Saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist and composer, Max Pinto has won numerous awards with his jazz quartet (1st prize Jazz in Vienne, 1st prize jazz in Vannes, winner of the Sunside trophies, 1st prize jazz festival of Enghien, IFJO international talent award nomination).
He collaborates and performs all over the world with artists such as: Pascal Obispo, Ben l’oncle soul, Vanessa Paradis, Oxmo Puccino, Calogero, Monophonics…
He is also leader of the Panam Panic project with which he recorded two critically acclaimed albums.
It is the success of the famous Mark VI model that has widely inspired the design of the Alto Reference. Capable of giving an ample sound while keeping its roundness, characteristic of the historic models. It is a model which combines acoustic tradition and modern manufacturing. It is equipped with a bell slightly longer to open the low notes and produce a better tuning.
The 'Reference 54', more centered than the 'Reference 36', is inspired by the design of the famous 'Mark VI' made from 1954 onwards.