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Third Reel

A collaborative group brimming with creative potential, Third Reel consists of reed multi-instrumentalist Nicolas Masson, guitarist Roberto Pianca and drummer Emanuele Maniscalco, three committed improvisers and gifted writers, each with a distinct compositional signature. The contrasts, and a shared sensitivity for space, shape the group’s sonic identity. Each member of this Swiss-Italian trio is a bandleader is his own right but the cooperative Third Reel is a priority for all of them. Conceived as a trio without bass from the outset – “it means more responsibility for each player, as well as more risk-taking” – Third Reel went through various drummers until Pianca brought along Emanuele Maniscalco in 2010 (drummer and guitarist had previously collaborated in the band Food Chain).

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Nicolas Masson / Roberto Pianca / Emanuele Maniscalco: Third Reel

Read "Third Reel" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This Swiss-Italian trio of well-travelled musicians benefits from ECM Records' fabled sonic ambiance, largely brought to fruition by distinct audio engineering processes, owing to spatial characteristics and great depth. Its sound is categorically different than customary jazz, jazz-rock or avant- garde-tinted productions. Whether it's the artists' subtly creative exercises that are introspective and understated, or guitarist ...

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Nicolas Masson / Roberto Pianca / Emanuele Maniscalco: Third Reel

Read "Third Reel" reviewed by John Kelman

Few would argue that, while the standard touchstones of contemporary jazz--names like saxophonist John Coltrane, pianist Bill Evans, bassist Charles Mingus, and trumpeter Miles Davis--remain amongst the many cited when contemporary artists are asked for their influences, younger influences have also emerged in the new millennium, names like saxophonist Chris Potter, guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel and pianist ...

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Nicolas Masson – Roberto Pianca – Emanuele Maniscalco: Third Reel

Read "Third Reel" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il ginevrino Nicolas Masson, il ticinese Roberto Pianca e il bresciano Emanuele Maniscalco si sono riuniti in questo trio attorno a un'idea forte. Un'idea magari non così insolita, di questi tempi, ma che riesce comunque a generare una musica di estremo rigore e coesione. La non eccessiva originalità si deve al fatto che non mancano di certo, ...