Michel MASSOT studied tuba and trombone at the Conservatoire Royal and the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Liege.
He was involved very soon with the avant garde musical scene, a.o. with Garrett LIST, Henri POUSSEUR, Jean-Pierre PEUVION, etc...
He founded Trio BRAVO with saxophonist Fabrizio CASSOL and drummer Michel DEBRULLE. The trio recorded several albums and toured for 10 years in Europe, the USA and Canada.
With the replacement of Fabrizio CASSOL by French saxophonist Laurent DEHORS, the trio was renamed TRIO GRANDE
Michel MASSOT participated in various groups such as:
LA GRANDE FORMATION a.o. with Garrett LIST
VARIATIONS ON A LOVE SUPREME with Kris DEFOORT and Fabrizio CASSOL
Tribute to Jaco PASTORIUS (Michel HATZIGEORGIOU)
ACT BIG BAND
Kris DEFOORT's DREAMTIME etc...
He also played in the soundtrack of the movie JUST FRIENDS, written by Michel HERR.
He founded the band BATHYSCAPHE 5 (CD).
He did solo performances as well as duos with trombone player Geoffroy DE MASURE.
He played a.o. with :
Claude BARTHELEMY (gt, F) -with Gary VALENTE (tb), Sofia DOMANCICH (p), Evan PARKER (sax), Hélène LABARRIERE (b), Mäâk's Spirit, Christof LAUER (ts), Wolfgang PUSCHNIG (as)-
Klaus KÖNIG Orchestra -with Louis SCLAVIS (cl), Kenny WHEELER (tp), Simon NABATOV (p), Tom RAINEY-, etc...
These days, Michel MASSOT is more and more active on the European stages with the Rêve d’Éléphant Orchestra and Trio Grande who he co-founded with Michel Debrulle.
He also plays with M. Ducret, H. Texier, Rabi Abou Khalil, Tous Dehors, the big band of French saxophonist Laurent DEHORS, Ictus, David Chevallier, etc.……….
Michel MASSOT teaches at the Liège Conservatory.
(See top of page for main discography)
Trio Bravo "Compact" (Igloo- igl 065)|
|Trio Bravo "Quatrième monde" (Igloo- igl 083)|
|Pierre Vaiana "Eldorado" (Igloo- igl 067)|
|Andy Emler "Méga octet" (Label Bleu LBLC 6533), 1990|
|Klaus König Orchestra"At the end of the universe" (Enja 6078 2), 1991|
|Trio Grande (Igloo igl 109), 1994|
|Bathyscaphe (Igloo igl 112), 1994 |
|Louise Avenue Let's take one more Carbon7) |
|Tous Dehors "Dans la rue" (CC Productions 987617), 1996|
|Tous Dehors "Dentiste" (Evidence EVDC 827), 1998 |