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Mahakala Music, Baptiste Boiron Trio & Shapeshifters

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A look at some of the releases (including Dopolarians) from the independent record label, Mahakala, based in Hot Springs, AK is a central part of this episode. There are new releases by French saxophonist Baptiste Boiron, Swedish baritone saxophonist Alberto Pinton, the Abraham Burton-Lucian Ban duo, Toronto trio TuneTown, England's Shapeshifters, Kartet from France, and the Groundhog Day-practicing Chandler Travis Philharmonic. Playlist Tune Town “Hello, Today" from Entering Utopia (Three Pines) 00:00 Host speaks 05:05 Abraham Burton & ...

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Alberto Pinton Trio: All The Difference

Read "All The Difference" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Multi-instrumentalist Alberto Pinton might have been born in Italy, but more and more his music bears the signature of his home in Sweden. Or maybe an explanation is that this trio effort in May of 2020 was recorded during the global pandemic, when touring musicians were granted time for contemplation and introspection. In any case, All The Difference is an extremely thoughtful and, can we say, sympathetic recording? The trio consists of drummer Konrad Agnas and bassist Vilhelm ...

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AP6C: Layers

Read "Layers" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Have you been wondering lately, where all the thoughtful music has gone? Today we have universities teaming with technical wunderkinds who can flawlessly navigate “Giant Steps" or “Cherokee," and recordings that are showcases of dexterity and complexity, but much of it is devoid of the essence of meaning, in other words, soul. That is, until you push play on Layers by Alberto Pinton Sestetto Contemporaneo (AP6C). The Italian-born, Sweden resident Pinton has released multiple recordings with his quartet ...

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Mountweazel, Tim Haldeman & More

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Musicians are no different than many of us as we move from place to place for reasons of opportunity, love, employment, school, freedom, safety and peace. This week's edition of One Man's Jazz features three sax players who have done just that. Sweden's Alberto Pinton is Italian, but has lived in Sweden for many years. You'll hear music from two different Pinton-led groups: his trio and his quartet Noi Siamo. Also Italian, but now living in Berlin, is Davide Lorenzon, ...

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Alberto Pinton Quartet: Live in Japan

Read "Live in Japan" reviewed by Mark Corroto


You never really recognize a musician or ensemble until you hear them live. In the studio, artists have the luxury of multiple takes and edits to fine-tune their sound. Live in concert, the trade-off for the lack of second takes, is the musicians' ability to feed off of the energies of the audience. Their true identities are revealed. Here, the lack of pristine sonics are swapped for an authentic product. A prime example is the scratchy and noisy Live At ...

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Alberto Pinton/Noi Siamo: Resiliency

Read "Resiliency" reviewed by Mark Corroto


In the old days, before clouds, streaming music, and compact discs, the first track from reedist Alberto Pinton's latest release Resiliency would encompass an entire side of a vinyl LP. Maybe we should consider the past when listening to this release by his quartet, Noi Siamo. The disc, recorded live at Stockholm's Glenn Miller Cafe in 2015, opens with “Krigarens Väg," (Warrior's Way) a complete workout in itself. Pinton burns through his clarinet before moving onto his baritone ...

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Alberto Pinton: Nascent

Read "Nascent" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Italian multi-woodwind specialist Alberto Pinton earns his living in Stockholm. Spanning the past several years, and via the level of band support he receives, it reaffirms that there's no shortage of world-class talent in Sweden. Pinton's muscular and hard-driving presence on clarinet and baritone saxophone signals a program that largely smokes, other than when he tempers the modalities with raspy flute work, evidenced on the buoyant jazz-waltz vamp, “Clean Slate." The leader bridges boisterous levels of ultra- modern jazz with ...


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