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Many More Days,Third Reel's second album for ECM Records was released in May 2015.  To celebrate this release, Third Reel played at the Schaffhauser Jazz Festival in Switzerland. A very nice video was shot during this concert, some excerpts of which can be watched HERE, enjoy!


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April 2017: Nicolas Masson "Parallels", featuring Colin Vallon on piano, Patrice Moret on acoustic bass, Lionel Friedli on drums and Nicolas Nasson on saxophone and clarinet has just finished recording a new album with legendary producer Manfred Eicher for ECM Records. Coming up in 2018!


Another side of Nicolas Masson's artistic endeavor is photography. Here's a slide presentation with music from  "Departures", recorded for Fresh Sound/New Talent, featuring Nicolas Masson, Ben Monder, Patrice Moret and Ted Poor. There's also a Flickr gallery HERE














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Nicolas Masson dived into improvised music at the deep end, at 20 encountering Cecil Taylor and J.R. Mitchell in New York and subsequently studying with Frank Lowe and Makanda Ken McIntyre.

A leading figure on the Swiss new jazz scene, ECM recording artist Nicolas Masson has worked with a broad international cast of musicians including Ben Monder, Gerald Cleaver, Kenny Wheeler, Kris Davis, Eivind Opsvik, Russ Lossing, Colin Vallon, Tom Arthurs and many more.