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Tarun Balani Collective: Dharma

Read "Dharma" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Drummer / composer Tarun Balani's previous album, Sacred World (Self Produced, 2013), offered audiences a fresh look at the synthesis and Indian music and jazz. On Dharma, Balani steps back a bit from the music of his homeland. The result is still an invigorating listen. Balani's composing here makes extensive use of hypnotic, propulsive ostinati. Conceptually, ...

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Alex Pinto: Unconditional

Read "Unconditional" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Now resident in Seattle, guitarist Alex Pinto has shifted his musical focus somewhat from his previous recordings, All India Permit (Pursuance Records, 2014) and Inner State (Pursuance Records, 2011). Whereas All India Permit was, as one may gather from the title, a synthesis of jazz, rock, and the music of India (Pinto's ancestral homeland), and Inner ...

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Alex Pinto & All India Permit: All India Permit

Read "All India Permit" reviewed by Dave Wayne

The recipient of a Fulbright / Nehru Scholarship, guitarist and composer Alex Pinto chose to study and teach for a year at the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (SAM) in Tamil Nadu, India. The Seattle native quickly made his way into the burgeoning Indian jazz scene, gathering New Delhi-based drummer Tarun Balani and bassist Abhinav Khokhar to ...

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"All India Permit" - New Project & Ep From Pacific Nw-based Guitarist/Composer Alex Pinto, Due For 11/4 Release On Pursuance Records

"All India Permit" - New Project & Ep From Pacific Nw-based Guitarist/Composer Alex Pinto, Due For 11/4 Release On Pursuance Records

Calarts Grad Alex Pinto has been busy since the release of his highly praised debut album Inner State (Pursuance Records) in 2011. The guitarist launched SF Offside, a Bay Area jazz and creative music festival, with music curator Laura Maguire in 2012. He was an active presence in the bustling Bay Area indie scene, collaborating with animator Jeremy Rourke, while also holding ...

Alex Pinto Quartet: Inner State

Read "Inner State" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Indo-American forms of jazz have become more common over the years, but plenty of people who work in this arena have little personal connection to this hybrid form of music. Guitarist Alex Pinto is an exception. Pinto's paternal lineage leads to Karnataka, in southwestern India, and his worldly upbringing contributes to his unique sound. While the ...

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"Inner State," Debut CD by San Francisco-Based Guitarist/Composer Alex Pinto, to be Released by Pursuance Records 3/22

"Inner State," Debut CD by San Francisco-Based Guitarist/Composer Alex Pinto, to be Released by Pursuance Records 3/22

San Francisco-based jazz guitarist Alex Pinto has a sound and concept unlike any other player on the scene. On his debut CD, Inner State, which features his working quartet, Pinto makes a powerful first impression with his fluid phrasing, bright tone, and a program of seven original compositions marked by engaging melodies and unorthodox harmonic forms. "What ...