International saxophonist Marco Pignataro’s new cd “Almas Antiguas” (Zoho Music) is on the 61th Grammy Ballot for Best Instrumental Jazz Album. The cd features Eddie Gomez, Alan Pasqua, Adam Cruz and George Garzone and has received enthusiastic praises, reviews and attention, including from Jazz@Lincoln Center, CNN en Español and Downbeat Magazine.
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"On his ZOHO debut “Almas Antiguas” (“Old Souls”), Boston based saxophonist Marco Pignataro presents his all-star quintet. Six original compositions and five arrangements tell a “story of love”, signifying on elements of his Italian and Puerto Rican bloodlines. The music is evocative and powerful, blending modern jazz with shades of Mediterranean, folk & Latin influences. A remarkably cohesive, artistic recital, devoted to vivid melodies and lyrical beauty, in which all members illuminate the roiling emotions and romantic sensibility that underpin the songs."
– Ted Panken
"The songs that Pignataro presents on “Almas Antiguas” are full of emotion and art. It is one of the most interesting albums of fall 2018." "Dodie Miller-Gould” (LemonWire)
"Bologna born, Boston based saxophonist Marco Pignataro’s ZOHO debut Almas Antiguas (“Old Souls”) is more than simply an wide ranging, eclectic stroll through a multitude of exotic, percussive global landscapes with greats Alan Pasqua (piano), Adam Cruz (drums) and Eddie Gomez (bass). It’s a heartfelt, alternately reflective and exuberant, multi-generational celebration of the love that flows through his culturally rich Italian and Puerto Rican bloodlines.” Jonathan Widran" (the JW Wibe)
“Mr. Pignataro is one of the most dedicated, passionate and well respected internationally known saxophonist, composer and educator today” – Joe Lovano