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Third Reel has recorded its second album for ECM Records in August 2014. It's been an amazing experience to work again at the Radio Svizzera Italiana studios in Lugano.  Third Reel's music has changed and matured over the past two years...Stay tuned for the upcoming release date in 2015 on ECM Records.


Nicolas Masson is now endorsing Rampone & Cazzani saxophones.


Nicolas Masson Parallels is in pre-production stages for an upcoming recording in 2015. Here's video shot during a test recording, enjoy!


Latest release:

Nicolas Masson/Roberto Pianca/Emanuele Maniscalco Third Reel (ECM Records)

Please visit our ECM Player for more info and an excerpt from the album.











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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, 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.