Nicolas Masson

Travelers (ECM 2578)

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Travelers

Nicolas Masson

ECM

602567058083

ECM 151784

ECM 2578

JAZZ

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CD 13,22 €

After two albums with the cooperative trio Third Reel, Swiss reedman Nicolas Masson presents a quartet for which he is the sole composer. The group has existed for a decade with unchanged personnel, touring as Nicolas Masson’s Parallels, and the leader’s writing for it always encourages creative responses from the players. Amid the changing musical landscapes in which these travellers move, you will encounter some of Colin Vallon’s prettiest ballad playing, richly melodic bass from Patrice Moret, and subtle drum commentary from Lionel Friedli. Plus, of course, plenty of Masson’s pure-toned saxophone and elegant clarinet.

PERSONNEL:

NICOLAS MASSON, tenor & soprano sax, clarinet
COLIN VALLON, piano
PATRICE MORET, bass
LIONEL FRIEDLI, drums

Recorded at Auditorio Stelio Molo in Lugano in April 2017.

TRACKS:

01. Gagarine
02. Fuchsia
03. Almost Forty
04. The Deep
05. Travelers
06. Philae
07. Wood
08. Blurred
09. Jura