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Pinto, Alex / Inner State
Album:Inner State Collection:Jazz
Artist:Pinto, Alex Added:04/2011

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-04-03 Pull Date:2011-06-05 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:29 May15 May8 May1 May24 Apr17 Apr10 Apr

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 03, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum
Chai Kinda Day
4.Feb 28, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
Two Pictures Of Love
2.Sep 19, 2014:Rebop
Chai Kinda Day
5.May 27, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Chai Kinda Day
3.May 02, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum
Chai Kinda Day
6.May 13, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-04-03 
Pursuance, 2011

MODERN JAZZ – Debut recording by a 25-year-old globe-trotting guitarist (now based in San Francisco). Although unquestionably a jazz musician, Pinto also has a strong interest in Hindustani music. That’s most obvious in the fusion-oriented track #2, but you can hear a touch of Indian phrasing hiding throughout his solos and peeking around the corners of his compositions. Drummer Jaz Sawyer anchors the band in this solid intro.

Alex Pinto : electric guitar
Jon Armstrong : tenor saxophone
Dave Tranchina : bass
Jaz Sawyer : drums

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

1. 7:09 – slouching tune, lots of harmonic friction: big guitar tone, solos all around
2. 9:57 – calm: raga drone and jazz balladry trade off, combine, drift back apart
3. 4:25 – nice groove built from parallel lines, close sax/guitar interplay
4. 6:32 – slow alap intro to a soft countrified ballad: sweetly expressive guitar solo
5. 5:41 – quick-paced tune with a squirrelly theme, meandering guitar & sax solos
6. 4:59 – waltzing feel: sax bounces lightly; guitar is angular, building up energy
7. 6:09 – relaxed pulse: cool guitar, acidic sax, great drums, dedicated to CalArts

[ Fo ] 04/03/11

Track Listing
1.1 By 4 4.Two Pictures Of Love
2.Chai Kinda Day 5.Refresh
3.Outed 6.Do It Now