Michel Massot

Trio Massot - Florizoone – Horbaczewski With accordionist Tuur Florizoone and tuba player Michel Massot we find two inspired improvisers, born performers and refined composers on stage. Their dialogue with cellist Marine Horbaczewski creates a sober and controlled craziness. The unlikely combination and the abundant timbres of the tuba, trombone, accordion and cello build seductive, poetic miniatures. Their elegant repertoire of own compositions and free improvisation hovers between contemporary classical music and jazz. The trio released 2 CDs on Tuur Florizoone’s label Aventura Musica, Cinema Novo (2005) and Balades Ephémères (2011).

Michel Massot is a classically educated musician who, for over twenty-five years, has been demonstrating to the world how a tuba wants to be played. Michel was a hit in jazz ensembles like Trio Grande, Rêve d’ Éléphant, Kris Defoort’s Dreamtime, Mäâk’s Spirit, Trio Bravo, La Grande Formation and the French big band Tous Dehors. Furthermore he performed also with Louis Sclavis, Han Bennink, Evan Parker, Kenny Wheeler, Rabih Abou Khalil, Ictus and lots of other artists. Currently he teaches free improvisation at the Conservatoire de Liège.  

Productions with Michel Massot

Production Function
Secrets - (Current season)Tuba I Trombone
Secrets - (Season 2016-2017)Tuba I Trombone, Composition
Secrets - (Season 2015-2016)Tuba I Trombone, Composition