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Alberto Pinton Noi Siamo - Opus Facere
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All About Jazz Italia (Italian) (NEW!)
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Jazz & Mo’ (Dutch)
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Jazzword (English)
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Lira Musikmagasin (Swedish)
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Avant Scena (English)
- Salt Peanuts (Norwegian)
- Orkesterjournalen (Swedish)

Alberto Pinton Trio - RÖD
- Salt Peanuts (English)
- Avant Scena (English)

Alberto Pinton Quartet - Live in Japan
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All About Jazz Italia (Italian)
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Musica Jazz (Italian)
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All About Jazz (English)
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Lira Musikmagasin (Swedish)
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Salt Peanuts (Norwegian)
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Orkesterjournalen (Swedish)
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DIG Jazz (Swedish)

Interview:
- All About Jazz Italia (Italian)


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bio

Alberto Pinton has been performing since the mid eighties as a bandleader and sideman, on all sizes of saxophones, clarinets and flutes.

His current projects are the Alberto Pinton Trio, Alberto Pinton Noi Siamo and the Alberto Pinton Sextet, due to release its first recording in 2019.

Alberto has released twelve albums of original music, as leader and co-leader. Previous recordings include work by Alberto Pinton Clear Now, Dog Out, Alberto Pinton Quintet, Pinton/Kullhammar/Zetterberg/Nordeson, Alberto Pinton Nascent.

He's the recipient of the Swedish award Jazzkannan (2009) and Bert Levins Stipendium (2014).

Alberto Pinton has toured and performed with, among others, Kenny Wheeler, John Surman, John Warren, Bob Brookmeyer, Maria Schneider, Jerry Bergonzi, Lennart Åberg, Nils Landgren, Kenny Werner, Steve Grey, Norma Winstone, George Russell, Tim Hagans, Peter Erskine, Joe Lovano, Steve Swallow, Carla Bley, Adam Nussbaum, Swedish Radio Jazz Group, Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, Bohuslän Big Band, Norrbotten Big Band.

His teaching experience, spanning over more than twenty years, includes classes of ear training, improvisation, ensemble and instrument lessons at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Master classes in Sweden, Italy and Canada.

Alberto received two full scholarships from the Berklee College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Saxophone Performance at Berklee, Boston, in 1990 and with a Master's Degree in Saxophone Performance at the Manhattan School, New York in 1995. During his four years stay in the USA, Alberto studied the saxophone with Hamiet Bluiett, Joe Temperley, George Garzone, Joe Viola, Dick Oatts, Gary Smulyan, Jerry Bergonzi, John Purcell. Theory and composition with Maria Schneider, Ludmila Ulehla and Nils Vigeland.

Born and raised on the "terraferma", the mainland of Marghera, an industrial town outside of Venice, Italy, he currently lives in Stockholm, Sweden. 

Sideman Discography

Press quotes

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

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

 

 

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Equipment:

Saxophones

  • Selmer Super Balanced Action Baritone Low A

  • Selmer Mark VI Baritone Low Bb

  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor

  • Selmer Balanced Action Alto

  • Selmer Mark VI Alto Low A

  • Selmer Mark VI Soprano

  • Selmer Mark VI Sopranino

  • Buescher True Tone C-Melody

  • Keilwerth Bass

Clarinets

  • Buffet R13 Bb

  • Selmer Bass to Low Eb

  • Selmer Rosewood Contra-Alto

  • Buffet Eb

Flutes

  • Gemeinhardt Piccolo w/ Robert Bigio Headjoint

  • Haynes C flute Silver w/ Low B Foot

  • Gemeinhardt Alto w/ Eva Kingma Lip Plate

  • Eva Kingma Bass

albums

You can buy any CD by writing directly to me (use the contact form in the HOME page),
or click on the album covers to get to the labels’ websites.


