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Alex Pinto

Alex Pinto is an award winning guitarist and composer from the Pacific NW. Hailed as the most original guitarist by the jury on his way to third prize at the 2008 Montreux International Jazz Guitar Competition, Pinto has established himself as a guitarist with a sound and concept unlike any player on the scene today.

He released his debut album, Inner State, on Pursuance Records in 2011, with All About Jazz calling it, “...a rhythmically vital, modern jazz album that's constructed on a global stage, and introduces a guitar talent and composer with great promise.” Pinto's guitar playing would go on to be featured in Guitar Player Magazine, Downbeat Magazine and elicit praise from Rez Abbasi, one of today's modern jazz guitar giants - “Alex is one of the very few players of his generation to seriously take on the challenge of creating a hybrid music, namely one of Jazz and Hindustani music. I can only imagine what he'll produce in the years to come.” Pinto would later be recognized as a top new talent selection from leading jazz blog, Jazz Station.

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..a rhythmically vital, modern jazz album that's constructed on a global stage, and introduces a guitar talent and composer with great promise.” - All About Jazz

“Alex is one of the very few players of his generation to seriously take on the challenge of creating a hybrid music, namely one of Jazz and Hindustani music. I can only imagine what he'll produce in the years to come.” - Rez Abbasi

“While many critics, academics and fans continue to debate about the demise of jazz, I continue to see signs to the contrary. One such example is 26 year old guitarist and composer, Alex Pinto

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Discography

Unconditional

Unconditional

Breakup Records
2015

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All India Permit

All India Permit

Pursuance Records
2014

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Inner State

Inner State

Pursuance Records
2011

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