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Release Aug. 30 2019
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Layers  (Clear Now Records 2019)

Layers
(Clear Now Records 2019)

Alberto Pinton - baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, piccolo & bass flute
Selma Pinton - vocals
Mats Äleklint - trombone
Mattias Ståhl - vibraphone
Vilhelm Bromander - bass
Konrad Agnas - drums

All compositions by Alberto Pinton except Il Tempo Intanto Correva (a collective improvisation)


RÖD ( Own release 2018 )

RÖD
(
Own release 2018)

“The trio concludes this beautiful set with the emotional «Rojo, como de Fuego», cementing its strong yet open interplay.”
- Eyal Hareuveni, Salt Peanuts

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 on Bandcamp


Opus Facere  (Clean Feed 2018)

Opus Facere
(Clean Feed 2018)

“Since this CD is as good, if not better, than his earlier work, it hopefully means a new series of Pinton platters is on the way.”
- Ken Waxman, Jazzword

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)

“Ognuno dei suoi tre compagni di cordata fornisce a sua volta l’apporto migliore per la riuscita del concerto (e quindi del cd), fino al conclusivo Kapten K, staccato a mille di metronomo, prima nel segno del baritono e poi della tromba, con in mezzo un’impro corale accesa e trascinante (tracimante?). Davvero un signor disco.” *****
- Alberto Bazzurro, Musica Jazz

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

All compositions by Alberto Pinton


Resiliency   (Moserobie Music 2016)

Resiliency
(Moserobie Music 2016)

“Even if the six tracks are authored by the nominal leader, Noi Siamo appears as a democratic unit in the most authentic sense. Rarely a voice prevails on the others; and if that happens, it’s probably due to compositional decisions.”
- Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes

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)

“Nascent is an impressive document of well-crafted compositions, performed beautifully by strong-minded and expressive musicians.”
- Eyal Hareuveni, All About Jazz

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)

“The group that emerges from three days of live recording in Coimbra, Portugal is a free-bop powerhouse, the two-saxophone frontline producing a startling breadth of sound.”
- Stuart Broomer, All About Jazz

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)

“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.” **** 1/2
- Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz

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)

“Pinton si divide tra sassofono baritono, clarinetti e flauto, costruendo una musica di complessa fattura, che sembra non precludersi alcun elemento stilistico.”
- All About Jazz Italy

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)

“It’s Pinton’s finest effort yet.”
- Ken Waxman, Jazzword

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)

“Worth seeking out to hear memorable reed work.”
- Ken Waxman, Jazz Weekly

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)

“This program is full of character, and Pinton’s cohorts muster full support for his campaign. Pinton assumes a commanding presence on all four reeds, making the session gel as a complete package that balances composing and improvising as one art form.”
- Frank Rubolino, All About Jazz

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)

“Throughout, it's quite evident that Pinton possesses monstrous chops as a baritone saxophonist - whether rendering cordial themes or engaging in sweeping swing grooves. A fine effort it is! Recommended!”
- Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz

Down Beat ****

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)

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

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

  • Maj 21 Ekdahl/Bagge Big Band, Scalateatern, Stockholm

  • Maj 23 Johan Berke U5 plays Weather Report, Fasching, Stockholm

  • Jun 6 BBB / Nationaldagen, Mölndal

  • Jun 6 Nice Spice, Fasching, Stockholm

  • Jun 7 Alberto Pinton Trio, Glenn Miller Café, Stockholm

  • Jul 5 Johan Berke U5, Glenn Miller Café, Stockholm

  • Aug 7 Alberto Pinton NU Quartet, Glenn Miller Café, Stockholm

  • Sep 7 Vivian Buczek & Martin Sjöstedt with BBB, Halmstad

  • Sep 8 Vivian Buczek & Martin Sjöstedt with BBB, Karlstad

  • Sep 11 Lina Nyberg Tentet, Fasching, Stockholm

  • Sep 14 Peter Asplund Big Band, Fasching, Stockholm

  • Sep 21 Bohuslän Big Band Poesis, Vara Konserthus

  • Sep 22 Bohuslän Big Band Poesis, Storan, Göteborg

  • Sep 23 Bohuslän Big Band Poesis, Varberg

  • Sep 24 Bohuslän Big Band Poesis, Halmstad


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sideman discography


  • Torbjörn Zetterberg & The Great Question - Live, 2019 (Corbett vs. Dempsey)

  • Anders Jormin - Poems for Orchestra, 2019 (Losen Records)

  • 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)