Alberto Pinton

Saxophonist and woodwinds player Alberto Pinton has been performing on the European and international jazz and improvised music scenes since the mid-eighties.

Alberto Pinton Nascent, his new band, has recently recorded a new cd of original compositions soon to be released on the Red Horn Records label.

Previous recordings featuring Alberto Pinton's compositions include the Alberto Pinton Quintet, Alberto Pinton Clear Now, Dog Out, Pinton Kullhammar Zetterberg Nordeson.

Alberto Pinton has an extensive sideman recording career with over 60 cds so far, playing on all sizes of flutes, clarinets and saxophones, although he refers to the baritone saxophone as his main instrument.

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Italian multi-reed ace Alberto Pinton takes his art rather seriously. Time and time again he produces some of the more stimulating jazz to be heard. - Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz

All told, the Alberto Pinton Quintet personifies the excitement that jazz represents, along with a deep feeling for what lies close to our hearts. - Jim Santella, Cadence Magazine

With Motionemotion, Pinton and his peers deliver a document that plays upon Pinton's well crafted ideals mixed with a restlessness that takes advantage of his ensemble's rich talents. - Jay Collins, One Final Note

Here is music that proudly proclaims its debt to tradition, aims for urgency and authenticity rather than fizz and thrills, welcomes fugitive tonalities and formal experimentation, and refuses to make any aesthetic compromise in order to have all that it wants. - Joe Milazzo, Bagatellen

Pinton is a creative improviser on all reeds, and his writing approach allows him to be expressive on each of them. - Frank Rubolino, Cadence Magazine

Pinton's versatility never seems to cloud his judgment. - Hugh Gregory, Jazz Review UK

Playing with the facility of a tenor saxophonist, Pinton manipulates his baritone to produce smooth multiphonic cadenzas. - Ken Waxman, Jazz Weekly

Pinton is for real, and I’d be happy to see his work published by serious labels and diffused in the right circles

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