RÖD (Own production 2018)

RÖD
(Own production 2018)

Alberto Pinton - baritone & alto saxophone, clarinet & bass clarinet
Vilhelm Bromander - bass
Konrad Agnas - drums

All compositions by Alberto Pinton except Turmeric Sunset
(a collective improvisation)

- digital download only


Opus Facere  (Clean Feed 2018)

Opus Facere
(Clean Feed 2018)

Alberto Pinton - baritone & alto saxophone, clarinet &
bass clarinet
Niklas Barnö - trumpet
Torbjörn Zetterberg - bass
Konrad Agnas - drums

All compositions by Alberto Pinton except Uscita di Sicurezza
(a collective improvisation)


Live in Japan  (Wildcat House 2018)

Live in Japan
(Wildcat House 2018)

Alberto Pinton - baritone saxophone, clarinet & bass clarinet
Niklas Barnö - trumpet
Yasuhito Mori - bass
Konrad Agnas - drums

All compositions by Alberto Pinton

- no distribution yet, contact me for copies


Resiliency   (Moserobie Music 2016)

Resiliency
(Moserobie Music 2016)

Alberto Pinton - baritone saxophone, clarinet & bass clarinet
Niklas Barnö - trumpet
Torbjörn Zetterberg - bass
Konrad Agnas - drums

All compositions by Alberto Pinton


Nascent   (RedHorn Records 2013)

Nascent
(RedHorn Records 2013)

Alberto Pinton - baritone saxophone, clarinet & bass clarinet, flute & bass flute, melodica
Peter Nylander - guitar
Christian Spering - bass
Peter Danemo - drums

All compositions by Alberto Pinton


Chant   (Clean Feed 2009)

Chant
(Clean Feed 2009)

Alberto Pinton - baritone saxophone, clarinet
Jonas Kullhammar - tenor & baritone saxophone
Torbjörn Zetterberg - bass
Kjell Nordeson - drums, vibraphone

Compositions 2,6,7 & 9 by Alberto Pinton


Vita Pratica   (Moserobie Music 2007)

Vita Pratica
(Moserobie Music 2007)

Alberto Pinton - baritone saxophone, clarinet & bass clarinet, piccolo flute
Mats Äleklint - trombone
Mattias Ståhl - vibraphone, glockenspiel
Torbjörn Zetterberg - bass
Kjell Nordeson - drums, percussion, marimba

All compositions by Alberto Pinton except The Rain And The sky & Kjell Plays Marimba (collective improvisations)


Motionemotion   (Moserobie Music 2005)

Motionemotion
(Moserobie Music 2005)

Alberto Pinton - baritone saxophone, clarinet & bass clarinet, flute
Mats Äleklint - trombone
Mattias Ståhl - vibraphone
Torbjörn Zetterberg - bass
Jon Fält - drums

All compositions by Alberto Pinton except Nettuno & Big Mondo (collective improvisations)


The Visible  (Moserobie Music 2004)

The Visible
(Moserobie Music 2004)

Alberto Pinton - baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet & EEb contra-alto clarinet
Mats Äleklint - trombone
Mattias Ståhl - vibraphone, marimba
Torbjörn Zetterberg - bass
Jon Fält - drums

All compositions by Alberto Pinton


Dog Out   (Moserobie Music 2004)

Dog Out
(Moserobie Music 2004)

Alberto Pinton - baritone & C-Melody saxophone, clarinet & BBb contrabass clarinet
Fredrik Nordström - tenor & alto saxophones
Mattias Welin - bass
Jon Fält - drums

Compositions 2,3,7,10 & 11 by Alberto Pinton


Terraferma   (Moserobie Music 2003)

Terraferma
(Moserobie Music 2003)

Alberto Pinton - baritone saxophone, clarinet & bass clarinet, flute
Kyle Gregory - trumpet, flugelhorn, Bb piccolo trumpet
Salvatore Maiore - bass
Roberto Dani - drums

All compositions by Alberto Pinton except Paint By Heart I & II (collective improvisations) & Canzone Per Max (Roberto Dani)


Common Intent   (Moserobie Music 2001)

Common Intent
(Moserobie Music 2001)

Alberto Pinton - baritone saxophone, clarinet & bass clarinet, alto flute
Kyle Gregory - trumpet, flugelhorn, Bb piccolo trumpet
Salvatore Maiore - bass
Roberto Dani - drums

