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London Jazz Festival: Michel Portal

Jez Nelson presents French clarinettist and saxophonist Michel Portal with his Bailador band at the 2011 London Jazz Festival. Now 75, Portal has had a wide-ranging musical career that began in the European free jazz movement and has also taken in the classical avant-garde, award-winning film scores and, in recent years, a more mainstream duo project with accordionist Richard Galliano. His new ensemble performs music influenced by Latin and Eastern European folk sounds and reflecting the cutting-edge line-up of the band: Serbian pianist Bojan Z and Americans Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Scott Colley (bass) and Nasheet Waits (drums).

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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Mon 23 Jan 2012 23:00

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