Daniel Portalès




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Mandoline et Mandocello
Daniel Portalès
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Duos
Patrick & Daniel Portalès
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Esquisses
Daniel Portalès
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Voyages
Daniel Portalès
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Sample Track:  A Coeur Perdu
(from "Esquisses")

Daniel Portalès started playing music on bass and guitar at the age of 13. Three years later, the mandolin became his favorite instrument. After studying American popular music in the 80s and playing in various bluegrass bands, in 1992 he created a jazz influential trio, the Mondo Mando, performing with his brother Patrick on guitar and double bassist Akim Bourname.

From his meeting with Jean-Marc Clamens and Jackie Grandjean a new trio was born in 1994. In 1997, he participated in the recording of the soundtrack of the film by Manuel Poirier "Western", composed by Bernardo Sandoval. His encounter with Bernardo took him to Polygone Studio, recording on the "Hoy" discs, then "Buenos dias". He recorded his first album "Voyages" in 1999, with the participation of Serge Lopez and Jean-Luc Amestoy.

In 2000, he joined the Toulouse band Kass Kass and recorded the album "TELA" in 2001. It was in 2004 that his second album "Esquisses" was born, featuring a repertoire of original mandolin compositions. In 2004 and 2005, he participated in several film-concerts (Les gosses de Tokyo, Volver, Gris) with the association "Terre nomade".

He performed solo in Mandocello and Mandolin in 2009 with his repertoire, JS Bach, Ernesto Nazareth, and original compositions. He recorded in 2010 an album with his brother Patrick Portalès on guitar under the name of "Duos". Daniel released in October 2012 the solo album "Mandoline et Mandocello"