Nik Bärtsch's Ronin Awase

Awase

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on May 4, 2018 by ECM

Main artist: Nik Bärtsch's Ronin

Genre: Jazz > Contemporary Jazz

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Album : 1 disk - 6 tracks Total length : 01:05:19

  1. 1 Modul 60

    Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Nik Bärtsch's Ronin, MainArtist - Sha, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Nik Bärtsch, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Kaspar Rast, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Thomy Jordi, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  2. 2 Modul 58

    Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Nik Bärtsch's Ronin, MainArtist - Sha, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Nik Bärtsch, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Kaspar Rast, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Thomy Jordi, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  3. 3 A

    Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Nik Bärtsch's Ronin, MainArtist - Sha, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Nik Bärtsch, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Kaspar Rast, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Thomy Jordi, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Stefan Haslebacher, Composer Copyright : ℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  4. 4 Modul 36

    Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Nik Bärtsch's Ronin, MainArtist - Sha, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Nik Bärtsch, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Kaspar Rast, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Thomy Jordi, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  5. 5 Modul 34

    Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Nik Bärtsch's Ronin, MainArtist - Sha, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Nik Bärtsch, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Kaspar Rast, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Thomy Jordi, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  6. 6 Modul 59

    Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Nik Bärtsch's Ronin, MainArtist - Sha, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Nik Bärtsch, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Kaspar Rast, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Thomy Jordi, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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Once again, the spine, if not the heart of Awase isn’t Nik Bärtsch’s piano. Because whenever the Zurich musician gets his band Ronin going, he builds his music as well as his improvisations around Kaspar Rast’s XXL ability on the drums. As often with this self-proclaimed zen funk gang, the hypnotic power of rhythmic motifs gives a supreme unity to this jazz that sounds like no other. The term Awase comes from martial arts, meaning “moving together” in the sense of matching energies. A fitting metaphor for the dynamic precision, tessellated grooves and balletic minimalism of Bärtsch’s crew. Six years have passed since Ronin’s last release, a live recording in Europe and Japan between 2009 and 2011. In the meantime, the quintet has turned into a quartet and integrated a new bassist, Thomy Jordi. A completely new look for Ronin version 2018… A mutation that delivers a new form of freedom and flexibility in their approach to compositions. Their interactions and energy seem to compound! Once again it’s very hard to resist to the hypnotic power of the motifs they string together with superb fluidity over the 65 minutes of Awase. © Max Dembo/Qobuz

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