Nik Bärtsch at World Cafe Live

Where

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Map
215-222-1400

When

Wed, March 20, 2019
9:00 pm

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Musicians

Nik Bärtsch
Nik Bärtsch

keyboard

Thomy Jordi
Thomy Jordi

guitar

Sha
Sha

woodwind

About

Six years have passed since Live, the last release from Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin, the long gap bridged in 2015 with Continuum, an album from Mobile, Bärtsch’s all-acoustic project. “I wanted to give Ronin the peace and space it needed to develop,” says the Swiss composer-pianist. “Not to put it under pressure, and to take all the steps necessary before the next recordng.”

Awase, recorded at Studios La Buissonne in the South of France in October 2017 and pro- duced by Manfred Eicher, updates us on the progress of one of the most original bands around, as well as the present-day status of ritual groove music, Bärtsch’s all-purpose term for his self-invented idiom equidistant from jazz and funk and contemporary composition. Al- most by definition, rituals can’t be rushed, and Ronin has had some changes to absorb. With bassist Thomy Jordi replacing Björn Meyer in 2011, and percussionist Andi Pupato departing the following year, trimming the line-up from quintet to quartet, Ronin has gradually become a subtly different band. A leaner, more agile animal....

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