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Take Five With Dan Pinto

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Meet Dan Pinto: I would like to thank All About Jazz for allowing me to speak a bit more about myself and the music that I write... I began playing drums at age 11 and expanded into piano about two years afterwards. Been playing both ever since and have added all sorts of goodies in-between. I love improvisation and enjoy classical music, as well as composing film score music. But my roots are firmly planted ...

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Dan Pinto: Anomalies

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Add Dan Pinto to the list of jazz-rock and fusion Renaissance men. Amid numerous scores for TV and film, Pinto commenced his career as a formidable drummer and then honed his keyboard skills, while absorbing the fundamentals of progressive rock and fusion keyboard heroes of the '70s and onward. Recorded at his hi-tech studio, Pinto's third solo album covers quite a bit of ground, crossing that sometimes-opaque division between contemporary jazz-fusion and complex jazz-rock, all spiced with a multi-tiered methodology.