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Alberto Pinton

Alberto Pinton has been performing as bandleader and sideman since the mid-eighties, on all sizes of saxophones, clarinets and flutes.

Alberto has released sixteen albums of original music, fourteen as leader and two as co-leader, with the following constellations: Alberto Pinton Clear Now, Dog Out, Alberto Pinton Quintet, Pinton/Kullhammar/Zetterberg/Nordeson, Alberto Pinton Nascent, Alberto Pinton Noi Siamo, Alberto Pinton Sestetto Contemporaneo, Alberto Pinton Trio, Alberto Pinton Solo & the latest NUQuartet.

Alberto Pinton has toured and performed with Kenny Wheeler, John Surman, John Warren, Bob Brookmeyer, Maria Schneider, Jerry Bergonzi, Lennart Åberg, Nils Landgren, Nils Lindberg, Georg Riedel, Lina Nyberg, Magnus Lindgren, Kenny Werner, Steve Grey, Norma Winstone, George Russell, Tim Hagans, Peter Erskine, Joe Lovano, Steve Swallow, Carla Bley, Adam Nussbaum, Jim McNeely, Danilo Perez, Kathrine Windfeld, bassist Avishai Cohen, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, Django Bates, Swedish Radio Jazz Group, Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, Norrbotten Big Band, Peter Asplund Jazz Orchestra, Håkan Broström New Places Orchestra, Ann-Sofi Söderqvist Jazz Orchestra, Bohuslän Big Band.

His teaching experience, includes classes of ear training, improvisation, ensemble and instrumental lessons at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Master classes in Sweden, Italy and Canada.

Alberto received full scholarships from the Berklee College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Saxophone Performance at Berklee, Boston, in 1990 and with a Master's Degree in Saxophone Performance at the Manhattan School of Music, New York in 1995. During his four years stay in the USA, Alberto studied the saxophone with Hamiet Bluiett, Joe Temperley, George Garzone, Joe Viola, Dick Oatts, Gary Smulyan, Jerry Bergonzi, John Purcell. Theory and composition studies with Ed Tomassi, Hal Crook, Maria Schneider, Ludmila Ulehla and Nils Vigeland.

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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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Tim Berne
saxophone, alto
Hamiet Bluiett
saxophone, baritone
Marty Ehrlich
saxophone, alto

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NUQuartet

Clear Now Records
2021

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Are You Happy ?

Moserobie
2020

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All The Difference

Clear Now Records
2020

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Basement Music

Jazzland Recordings
2020

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The Clouds

Hoob Records
2020

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Layers

Clear Now Records
2019

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Bend The Rules

From: NUQuartet
By Alberto Pinton

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