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Label: ECM
Quality: FLAC 16 bits 44.1kHz
mp3 and booklet included
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Modul 41_17 - Lörrach Modul 41_17 - Lörrach 16:38    
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Track length:16:38
Artist: Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Performer: Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Ronin Rhythm Productions
Composer: Nik Bärtsch
ISRC: DEB331230201
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Modul 35 - Leipzig Modul 35 - Leipzig 11:31    
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Track length:11:31
Artist: Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Performer: Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Ronin Rhythm Productions
Composer: Nik Bärtsch
ISRC: DEB331230202
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Modul 42 - Wien Modul 42 - Wien 8:09    
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Track length:8:09
Artist: Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Performer: Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Ronin Rhythm Productions
Composer: Nik Bärtsch
ISRC: DEB331230203
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Modul 17 - Tokyo Modul 17 - Tokyo 8:58    
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Track length:8:58
Artist: Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Performer: Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Ronin Rhythm Productions
Composer: Nik Bärtsch
ISRC: DEB331230204
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Modul 22 - Amsterdam Modul 22 - Amsterdam 14:45    
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Track length:14:45
Artist: Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Performer: Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Ronin Rhythm Productions
Composer: Nik Bärtsch
ISRC: DEB331230205
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Modul 45 - Mannheim Modul 45 - Mannheim 13:11    
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Track length:13:11
Artist: Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Performer: Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Ronin Rhythm Productions
Composer: Nik Bärtsch
ISRC: DEB331230301
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Modul 48 - Gateshead Modul 48 - Gateshead 8:37    
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Track length:8:37
Artist: Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Performer: Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Ronin Rhythm Productions
Composer: Nik Bärtsch
ISRC: DEB331230302
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Modul 47 - Mannheim Modul 47 - Mannheim 13:11    
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Track length:13:11
Artist: Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Performer: Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Ronin Rhythm Productions
Composer: Nik Bärtsch
ISRC: DEB331230303
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Modul 55 - Salzau Modul 55 - Salzau 10:00    
Album only
Track length:10:00
Artist: Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Performer: Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Ronin Rhythm Productions
Composer: Nik Bärtsch
ISRC: DEB331230304
Digital booklet Album only

Nik Bärtsch - piano
Sha - alto saxophone, bass clarinet
Björn Meyer - bass
Thomy Jordi - bass (on Modul 55)
Kaspar Rast - drums
Andi Pupato - percussion

Recorded between 2009 and 2011

Ronin around the world: a powerful and atmospheric concert recording with music captured in Germany, Austria, Holland, England, and Japan, a double-album which transmits the live impact of Nik Bärtsch’s band and its enveloping modular groove music of interlocking rhythms. It’s also a set that marks the end of an era and the transition into a new one. These are the last recordings of Ronin with Björn Meyer’s elegantly-leaping bass guitar as one of the lead voices, and Bärtsch views the album as partly a tribute to Meyer’s long tenure with the band. New bassist Thomy Jordi, meanwhile, makes an impressive entrance on “Modul 55”, but it’s most often the whole band, as a unified field of force, that commands the listener’s attention.

About Nik Bärtsch's Ronin:

Born 1971 in Zurich. Pianist, composer and producer. Instruction in piano and percussion from the age 8. 1997 Graduation from the 'Musikhoch-schule Zürich'. 1989-2001 studies in philosophy, linguistics and musico-logy at the University of Zurich. 2003-04 stay in Japan. Ongoing work on his RITUAL GROOVE MUSIC as pianist and composer. Leader of zen-funk quintet RONIN (since 2001; with Kaspar Rast, Björn Meyer, Andi Pupato & Sha) and MOBILE (since 1997). Teacher for ‘practical aesthetics’ at the 'Musikhochschule Zürich/Winterthur' (2000-03). Numerous awards from 1999, including the jazz priority award of Swiss Arts Council in 2006.