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Nicolas Masson

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In 1992, Nicolas Masson meets Cecil Taylor in New York and takes lessons from Frank Lowe and Makanda Ken McIntyre. Back home in Geneva, he enrolls in the Jazz program at the Conservatoire Populaire de Musique de Genève with Maurice Magnoni as a saxophone teacher. In 2000, he graduates from the Conservatoire Populaire de Musique de Genève with a Jazz performance and teaching degree. As a student at the Conservatoire, he’s attending master classes from renowned musicians such as Lee Konitz, Dave Douglas and Misha Mengelberg. In 1999, Nicolas Masson spends the summer in New York and studies with Chris Potter 1999. In 2000, Nicolas Masson moves to New York for one year

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Article: Interview

Federica Michisanti, un preciso disegno musicale

Read "Federica Michisanti, un preciso disegno musicale" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Federica Michisanti, un preciso disegno musicale Contrabbassista, bassista elettrica, compositrice e band leader romana sulla cresta dell'onda da una decina d'anni, Federica Michisanti è autrice del recente album Afternoons, registrato in quartetto con musicisti del calibro di Louis Sclavis, Vincent Courtois e Michele Rabbia, che le è giustamente valso un'impressionante cascata di premi nell'ultimo ...

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OdesSea

Label: Fair Weather Friends
Released: 2022
Track listing: The Call; OdesSea; Afromacedonian Dance; Sand; Indian Dream; Lullaby.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Michael Bisio, Erik Fratzke, Lisa Ullen & Barber Mouse

Read "Michael Bisio, Erik Fratzke, Lisa Ullen & Barber Mouse" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode is packed with music from some terrific new releases you should check out— St. Paul guitarist/bassist Erik Fratzke's Fake Accent, Gordon Grdina's Arabic-flavoured Haram, Mostly Other People Do The Killing, bassist Michael Bisio's excellent Mbefore , and European trios led by Sweden's Lisa Ullén, Germany's Felix Hauptmann, and Italy's Barber Mouse with a novel ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Two From TUM

Read "Two From TUM" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


A true smorgasbord of creative music in this edition of One Man's Jazz. It's all good--American masters Andrew Cyrille and William Parker joined by Enrico Rava, the OGJB Quartet, Joe McPhee, New Orleans poet Don Paul, Tony Malaby & Reggie Workman--European flavours from pianists Joona Toivanen from Finland and Alexander Hawkins from England, Nexus and Rope ...

Article: Album Review

Nicolas Masson: Travelers

Read "Travelers" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Il sassofonista e clarinettista svizzero Nicolas Masson è qui alla testa di una formazione di connazionali che include il ben noto trio del pianista Colin Vallon, autore di diversi dischi per ECM e di supporto anche alla cantante di origini albanesi Elina Duni. Di fatto questo quartetto, noto proprio con il nome che intitola questo album, ...

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Travelers

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Gagarine; Fuchsia; Almost Forty; The Deep; Travelers; Philadelphia; Wood; Blurred; Jura.

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Article: Year in Review

John Kelman's Best Releases of 2018

Read "John Kelman's Best Releases of 2018" reviewed by John Kelman


Once again, the chronic health problem that has reduced my writing pace to a crawl continues without any respite. My best of the year lists have traditionally been predicated upon having reviewed the releases chosen, but with only a relative handful of reviews to choose from this year (and with those choices, more than ever now, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Tom Barford, Hugh Masakela and Count Basie

Read "Tom Barford, Hugh Masakela and Count Basie" reviewed by Bob Osborne


The debut album from British saxophonist, composer and 2017 winner of the Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize, Tom Barford, is the featured release on this show. Also featured is a great collection of early Hugh Masakela recordings, and some classic Count Basie cuts. In between jazz rock from Gong and a selection of brand new releases.

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Article: Album Review

Nicolas Masson: Travelers

Read "Travelers" reviewed by John Kelman


Following two recordings for ECM Records as a member of the cooperative Third Reel (including the trio's self-titled 2013 debut), reed multi-instrumentalist Nicolas Masson strikes out on his own with Travelers, his first album as a leader for the label. Third Reel's Swiss/Italian lineup of reeds, guitar (Roberto Pianca) and drums (Emanuele Maniscalco), along ...


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