Dockings

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alain Drouot
On this session, Michel Portal is featured with an eclectic and impressive crew from different backgrounds, generations, and nationalities. Two rising figures of the French scene pianist Bojan Zulfikarpasic and bassist Bruno Chevillon, two American stars bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Joey Baron, and German trumpeter Markus Stockhausen, son of composer Karlheinz, join forces to create stimulating music. Beyond their differences, all share a characteristic versatility which contributes greatly to the success of this session. Overall, Portal remains true to his European esthetics, and even his heartfelt and faithful rendition of Carla Bley's "Ida Lupino" or his tribute to...
See more details below
This CD is Not Available through BN.com

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alain Drouot
On this session, Michel Portal is featured with an eclectic and impressive crew from different backgrounds, generations, and nationalities. Two rising figures of the French scene pianist Bojan Zulfikarpasic and bassist Bruno Chevillon, two American stars bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Joey Baron, and German trumpeter Markus Stockhausen, son of composer Karlheinz, join forces to create stimulating music. Beyond their differences, all share a characteristic versatility which contributes greatly to the success of this session. Overall, Portal remains true to his European esthetics, and even his heartfelt and faithful rendition of Carla Bley's "Ida Lupino" or his tribute to Eric Dolphy do not distract from the prevalent mood. In fact, on "Dolphy," the song's angular structure is reminiscent of the legendary American, but the atmosphere has more to do with John Surman, another great practitioner of the bass clarinet, the instrument Portal uses most on Dockings. "Mutinerie" is the composition that summarizes best the content of this recording, with a strong and engaging melody leading to an improvisation that takes the music outside through substantial and dramatic statements by Portal, Stockhausen, and Zulfikarpasic. Baron plays with confidence and authority without sacrificing subtlety when needed. As for Chevillon and Swallow, they share responsibilities without ever stepping on each other's feet. Dockings is arguably one of the most successful and accessible projects in Michel Portal's long-lasting career.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/14/2000
  • Label: LABEL BLEU RECORDS
  • UPC: 794881450121
  • Catalog Number: 6604

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Barouf (6:03)
  2. 2 Dolphy (6:53)
  3. 3 Lion's Dream (4:30)
  4. 4 Mutinerie (8:37)
  5. 5 Next (2:41)
  6. 6 Solitudes (5:14)
  7. 7 Embrouille (2:19)
  8. 8 K.O. (4:34)
  9. 9 Tourniole (4:24)
  10. 10 Ida Lupino (5:21)
  11. 11 Illusion in B Flat (1:02)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michel Portal Primary Artist, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Bandoneon
Steve Swallow Electric Bass
Joey Baron Drums
Markus Stockhausen Trumpet
Bojan Zulfikarpasic Piano
Technical Credits
Michel Orier Executive Producer
Alexis Latrobe Mastering
Philippe Teissier Du Cros Engineer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously