Nicolas Masson "Parallels"

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Nicolas Masson "Parallels", casting some of the most talented and sought after musicians on the young Swiss jazz and improvised music scene features ECM recording artists Nicolas Masson on saxophone and composition, Colin Vallon on piano, Patrice Moret on acoustic bass and Lionel Friedli on drums. The four musicians are joining forces in this project to offer music which is at the same time profound, remotely familiar yet unclassifiable.

Nicolas Masson has recorded seven albums as a leader or co-leader, alongside some of the greatest musicians on the scene such as Ben Monder, Gerald Cleaver, Ted Poor, Eivind Opsvik, and Russ Johnson. He is a founding member of the collective trio Third Reel, which released two albums for ECM Records (Third Reel 2013, Many More Days 2015) receiving international acclaim.

“Thirty Six Ghosts is a recording that breathes new life into the Rock influenced channels of improvisatory music. It is simply superlative and highly recommended." -Gapplegate Music.

"Much like fellow minded seekers Dave Douglas and The Bad Plus, this group draws inspiration from alternative rock, pop and other sources in a coherent way, looking to incorporate these influences in their own improvised sound and vision. On this album they succeed admirably." -Jazz and Blues Review.

Nicolas Masson "Parallels", casting some of the most talented and sought after musicians on the young Swiss jazz and improvised music scene features ECM recording artists Nicolas Masson on saxophone and composition, Colin Vallon on piano, Patrice Moret on acoustic bass and Lionel Friedli on drums. The four musicians are joining forces in this project to offer music which is at the same time profound, remotely familiar yet unclassifiable.

Nicolas Masson has recorded seven albums as a leader or co-leader, alongside some of the greatest musicians on the scene such as Ben Monder, Gerald Cleaver, Ted Poor, Eivind Opsvik, and Russ Johnson. He...

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Nicolas Masson "Parallels" on Tour

  • 26 | 01 | 2017 Basel Bird's Eye

Past Gigs Nicolas Masson "Parallels"

  • 09 | 2016 Lugano Studio recording
  • 06 | 2016 Lausanne Chorus
  • 06 | 2016 Geneva AMR
  • 06 | 2016 Geneva AMR
  • 05 | 2016 Geneva AMR
  • 05 | 2016 Geneva AMR
  • 05 | 2016 Zürich Flo Keller's
  • 05 | 2016 Delémont Musiu

Discography Nicolas Masson "Parallels"

  • 2009 Thirty Six Ghosts Album | Clean Feed Records

Media

  • Video Nicolas Masson "Parallels" ...
  • Video Almost Forty demo recording
  • Sound Gagarine

Origin

  • Geneva CH

Founded

  • 2007

Members

  • Nicolas Masson saxophone/composition
  • Colin Vallon piano
  • Patrice Moret acoustic bass
  • Lionel Friedli drums

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