Alberto Pinton Noi Siamo
Alberto Pinton baritone & alto saxophone, clarinet & bass clarinet | Niklas Barnö trumpet | Torbjörn Zetterberg bass | Konrad Agnas drums
The Italian, but living in Sweden, saxophonist and clarinetist Alberto Pinton continues to explore the post-bop heritage of the Sixties with his new album, “Opus Facere”, stretching it to include what is coming after free jazz in a non-conformist attitude. The name of his quartet, Noi Siamo (meaning We Are in English) has “This is Our Music” (because of the “This is” part), by Ornette Coleman, as a reference, but musically it brings us to another classic, Eric Dolphy’s “Out to Lunch”, and specially Pinton’s combinations with trumpeter Niklas Barnö (Fire! Orchestra, Je Suis – another allusion), modeled by the ones formed by the ongoing conversations between Dolphy and Freddie Hubbard. In Torbjorn Zetterberg and Konrad Agnas they have the ideal rhythm section to bring tradition to a sort of reinvention of the present. Through all this you have energetic solos and solid structures, everything you wish from an affirmative and audacious band committed to make jazz a music of fire and soul, as the great mavericks wanted to once upon a time. Intense, agile, shape-shifting, full of drive and, yes, swing.
All compositions by Alberto Pinton except Uscita di Sicurezza, a collective improvisation
Recorded by Mats Äleklint on March 3 2017 at Glenn Miller Café | Stockholm, Sweden | Mixed by Mats Äleklint & Alberto Pinton | Mastered by Jonas Kullhammar at Studio Moserobie
Produced by Alberto Pinton | Executive Production by Pedro Costa for Trem Azul | Cover Design by Travassos