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Michel Portal

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 30 October 2011

French saxophonist Michel Portal is also one of the world's great classical clarinettists, and a restless musical experimenter. In this week's programme, prior to a concert at the London Jazz Festival, Portal joins Alyn Shipton to pick some of the best examples of his recorded jazz. From his multi-tracked solo "Dajarme" via work on clarinet, soprano, alto and tenor sax to his most recent album "Baliador", selections from which he will play in London, Portal's choices are eclectic and dazzlingly virtuosic.

Music Played

8 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Michel Portal Desert Sun

    Composer: Portal Performers: Michel Portal, ss, cl, perc; 1979.

    Dejarme, Dreyfus, 849231

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    Michel Portal Bat Sarrou

    Composer: Portal Performers: Michel Portal, bandoneon, ss, perc, vo. 1979.

    Dejarme, Dreyfus, 849231

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    Michel Portal Ahmad the Terrible

    Composer: deJohnette Performers: Michel Portal, ts; Dave Liebman, ss; Harry Pepl, g; JF Jenny Clark, b; Minu Cinelu, perc; Jack DeJohnette, d. May 1987, Amiens Festival.

    Men’s Land, Label Bleu, 6513

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    Michel Portal Turbulence

    Composer: Portal Performers: Michel Portal, cl, bcl, saxophones, Minu Cinelu, perc; André Ceccarelli, perc; Bernard Lubat, perc; Claude Barthélémy, g; Richard Galliano, acc; J-F Jenny-Clark , b. 1987.

    Turbulence, Chant Du Monde, 2741874

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    Michel Portal Droit de Reponse

    Composer: Portal Performers: Michel Portal, Laurent Dehors, Guillaume Orti, reeds; Minu Cinelo perc. 1995.

    Cinemas, Label Bleu, 6576

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    Michel Portal / Richard Galliano Tango Pour Claude

    Composer: Portal / Galliano Performers: Michel Portal, sop; Richard Galliano, acc. Recorded live on May 5, 2003 at Theatre des Arcimboldi, Milan, Italy.

    Concerts, Dreyfus, 36661-2

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    Michel Portal The Sandpiper

    Composer: Portal Performers: Michel Portal, cl; Tony Malaby, ts; JT Bates, d; Tony Hymas, kb; Jef Lee Johnson, Erik Fratzke, Sonny Thompson, or Francis Mouton, b; Michael Bland, Airto Moreira, perc. 2006; rec Minneapolis.

    Birdwatching, Sunny Side, SSC3064

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    Michel Portal Baliador

    Composer: Portal Performers: Michel Portal, reeds; Ambrose Akinmusire, t; Bojan Z, p; Scott Colley, b; Lionel Loueke, g; Jack deJohnette, d. rec 2010.

    Baliador, Emarcy (Universal Classics and Jazz), 275 376 6

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