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Alberto Pinton Quintet: Vita Pratica

Read "Vita Pratica" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Non so perché ma l’ascolto dell’iniziale “La vacanza italiana“ mi ha scaraventato dalle parti di Extrapolation di John McLaughlin, nonostante tempi storici e strumentazione assai diverse. Forse perché nel sax baritono di Alberto Pinton ho trovato più di un assonanza con quello di John Surman, forse perché il groove del brano, così accattivante ma altrettanto imprevedibile ...

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Alberto Pinton Quintet: Vita Pratica

Read "Vita Pratica" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


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. A resident of Sweden, the artist employs regional musicians to round out his long-running quintet. It's a complexly enacted and polytonal engagement, where the band merges the structural component with free-wheeling ...

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Alberto Pinton Quintet: Motionemotion

Read "Motionemotion" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Alberto Pinton è un musicista veneziano presto trasferitosi altrove, prima a Boston, a studiare ed esperire al Berklee, poi in Svezia dove si è stabilito ed ha messo a frutto una indiscussa abilità di jazzman, guidando gruppi con colleghi locali. La maturità conseguita a giudicare da questo album dal vivo è davvero notevole. Pinton si divide ...

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Alberto Pinton Quintet: Motionemotion

Read "Motionemotion" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


You won't find a whole lot of schmaltz or sugar-coated themes in Italian multi-reedman Alberto Pinton's music. Recently a resident of Sweden, the artist once again pursues fire and brimstone with his latest quintet effort, which is packed with ominous intentions. Pinton and his crew display the utmost fortitude here. And whether he's performing on baritone ...


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