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Nicolas Masson Quartet




Released: 16th Feb 2018


the Swiss reedman presents a quartet for which he is the sole composer; a lush collection of arrangements that balance technical prowess with gorgeous phrasing. 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.



  1. Gagarine
  2. Fuchsia
  3. Almost Forty
  4. The Deep
  5. Travelers
  6. Philae
  7. Wood
  8. Blurred
  9. Jura