1

Awase

Awase by Nik Bärtsch

buy album

Nik Bärtsch

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2018
Duration: 01:05:19
Views: 2,888

Track Listing

Modul 60; Modul 58; A; Modul 36; Modul 34; Modul 59.

Personnel

Nik Bärtsch
Nik Bärtsch

keyboard

Additional Personnel / Information

Nik Bärtsch: piano; Sha: bass clarinet, alto saxophone; Thomy Jordi: bass; Kasper Rast: drums.

Album Description

“Awase”, a term from martial arts, means “moving together” in the sense of matching energies, a fitting metaphor for the dynamic precision, tessellated grooves and balletic minimalism of Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin. Six years have passed since the last release from the Swiss group. In the interim, trimmed from quintet to quartet size and with new bassist Thomy Jordi fully integrated, Ronin has become a subtly different band. Bärtsch speaks of a new-found freedom and flexibility in the approach to the material, with “greater transparency, more interaction, more joy in every performance”. The freedom here extends to revisiting early Bärtsch modules alongside new compositions including, for the first time on a Ronin record, a piece by reedman Sha. Awase was recorded at Studios La Buissonne in the south of France in October 2017 and produced by Manfred Eicher.


Tags

Reviews

Watch


Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and through our retail affiliations you'll support us in the process.


MUSICSTACK

Rare vinyl LPs and CDs from over 1,000 independent sellers

AMAZON

CDs, Vinyl, Blu-Ray DVDS, Prime membership, Alexa, SONOS and more

HD TRACKS

Specializing in high resolution and CD-quality downloads

CD UNIVERSE

Specializing in music, movies and video games

REVERB

Marketplace for new, used, and vintage instruments and gear

Album Reviews

Warmer Than Blood
Warmer Than Blood

Chris Montague

Perspectival
Perspectival

Sam Gill's Scattered

Pinball
Pinball

Pinball

Music from the Early 21st Century
Music from the Early 21st Century

Bobby Previte, Jamie Saft and Nels Cline

lena
lena

Anna Högberg Attack

Piano
Piano

Wynton Kelly

Patchouli Blue
Patchouli Blue

Bohren & der Club of Gore

Codes/Myths
Codes/Myths

Rempis/Rosaly Duo

Free Tracks

Insomnia
Insomnia

Live People Ensemble

It's Too Darn Hot
It's Too Darn Hot

Joyce Elaine Yuille

USS Rent-a-Car
USS Rent-a-Car

Mark Godfrey

Afrika
Afrika

Emiliano Sampaio