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


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.


“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.



Thirty Six Ghosts (2009) Clean Feed Records CF163CD