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Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin – Awase (2018)

Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin – Awase (2018)

It’s a somewhat revamped Ronin, but Nik Bärtsch saw opportunity with those changes and exploited them. ‘Awase’ can move both your mind and your soul but the deceptively fresh approach it takes to get under the skin like that is the brilliance of Bärtsch and his Ronin quartet.

Nik Bärtsch’s Mobile – Continuum (2016)

Nik Bärtsch’s Mobile – Continuum (2016)

That Nik Bärtsch can apply his innovations so effectively with a bass-less combo and even with a small string section further validates the soundness of this unique approach.

S. Victor Aaron’s Top Albums for 2012, Part 4 of 4: Fusion Jazz

<<< Part Three, Whack Jazz In the final piece of these exhaustive, four-part salutes to the top releases of 2012, the fusion jazz records are surveyed.

Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin – Live (2012)

Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin – Live (2012)

Nik Bärtsch calls a concert a “meditative and explosive form of collaboration,” but exactly the same can be said about his and his band Ronin’s self-described “ritual groove music.”

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin – Llyria (2010)

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin – Llyria (2010)

by Pico It’s ritual groove music time again. The Swiss pianist and bandleader Nik Bärtsch has broken musical ground with his Ronin outfit, pioneering jazz that’s melodically sparse and rhythmically robust. Not dance music but very funky, not piano bar jazz but very soothing, Bärtsch and his crew create paradoxes that resolve themselves artfully. I first got a chance toRead More

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin – Holon (2008)

by Pico The composer and pianist from Zurich by the name of Nik Bärtsch and his band Ronin have just this week released their second major-label record. And even with having had the benefit is listening to Holon for a few weeks, now, it’s hard to tell if this record is supposed to be a simple pleasure or cerebral contentment.Read More

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