Alberto Pinton. Press Kit

Saxophonist and woodwinds player Alberto Pinton has been performing on the European and international jazz and improvised music scenes since the mid-eighties. 

Alberto Pinton Noi Siamo, his most recent group, has recently released a new cd of original compositions on Moserobie Music Production.

Previous recordings featuring Alberto Pinton's compositions include the Alberto Pinton Quintet,  Alberto Pinton Clear Now, Dog Out, Pinton Kullhammar Zetterberg Nordeson, Alberto Pinton Nascent.

Alberto Pinton has an extensive sideman recording career, playing on all sizes of flutes, clarinets and saxophones, although he refers to the baritone saxophone as his main instrument.

Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music, Boston in 1990 and with a Master's Degree in Saxophone Performance from Manhattan School of Music, New York in 1995. Saxophone and theory studies with Hamiet Bluiett, Joe Temperley, George Garzone, Joe Viola, Herb Pomeroy.

Alberto Pinton has toured and performed with, among many others, Kenny Wheeler, John Surman, John Warren, Bob Brookmeyer, Maria Schneider, Jerry Bergonzi, Lennart Åberg, Nils Landgren, Kenny Werner, Tim Hagans, Peter Erskine, Joe Lovano.

Originally from Porto Marghera, Italy, he currently lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

Current band: 

Alberto Pinton Noi Siamo

  • Alberto Pinton saxophones, clarinets, composition
  • Niklas Barnö trumpet
  • Torbjörn Zetterberg bass
  • Konrad Agnas drums

Previous bands:

Alberto Pinton Nascent:

  • Alberto Pinton saxophone, clarinets, flutes, composition
  • Peter Nylander guitar
  • Christian Spering bass
  • Peter Danemo drums

Alberto Pinton Clear Now:

  • Alberto Pinton saxophone, clarinets, flutes, composition
  • Kyle Gregory trumpet
  • Salvatore Maiore bass
  • Roberto Dani drums
Alberto Pinton Quintet:
  • Alberto Pinton saxophone, clarinets, flutes, composition
  • Mats Äleklint trombone
  • Mattias Ståhl vibraphone
  • Torbjörn Zetterberg bass
  • Jon Fält or Kjell Nordeson drums

Collaborations:

Dog Out:
  • Alberto Pinton saxophone, clarinets, flutes, composition
  • Fredrik Nordström saxophones, composition
  • Torbjörn Zetterberg bass
  • Jon Fält drums
Pinton/Kullhammar/Zetterberg/Nordeson:
  • Alberto Pinton saxophone, clarinets, flutes, composition
  • Jonas Kullhammar saxophones, composition
  • Torbjörn Zetterberg bass, composition
  • Kjell Nordeson drums
Alberto Pinton, saxophonist, reeds player, musician

Alberto Pinton, saxophone, clarinets, flutes, composer.

photo Miki Anagrius

Press

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.
- Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz

All told, the Alberto Pinton Quintet personifies the excitement that jazz represents, along with a deep feeling for what lies close to our hearts.
- Jim Santella, Cadence Magazine

With Motionemotion, Pinton and his peers deliver a document that plays upon Pinton's well crafted ideals mixed with a restlessness that takes advantage of his ensemble's rich talents.
- Jay Collins, One Final Note

Here is music that proudly proclaims its debt to tradition, aims for urgency and authenticity rather than fizz and thrills, welcomes fugitive tonalities and formal experimentation, and refuses to make any aesthetic compromise in order to have all that it wants.
- Joe Milazzo, Bagatellen

Pinton is a creative improviser on all reeds, and his writing approach allows him to be expressive on each of them.
- Frank Rubolino, Cadence Magazine

Pinton's versatility never seems to cloud his judgment.
- Hugh Gregory, Jazz Review UK

Playing with the facility of a tenor saxophonist, Pinton manipulates his baritone to produce smooth multiphonic cadenzas.
- Ken Waxman, Jazz Weekly

Pinton is for real, and I’d be happy to see his work published by serious labels and diffused in the right circles. It’s that good.
- Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes

© Alberto Pinton 2012