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Michel Portal

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Composer Michel Portal also plays the clarinet, the saxophone and the small accordion or bandonion. A musician whom it is difficult to classify because he offers so much across arange of categories, Michel Portal is one of those extraordinary characterswho is just as at home with classical works " Mozart, Brahms, Schumann,Berg " as he is with contemporary music where he has performed for Boulez,Stockhausen, Berio, Kagel and Globokar among others. When the Free movement in France began, Portal became a founder member of the New Phonic Art group, along with the trombone player Bernard Vitet, pianist François Tusques and the drummer Sunny Murray, which based its ideas on collective improvisation, the quest for particular sounds and instant output

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Article: Live Review

Nice Jazz Festival 2022

Read "Nice Jazz Festival 2022" reviewed by Martin McFie


Nice Jazz Festival Nice,South of France July 15-19, 2022Deputy Mayor for Culture Robert Roux officially opened the Nice Jazz Festival 2022, together with artistic director Sebastien Vidal, who is also director of TSF jazz radio in France.Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet From the land of Zulu kings in South Africa, Nduduzo Makhathini ...

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Article: Interview

Roberto Zorzi: esplorazione senza confini

Read "Roberto Zorzi: esplorazione senza confini" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Il percorso musicale del chitarrista Roberto Zorzi è così ricco ed eclettico che è impossibile includerlo in un particolare genere musicale. L'iniziale amore per visionari artisti rock come Robert Fripp e Brian Eno s'è arricchito nel tempo di approcci, tanto liberi quanto anticonvenzionali, di Derek Bailey e altri esponenti dell'avanguardia inglese degli anni settanta. La ricerca ...

Article: Album Review

Emile Parisien: Louise

Read "Louise" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Sebbene da noi un po' ignorato, il sassofonista e compositore Emile Parisien è da tempo uno dei migliori rappresentanti della eccellente scuola francese, nonché tra i più interessanti interpreti internazionali del sax soprano. Noto per le sue collaborazioni con l'estroso fisarmonicista Vincent Peirani e con il pianista italiano residente a Parigi Roberto Negro, presente pure in ...

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MP85

Label: Label Bleu
Released: 2021
Track listing: African Wind; Full Half Moon; Armenia; Jazzoulie; Mino-Miro; Split the Difference; Desertown; No Hay; Mister Pharmacy; Euskal Kantua.

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Article: Year in Review

Ludovico Granvassu's 2021 Sonic Delights

Read "Ludovico Granvassu's 2021 Sonic Delights" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Jazz is not a competitive sport and “Best Ofs" are misnomers. End of the year listicles have no bearing on the artistic standing of the albums they include, or on those they neglect, just like a five star review doesn't make the album it graces any better than it already is. But, apparently, humans ...

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Article: In Pictures

Fano Jazz by the Sea 2021, Part 2-3

Read "Fano Jazz by the Sea 2021, Part 2-3" reviewed by Andrea Rotili


Article: Live Review

Fano Jazz by the Sea 2021

Read "Fano Jazz by the Sea 2021" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Fano Varie sedi 23—31.7.2021 Nell'arco di nove giornate zeppe di iniziative, Fano Jazz by the Sea ha invaso vari punti della città adriatica, proponendo un cartellone ricco di progetti italiani e stranieri significativi dell'attuale ricerca musicale. Fra l'altro il festival rappresenta solo la punta dell'iceberg di un'articolata attività, estesa durante tutto l'anno ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Maria Grand, Michel Portal, Anthony Joseph, J&F Band & Other New Releases

Read "Maria Grand, Michel Portal, Anthony Joseph, J&F Band & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


A playlist replete with music that hits you hard and deep regardless of the volume at which it was recorded—ranging from a compelling album marking the 85th birthday of Michel Portal to the new concept album by Maria Grand [pictured], and a whole bunch of genre-defying projects to keep your spirits high! Happy listening! ...

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Article: Album Review

Michel Portal: MP85

Read "MP85" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


Alla tenera età di ottantacinque anni, compiuti lo scorso novembre, Michel Portal è ancora in grado di stupire e incantare con le sue invenzioni musicali. Anche se, naturalmente, i suoi tour di concerti non sono più molto frequenti sulla scena internazionale, questo MP85 è eloquente nella conferma che il carattere, la vitalità creativa, la sostanza musicale ...


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