brilliant. He had the parts learned before our session, and performed them as per the brief. When given the opportunity to change parts he was able to adapt to different scenarios. Nice guy too! Highly recommended!
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Ian Escario
Music Creator
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Because Adam gave me exactly what I asked for in a professional manner.
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Jerry Bradley
Songwriter & Guitarist
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Adam did a flawless job. This was the first session I ever did with Musiversal and Adam. I was very skeptical about getting a solid take in 30 min. Those fears were put to rest after Adam played the first take and it was perfect. We finished 3 takes in 20 min and talked for 10. Absolutely amazing. I only wish I could write and mix the tracks that quickly. :)
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Andrew Kadin
Songwriter, Producer & Keyboardist
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Super ! As usual with Adam. Understands immediately the feel of the music and the execution is always superlative !
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Paolo Montrone
Songwriter & Musician
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Super groove ! Great tone ! Top quality drumming bu Adam as always. He is precious!!!!!!
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Paolo Montrone
Songwriter & Musician
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Adam is an awesome drummer!
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Vincent Panigazzi
Music Creator
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We've used Nate and Adam so far and we prefer Nate's files. He includes a smashed track, a mono track, and a room track that Adam doesn't and his OH tracking makes more sense. The quality of both was fantastic, but we just like how Nate mic's things a little more.
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Chris Wilson
Music Creator
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Adam is a top player. Great taste, groove and great drums sounds...it was my second session with him...I immediately noticed his drums tone was truly top level. Then I read he was a student with Greg Bissonette and later his drums tech....aside from working with great artists. Cannot wait to schedule new sessions for some new music I am working on.
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Paolo Montrone
Songwriter & Musician
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Again a great session with Adam ! I just want to write more to hear him play on it :-)
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Paolo Montrone
Songwriter & Musician
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Adam Alesi’s great musicianship and attitude...
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Nicolaas tenBroek
Music Creator
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Adam Alesi is always great...
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Nicolaas tenBroek
Film Score Composer
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Adam is a top pro, gets it immediately, adds his taste and style. And great groove, relaxed, on the back end of the beat. To this add beautiful drums snd cymbals tones
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Paolo Montrone
Songwriter & Musician
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Adam's playing is tight! Great guy, great performance, great sound. Great! :-)
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Rolando Gori
Music Creator
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Great job again by Adam, I didn't need to join the session.......just let him do his thing! Great.
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Toby Mak
Music Creator
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Great work by Adam, very easy to work with
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Mark Triffitt
Music Creator
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I love that the drum files by Adam Alesi came in high resolution with all the separate drum tracks and all takes for me to sort through. I also love the session I just attended this morning with Chris Bonner (standing bass). He sent me bass tracks with 2 separate mics so that I can hand tune how much detail I would like in the close up mic versus the overall bass tone. Really lovely, high quality recordings!
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April Gee
Music Creator
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Adam Alesi is just the nicest guy, and so gifted. He bends over backwards to represent my charts well and to accomodate any little nuance that I hear. He also is so great about offering creative advice. I love working with him.
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Marty Thomas
Music Creator
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Adam very quickly got the idea and dropped 3 awesome drum takes, and could not be any happier with the recording. Very happy!
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Michael Gray
Music Creator
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Adam is super. Great swing, phrasing and perfect understanding of the mood and direction of the music
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Paolo Montrone
Songwriter & Musician
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Adam Alesi, played drums really well. The quality of the stems was top notch!
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Shariq Lalani
Music Creator
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The best drummer i have the luck to work, did exactly as the score sheet, and even give it a lot more and making it sound better
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Felipe Carbonell Azpilcueta
Guitarist
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Adam was awesome! Great addition to the team!
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Matt Mcdavid
Producer
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Adam is always great...
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Nicolaas tenBroek
Music Creator
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Adam is great to work with. He nailed it!
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Jonathan Grove
Music Creator
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I am so glad that Adam was able to successfully increase the volume on the files he sent, and very grateful to you for responding to my request. The files are great and Adam is so nice!
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Sylvia Rhyne
Music Creator
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Adam killed it again, and appreciate him doing 3 full takes! Lots of options!
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Toby Mak
Music Creator
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Great session with Adam. Fantastic swing, phrasing and dynamics. Made this piece of music come alive
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Paolo Montrone
Music Creator
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High quality recording! Adam uses 13 mics, so lots of production options.
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Rolando Gori
Composer & Producer
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Really great playing from Adam, exactly what I hoped for! It was an easy and fun session!
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Toby Mak
Music Creator
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I have known and worked with Adam for nearly 20 years. Not only do I respect Adam as a musician, but as a great friend. He is extremely versatile in all styles and always plays for the song. Adam is a pleasure to work and collaborate with, always bringing a positive presence to sessions. In my opinion, Adam is one of the greatest drummers on the planet...and I would recommend him for ANY tour or recording session at any time.
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Gregg Bissonette
L.A. Studio Legend
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Adam Alesi is a talented and professional musician who is a team player and works well with everyone. He’s reliable, versatile, and able to adapt to various work environments and scenarios. I’ve worked with Adam on many jobs and he always does his job with attention to detail and dedication!
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Brett Carroll
Music Producer
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Adam is an amazing player, and sends tracks sounding at world class level
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Guillermo Martorell
Music Creator
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Adam Alesi is a Producer/ Engineer’s dream drummer. He’s always on time, always prepared, and always has his drums sounding fantastic. Whether we’re producing a record for a top artist or recording tracks for a demanding award show, the big man always delivers!
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Gary Lux
Engineer (Sting, Norah Jones, Keith Urban)
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Adam has been 100%. Got it right.... immediately. My first session on the platform... was wondering in 30' what can be accomplished and it turned out quite a lot. Only the wav seems to have been recorded pretty low in volume, usually I record drums with a higher gain, maybe someone can inform Adam.
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Paolo Montrone
Songwriter & Musician
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Perfect work, Adam!
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Rolando Gori
Composer & Producer
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Adam Alesi is invaluable…
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Nicolaas tenBroek
Film Score Composer
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Adam is always a pleasure to work with. The file quality was fantastic as usual.
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Nick Puffer
Songwriter
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Adam did a great job as always!
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Andrew Kadin
Music Creator
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The session was very professional, Adam definitely came prepared and knew my songs. So after a brief 3 takes I got what I wanted. Thank you Adam.
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Ray Lin
Music Creator
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Adam is great! Incredible musicianship and Musiversal's overall service.
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Rita Senhor
Music Creator
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Adam's drums are superbly mic'd and his choice of skins, heads and shells really work together. His outstanding musicianship makes the kit sing and the parts sound great.
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Elliot Ireland
Music Creator
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Amazing playing from Adam! And 4 full takes, terrific! Thx!
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Toby Mak
Music Creator
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Adam did a terrific job again! And he did 4 takes for me, which I really appreciate!
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Toby Mak
Music Creator
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Adam is an incredible player. So kind, so helpful, so patient. Ultimate professional. I love this service. The stems sound amazing.
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Marty Thomas
Music Creator
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