Michel Portal (clarinet, saxophone, bandoneon), Vincent Peirani (accordion), Émile Parisien (soprano sax)
Two brilliant 30 year-olds (Peirani and Parisien) accompanied by another in his eighties blessed with eternal youth, Bayonne’s Michel Portal, dialogue freely in this interesting project. Portal, a high-ranker among Basque jazz musicians, is an artist who defies classification, who challenges the rules and is highly acclaimed for his tremendous skill with all sorts of instruments. Pierani and Parisien dazzled with their first joint album, Belle Époque (2014), over which hovers the shadow of Sidney Bechet. The two received the Victoires du Jazz award, France’s most prestigious in the sector.