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Lucas Pino

Award-Winning Musician and Composer Lucas Pino has performed at some of the world’s most esteemed festivals and venues. As a Tenor Saxophonist and multi-woodwind player, his unique and lyrical approach make him one of the most in-demand side musicians across generations. Lucas has notably performed with Dave Brubeck, Christian McBride, Takuya Kuroda, Darcy James Argue, Alan Ferber, Samora Pinderhughes, Nick Finzer, and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s “Songs We Love”, among others. Pino has released four critically acclaimed albums under his own name, including his latest, “That’s A Computer” (Outside in Music). He is the leader of The No Net Nonet, an innovative nine-piece acoustic jazz ensemble featuring his distinct compositional style, that has become an established part of today’s scene through a monthly residency at Smalls Jazz Club in NYC since 2013. A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Lucas graduated from some of the country’s top music programs, including the Brubeck Institute, The New School, and The Juilliard School. Lucas received an Herb Alpert ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award for his composition, “Golden Rule, Turing Test”. He now serves as Co-Artistic Director of the Brubeck Jazz Summit.

Gear

JL Woodwinds "Pino I" Tenor Saxophone

Boston Sax Shop R-Series 8* mouthpiece

Boston Sax Shop Reeds 3 1/2


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Album Review

David Lopato: Short Stories

Read "Short Stories" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Short Stories, pianist and composer David Lopato's seventh album, is for the most part modern in the best sense of the word. Lopato's musical influences are wide, ranging from jazz, blues and rock to avant-garde and free improvisation while embracing themes from Africa, Latin America and Asia--most notably Indonesia where he spent a year on a Fulbright scholarship learning to play the Javanese gamelan. Even when fusing these diverse bonds into a single vision, however, Lopato seldom strays from the ...

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Lucas Pino: Covers

Read "Covers" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Covers is a quartet date in which New York-based tenor saxophonist Lucas Pino “covers" half a dozen generally pleasing songs written by his contemporaries, alongside one each by Charlie Parker ("Relaxin' at Camarillo") and Duke Pearson ("New Girl"). Pino's smooth, articulate tenor saxophone is reinforced by guitarist Alex Goodman, bassist Rick Rosato and drummer Allan Mednard. This represents something of a departure for Pino who usually records with larger groups--including his No Net Nonet--and seldom covers other ...

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Jeremy Siskind: Songs of Rebirth

Read "Songs of Rebirth" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


In 2022, we are seeing a lot of musical projects born in some way from the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 and 2021. This song cycle by pianist Jeremy Siskind is concerned with some of the varied emotional responses people had to the upheavals of that period. Siskind wrote the material on this album for his trio with vocalist Nancy Harms and saxophonist Lucas Pino known as The Housewarming Project. The compositions are gathered onto a two-disc set with ...

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Steven Feifke Big Band: Kinetic

Read "Kinetic" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Jazz connoisseurs who lean toward big bands that swing as earnestly and often as the renowned architects of the epic big-band era should find plenty to cheer about on Kinetic, the debut recording by New York-based pianist, composer and arranger Steven Feifke's audacious and fiery ensemble. This is a band that fires on all cylinders—but it couldn't even leave the garage unless Feifke supplied the fuel. With one exception (noted below), Feifke's intense and high-powered charts neatly pave the way, ...

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Steven Feifke Big Band: Kinetic

Read "Kinetic" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Assimilare la tradizione per poi creare cose originali. È questo il percorso che hanno seguito e continuano a seguire i musicisti jazz, in forme e approfondimenti diversi. A 30 anni esatti il pianista Steven Feifke è ancora al primo passo ma in questo scintillante debutto orchestrale dimostra di avere tutte le carte in regola per sviluppare percorsi originali. Kinetic è infatti un esempio del miglior modern mainstream orchestrale, elaborato sulle lezioni di Thad Jones e Mel Lewis, ...

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Nick Finzer: Cast Of Characters

Read "Cast Of Characters" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


Trombonist Nick Finzer's fifth album as a leader is a strong testament to his musical influences expressed by through-designed compositions and lively interplay. On Cast of Characters , the New York-based musician, composer and label owner has gathered all of his forces together to deliver a concentrated, conceptual exercise in arrangement and instrumentation, which lives off of the impeccable performances of the individual musicians as much as it does off of the compositional material at hand. Traditional swing-and ...

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Nick Finzer: Cast Of Characters

Read "Cast Of Characters" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


A cryptic element lurks beneath trombonist Nick Finzer's Cast Of Characters. The theme of the album is artistic influences. But who are they... “We laugh, we cry, we celebrate, we learn, and we forge our own path on the shoulders of those who came before us. We are both the sum of our experience and the product of our influence. We are who we choose to embrace." This is from the spread out trifecta of liner notes in ...

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“That feeling of navigating the unexpected is probably the most exciting part of watching a group like [the No Net Nonet] perform...with all of its members sonically bouncing around, building and expanding upon each other's ideas until a greater sum bursts forth...” - THE VILLAGER "Lucas is a prodigiously talented young saxophonist from New York. His playing is passionate and displays an uncanny degree of maturity with a ferocious command of the instrument and the jazz idiom." - Benicia Main Street "...exciting tenor saxman Lucas Pino was all huge range, controlled ferocity, fleet notes and articulate expression." - Geoff Chapman, Toronto Star “...hire wire act of musical textures and technique with tenor saxman, Lucas Pino burning riffs that will light your ears on fire...” -Carmel DeSoto, jazzpolice.com

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Short Stories

Self Produced
2024

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Longing

You&Me Music
2024

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Heartland Radio

SoundSpore Records
2024

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Dreams, Visions,...

Outside in Music
2023

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Covers

Outside in Music
2023

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Songs of Rebirth

Outside in Music
2022

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West 4th St

From: Longing
By Lucas Pino

Bokonon

From: Unstuck in Time: The Kurt...
By Lucas Pino

We're More Than the Sum of Our Influences

From: Cast Of Characters
By Lucas Pino

The Guru

From: Cast Of Characters
By Lucas Pino

... the Alternative

From: Cast Of Characters
By Lucas Pino

You'll Never Know ...

From: Cast Of Characters
By Lucas Pino

Venus

From: Cast Of Characters
By Lucas Pino

The Weatherman

From: Cast Of Characters
By Lucas Pino

(Take the) Fork in the Road

From: Cast Of Characters
By Lucas Pino

A Duke

From: Cast Of Characters
By Lucas Pino

... Patience

From: Cast Of Characters
By Lucas Pino

Patience...

From: Cast Of Characters
By Lucas Pino

Brutus, the Contemporary

From: Cast Of Characters
By Lucas Pino

... Perspective

From: Cast Of Characters
By Lucas Pino

Evolution of ...

From: Cast Of Characters
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A Sorcerer (is a myth)

From: Cast Of Characters
By Lucas Pino

Antiquity

From: That's a Computer
By Lucas Pino

On the Road

From: No Net Nonet
By Lucas Pino

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