|World premiere of Lee Konitz fronting a big band! The third in a series of ear-opening collaborations between living jazz master, saxophonist Lee Konitz, and international jazz powerhouse composer/arranger/saxophonist Ohad Talmor, Portology is a celebration of 50+ years of musical magic by Konitz.
Spotlighting his underrecognized skills as a composer, Portology featuring original compositions by Konitz in original arrangements realized by Ohad Talmor and featuring Portugal’s dynamic Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos.
This international collaboration is sponsored by the Portugal's Port Wine Institute because, like port wine, Konitz's music gets better and more flavorful with time.
Lee Konitz, alto saxophone
Ohad Talmor, conductor, arranger, musical director
Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos
José Luis Rego, João Guimarães, João Pedro Brandão, Mário Santos, Zé Pedro Coelho, Rui Teixeira, reeds
Erick Poirier, Rogério Ribeiro, Susana Silva, José Silva, trumpet, flügelhorn
Michaël Joussein, Álvaro Pinto, Daniel Dias, Gonçalo Dias, trombones
André Fernandes, guitar
Carlos Azevedo or Pedro Guedes, piano
Demian Cabaud, bass
Mário Barreiros, drums