All compositions by Alberto Pinton except Improvisation I-III-IV/IV (collective improvisations)

concerts

2019

  • Jan 5 Stardust Big Swing Band, Operahuset, Göteborg

  • Jan 17 Up & Coming and BBB, Nefertiti, Göteborg

  • Jan 18 Up & Coming and BBB, Vara Konserthus

  • Jan 23 Ann-Sofi Söderqvist Jazz Orchestra, Örebro Musikhögskolan

  • Jan 24 BBB Plays Basie & Ellington, Hunnebostrand

  • Jan 26 Alberto Pinton NU Quartet, Glenn Miller Café, Stockholm

  • Jan 31 BBB plays Laleh/Wonder, Borås

  • Feb 14 Mats Holmquist Stora Stygga, Fasching, Stockholm

  • Feb 20 Avishai Cohen and BBB, Nefertiti, Göteborg

  • Feb 22 Avishai Cohen and BBB, Vara Konserthus

  • Feb 23 Avishai Cohen and BBB, Fasching, Stockholm

  • Feb 27 “Bara vanligt vatten” and BBB, Jönköping

  • Feb 28 “Bara vanligt vatten” and BBB, Jönköping

  • Mar 1 “Bara vanligt vatten” and BBB, Jönköping

  • Mar 3 Barnö/Bozzolan/Bromander/Pinton, Glenn Miller Café, Stockholm

  • Mar 6 Ann-Sofi Söderqvist Jazz Orchestra, Fasching, Stockholm

  • Mar 7 Johan Berke U5 plays Weather Report, Mornington Hotel, Stockholm

  • Mar 24 BBB Plays Basie & Ellington, Nässjö

  • Mar 30 Johan Berke U5 plays Weather Report, Glenn Miller Café, Stockholm

  • Apr 12 BBB plays Blue Note, Wisby Strand, Gotland

  • Apr 20 Johan Berke U5 plays Ralph Towner, Glenn Miller Café, Stockholm

  • Apr 25 BBB möter imp-studenter, Artisten, Göteborg

photos

 

sideman discography

  • Johan Berke Upstairs 5 - Live at Fasching, 2018 (Gason Jazz)

  • Johan Berke Upstairs 5 - Meteorological Interlude, 2018 (Gason Jazz)

  • Malin Wättring 4 & Bohuslän Big Band - Harvest, 2018 (Havtorn Records)

  • Sisters of Invention & Bohuslän Big Band - En rymd av färg, 2017 (Vara Konserthus)

  • Ann-Sofi Söderqvist Jazz Orchestra - Move, 2017 (Pitch Blue Records)

  • Johan Berke Upstairs 5 - Simpatico, 2017 (Gason Jazz)

  • Bohuslän Big Band - Frankly, 2016 (Vara Konserthus)

  • Peter Nylander - Songs, 2015 (Imogena)

  • Torbjörn Zetterberg ODSF - Om Liv och Död, 2015 (MMP)

  • Jill Johnson - Songs For Daddy, 2014 (Lionheart)

  • Torbjörn Zetterberg Och Den Stora Frågan, 2014 (MMP)

  • Room8 - Fresh Cut, 2013 (Dinky)

  • Peter Danemo - Peter Danemo, 2013 (Kopasetic)

  • Ann-Sofi Söderqvist Jazz Orchestra - The Story of Us, 2013 (Pitch Blue)

  • Ale Möller & Bohuslän Big Band - Pegasus, 2013 (Prophone)

  • Bosse Broberg Nogenja - Zzzkaa's Dance, 2012 (Phono Suecia)

  • Platina Jazz - Anime Standards Vol. 3. 2012 (Victor)

  • Ann-Sofi Söderqvist Jazz Orchestra - Point of View, 2012 (Pitch Blue)

  • LED - The Ocean, 2011 (Kopasetic)

  • Peter Jöback - Livet, Kärleken och Döden, 2011 (Razzia)

  • Colin Towns, Nils Landgren & BBB - Don't fence me in, 2011 (ACT)

  • Rita Sannia - Legatura di valore, 2010 (Koiné)

  • Bohuslän Big Band - DoReMI SaFaRi, 2010 (Vara Konserthus)

  • Joakim Milder - Takeaway, 2010 (Apart)

  • Paavo - Cançó del Paó, 2010 (Found You)

  • Margareta Bengtson - En gång i Stockholm, 2010 (Marg Arts)

  • Bohuslän Big Band - Good Time Christmas, 2009 (Vara Konserthus)

  • Cohen The Scandinavian Report, 2009 (Sony Music)

  • Bohuslän Big Band - George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess, 2009 (Vara Konserthus)

  • Jaqee & Bohuslän Big Band - Letter to Billie, 2008 (Vara Konserthus)

  • Avishai Cohen - Sensitive Hours, 2008 (Razdaz)

  • Nils Lindberg & Margareta Bengtson - As we are, 2008 (Prophone)

  • Steve Swallow & Bohuslän Big Band - Swallow Songs, 2008 (Vara Konserthus)

  • Swedish Jazz - Live from the SJC, 2007 (STIM/Svensk Musik)

  • Militanta Jazz Musiker - Attack, 2007 (GAC)

  • Torbjörn Zetterberg - Skildrar Kvinnans Kamp, 2007 (MMP)

  • Lina Nyberg & Magnus Lindgren - Brasil Big Bom, 2007 (Caprice)

  • Paavo - Paavo, 2007 (Apart)

  • Fredrik Nordström - VIBB, 2007 (MMP)

  • Lasse Lindgren - In the Mood for Standards, 2006 (Imogena)

  • Lennart Åberg & Peter Erskine - Free Spirit, 2006 (Amigo)

  • Håkan Broström - New Places, 2006 (Phono Suecia)

  • Sonic Mechatronik Arkestra - Overunity, 2006 (MMP)

  • Composer's Big Fun - Composer's Big Fun, 2006 (Phono Suecia)

  • Björn Skifs - Andra Decennier, 2006 (EMI)

  • Moserobie Jazz Manifesto Box Set, 2005 (MMP)

  • Torbjörn Zetterberg - Krissvit, 2005 (MMP)

  • Lew Soloff, Adam Nussbaum & Bohuslän Big Band - Porgy & Bess, DVD, 2005 (Spice of Life)

  • Turbulens - Fluid Motion, 2005 (Footprint)

  • Viktoria Tolstoy - My Swedish Heart, 2005 (ACT Jazz)

  • Fyra Kungar, En Dam & Bohuslän Big Band, 2005 (EMI/Capitol)

  • Fredrik Nordström Quintet - Moment, 2004 (MMP)

  • Moserobie - Swedish Independent Jazz Vol.1, 2004 (MMP)

  • Nils Lindberg - A Christmas Cantata, 2003 (Proprius)

  • Meta Roos - Soft Winds, 2003 (Four Leaf)

  • Woochang Lee - Live in New York, rec. '94-'95, 2002 (Baroque)

  • Woochang Lee - Selfless Self, 2002 (Poongryu Music)

  • Mikael Råberg - Suite Extended, 2002 (Phono Suecia)

  • CajsaStina Åkerström - Picknick, 2002 (Warner)

  • Magnus Lindgren & RJO - Paradise Open, 2001 (Caprice)

  • Claes Janson - Ångbåtsblues, 2001 (Gazell)

  • Peter Asplund & His Orchestra - Satch as such, 2000 (Sittel)

  • Various artists - Jazz och annat..., 1999 (KMH)

  • CajsaLisa Ejemyr - Vad jag vill ha och lite till, 1999 (Warner)

  • Alice Babs - Swingtime again, 1998 (RCA Victor)

  • Albino - På spaning i New York, 1998 (Arcade)

  • Hector Bingert - Latin Lover Big Band, 1997 (Arietta)

  • Ann-Marie Henning - Tidal Dreams, 1997 (Dragon)

  • Erik Petersen - Propeller, 1997 (Start Klart)

  • Peter Jöback - Personliga val, 1997 (Sony)

  • Jim McNeely & Stockholm Jazz Orchestra - Bits and Pieces, 1995 (Dragon)

  • Manhattan Jazz Orchestra - Salutes the arrangers, 1995 (Sea Breeze)

  • Roberto Aran Ensemble - Latin Heart, 1995 (BLM)

  • Mats Holmquist - One million circumstances, 1992 (Chromazone)