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Nik Bartsch

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.

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Albums

Nik Bartsch's Mobile: Continuum
Nik Bartsch's Mobile:...
ECM Records
2016
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Continuum
Continuum
ECM Records
2016
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Nik Bartsch's Ronin: Live
Nik Bartsch's Ronin:...
ECM Records
2012
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Llyria
Llyria
ECM Records
2010
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Nik Bartsch's Ronin: Live
Nik Bartsch's Ronin:...
Ronin Rhythm Records
2007
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Holon
Holon
ECM Records
2007
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