"FOUR STARS... (Portnov).. brings a sense of discovery even more startling than before to investigations of blues, jazz, funk and 1960s soundtrack music."”

— Downbeat

One of the most innovative and technically advanced harmonica players in the world.”


Portnov’s technique is smooth, lyrical, and often jazzy, akin in effect to Johnny Hodges on alto sax, where the melody just floats easily above the accompaniment.”

Elmore Magazine

...fascinating artist with a unique musical outlook.”

Blues Blast Magazine

Portnov is a fabulous harmonica player.”

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