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72 Jazz Thrillers

The Most Exciting Jazz Albums Since 1969: 2017-2020

Read "The Most Exciting Jazz Albums Since 1969: 2017-2020" reviewed by Robert Middleton

As we start to wind down to the 72nd jazz thriller, in our penultimate collection of half a dozen jazz thrillers this week, it becomes clear that brilliant, compelling music comes in all shapes and sizes. From an understated quartet from Germany to an Aaron Parks masterpiece, all of these albums deserve a place in the hallowed halls of great jazz albums. 72 Thrilling Jazz Albums, Part 11: 2017-2020 61 Nubya's 5ive Nubya Garcia

Play This!

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Modul 45 (Live)

Read "Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Modul 45 (Live)" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

Radio & Podcasts

New Releases With London Brew, Travis Larsen. Plus Nik Bartsch And Stephan Thelen

Read "New Releases With London Brew, Travis Larsen. Plus Nik Bartsch And Stephan Thelen" reviewed by Len Davis

New and recent releases from London Brew referencing Miles Davis, Norwegian guitarist Tore Morten Andreasson, Italian guitarist Camila Sperati and Travis Larsen Band. Allan Holdsworth's Legacy. Nik Bartsch from his ECM release Continuum, Stephan Thelen from Fractal Guitar 3 and Vital Information from Show 'em Where You Live.Playlist London Brew “Miles Chases New Voodoo In The Church" from London Brew (Concord Jazz) 00:00 Tore Morten Andreasson “Akrotiri" from Ancient Ruins (Neovision) 0:08:03 Camila Sperati “Tropical Journey" from Moonrise ...

Festivals Talking

Enjoy Jazz Interviews: Nik Bärtsch

Read "Enjoy Jazz Interviews: Nik Bärtsch" reviewed by Martin Longley

The Swiss pianist Nik Bärtsch has become a virtual fixture of the Enjoy Jazz festival, which customarily inhabits at least three cities in southern Germany. It sprawls across all of October and half of November, presenting at least one performance each night in Heidelberg, Mannheim or Ludwigshafen. Sometimes there will be two or even three gigs on certain days, in different cities, and occasionally the town of Schwetzingen is used, famed for its Rococo Theatre. In 2020, Bärtsch ...

Radio & Podcasts

Music from Quique Ramirez and Michel Stekelenburg, plus Sonar and Nik Bartsch

Read "Music from Quique Ramirez and Michel Stekelenburg, plus Sonar and Nik Bartsch" reviewed by Len Davis

New music from the Netherlands with Trio Onoda, drummer Quique Ramirez with special guest David Binney, minimalist sounds from Sonar featuring David Torn, and Nik Bartsch from Awase. Jing Chi, Protocol and Allan Holdsworth.Playlist Michel Stekelenburg “Consecotalephobia" from Trio Onoda (Zennez) 00:00 Quique Ramirez “The Microtiming Man" from Through The Darkness (Self Produced) 07:16 Sonar “Tunnel Drive" from Transeportation Vol 1 (Rare Noise) 14:31 Nik Bartsch “Module 34" from Awase (ECM) 21:52 MSM Schmidt “Medusa" from Life (Laika) ...

In Pictures

Jazz & Wine of Peace 2021, Part 1-2

Read "Jazz & Wine of Peace 2021, Part 1-2" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti

Album Review

Nik Bärtsch: Entendre

Read "Entendre" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Amidst the different shifting contexts that Nik Bärtsch has used to explore his unique minimalist-groove style known as Zen funk—his counterpart Ronin and Mobile groups having gone through a few changes and sometimes expanded with extra members as Ronin Rhythm Clan—it's a rare pleasure to simply hear him on his own. His compositions are titled as “Modul"s because their building blocks are meant to be adaptable to any number of different combinations or band lineups, and they're no less fascinating ...


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