MICHEL PORTAL

Eclectic Fusion / Avant-Garde Jazz / Jazz Related Soundtracks / Fusion / World Fusion • France
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Multi-instrumentalist (clarinets, saxophones, bandoneon, etc.) and composer Michel Portal can be considered as the father figure of the French modern jazz scene.

Classically trained, Portal gained notoriety through his association with various modern and contemporary music composers. His performance as the featured soloist on Pierre Boulez's Domaines remains a highlight of his career. However, this exceptional musician also had a serious interest in folk music and jazz. In the late '60s, he initiated the free jazz movement in France with François Tusques, Bernard Vitet, and Sunny Murray. He went on to form New Phonic Art with Vinko Globokar, Carlos Roque Alsina, and Jean-Pierre Drouet to encourage collective improvisation, sonic explorations, and instant composing. In 1970, Portal developed a fruitful collaboration with John Surman. The following year, he created the long-lived Michel Portal Unit, a structure designed to have European and American musicians meet in a freely improvised setting. In 1975, writing
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MICHEL PORTAL Our Meanings And Our Feelings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Our Meanings And Our Feelings
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
MICHEL PORTAL Alors!!! (with John Surman / Barre Phillips / Stu Martin / Jean-Pierre Drouet) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alors!!! (with John Surman / Barre Phillips / Stu Martin / Jean-Pierre Drouet)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
MICHEL PORTAL Splendid Yzlment album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Splendid Yzlment
Avant-Garde Jazz 1972
MICHEL PORTAL Dejarme Solo! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dejarme Solo!
Eclectic Fusion 1979
MICHEL PORTAL L'ombre Rouge album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
L'ombre Rouge
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1981
MICHEL PORTAL Le Retour De Martin Guerre / Balles Perdues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Le Retour De Martin Guerre / Balles Perdues
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1983
MICHEL PORTAL Le retour de Martin Guerre / Julia album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Le retour de Martin Guerre / Julia
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1983
MICHEL PORTAL Les cavaliers de l'orage album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Les cavaliers de l'orage
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1984
MICHEL PORTAL Turbulence album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Turbulence
Eclectic Fusion 1987
MICHEL PORTAL Men's Land album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Men's Land
Eclectic Fusion 1987
MICHEL PORTAL Any Way album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Any Way
Eclectic Fusion 1993
MICHEL PORTAL Musiques De Cinemas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Musiques De Cinemas
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1994
MICHEL PORTAL La Machine album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
La Machine
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1994
MICHEL PORTAL Dockings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dockings
Fusion 1998
MICHEL PORTAL Fast Mood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fast Mood
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
MICHEL PORTAL Minneapolis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Minneapolis
Eclectic Fusion 2000
MICHEL PORTAL Burundi (with Stephen Kent, Mino Cinelu) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Burundi (with Stephen Kent, Mino Cinelu)
World Fusion 2000
MICHEL PORTAL Dipping In Minneapolis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dipping In Minneapolis
Eclectic Fusion 2002
MICHEL PORTAL Minneapolis Tour Guide album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Minneapolis Tour Guide
Eclectic Fusion 2002
MICHEL PORTAL Burundi album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Burundi
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
MICHEL PORTAL La Petite Chartreuse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
La Petite Chartreuse
Jazz Related Soundtracks 2005
MICHEL PORTAL Jean de la Fontaine - Le défi album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jean de la Fontaine - Le défi
Jazz Related Soundtracks 2007
MICHEL PORTAL Birdwatcher album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Birdwatcher
Fusion 2007
MICHEL PORTAL Baïlador album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Baïlador
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010

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MICHEL PORTAL Chateauvallon : 23 Aout 1972 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chateauvallon : 23 Aout 1972
Avant-Garde Jazz 1973
MICHEL PORTAL Arrivederci Le Chouartse (with Léon Francioli · Pierre Favre) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Arrivederci Le Chouartse (with Léon Francioli · Pierre Favre)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1981
MICHEL PORTAL Minneapolis We Insist ! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Minneapolis We Insist !
Eclectic Fusion 2002
MICHEL PORTAL Concerts (with Richard Galliano) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concerts (with Richard Galliano)
World Fusion 2004
MICHEL PORTAL Radar (Live at Theater Gütersloh) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Radar (Live at Theater Gütersloh)
Fusion 2016

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