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Nik Bärtsch


With the zen-funk quintet RONIN founded in 2001, Nik Bärtsch, a composer and pianist from Zurich,- together with Kaspar Rast (drums), Björn Meyer (bass), Andi Pupato (percussion) and lately Sha (bass/contrabass clarinet), proceeds with his work on RITUAL GROOVE MUSIC. Their music consistently follows the same aesthetic vision under various instrumental guises: creating the maximum effect by minimal means. Despite the multiplicity of the band’s influences, Ronin’s music always possesses a strong individuality. They incorporate elements of disparate musical worlds, be they funk, new classical music or sounds from Japanese ritual music. However, these forms are never merely juxtaposed in a post-modernist fashion but instead amalgamated into a coherent new style


Article: Live Review

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2023

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2023" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Festival International de Jazz de Montreal Montreal, Quebec June 29-July 3, 2023 The 2023 festival continued the broad offering of free shows that was so prominent last year. They were frequently strong enough to vie with the ticketed concerts (which were also quite diverse and featured marquee artists from jazz and adjacent ...


Article: Live Review

Linda May Han Oh and Fabian Almazan At The MAC

Read "Linda May Han Oh and Fabian Almazan At The MAC" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Linda May Han Oh & Fabian Almazan The MAC jny:Belfast, N. Ireland 22 June, 2023 Partners on stage and partners off stage, Malaysian-born, jny:Perth-raised bassist Linda May Han Oh, and Cuban-born, jny:Miami-raised pianist Fabian Almazan, have been making music together for 17 years. More than just deeply-rooted empathy and intuition, ...


Article: Play This!

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Modul 45 (Live)

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

With Nik Bärtsch's composition-naming system consisting solely of numbered “Moduls," it can be a little tricky for even the well-versed fan to keep track of their favorite Ronin pieces. And indeed, one may still need a mnemonic for the title after hearing Ronin perform their signature concert piece--Modul 45--but the music itself will likely be quite ...


Article: Interview

Stephan Thelen: Of Sonar, Fractals And Interactive Complexity

Read "Stephan Thelen: Of Sonar, Fractals And Interactive Complexity" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

If you have been at all aware of the two-decade-old movement known as Swiss Minimalism, you've likely seen Stephan Thelen's name crop up. Lately, it would be fairly difficult not to. From 2018 to 2023 alone, his work as a leader in groups like Sonar and Fractal Sextet along with his Fractal Guitar series and other ...


Article: 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 ...


Article: In Pictures

Bergamo Jazz Festival 2023

Read "Bergamo Jazz Festival 2023" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti

A collection of photos from the Bergamo Jazz Festival in Bergamo, Donizetti Theater and other locations, directed by Maria Pia De Vito, from March 19, 2023, to March 26, 2023 featuring Hamid Drake honoring Alice Coltrane guest Shabaka Hutchings, Joey Baron Trio, PanOrchestra, Rita Marcotulli--Paolo Fresu Duo, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Lakecia Benjamin, Richard Galliano Trio, Richard ...


Article: Album Review

Marvin Blague: Epistrophal Astronomy: The Hidden Code of Thelonious Monk

Read "Epistrophal Astronomy: The Hidden Code of Thelonious Monk" reviewed by Geno Thackara

If you've ever wondered what planet Thelonious Monk came from, you are not alone. According to Marvin Blague, you're not wrong to wonder either. Like most jazz listeners, he was not sure what to make of Monk's clunky-sounding playing style on first listen. But where many of us gradually come to enjoy how the pianist used ...


Article: Festivals Talking

Enjoy Jazz Interviews: Tania Giannouli

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Along with fellow pianist Nik Bärtsch, the other Artist In Residence of this year's Enjoy Jazz festival is Tania Giannouli, from Athens. Like Bärtsch, she has also become a regular at the EJ concerts in Heidelberg, Mannheim and Ludwigshafen, although Giannouli has been appearing in more recent years. In 2020, your scribe caught her set at ...


Article: 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 ...


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