Bärtsch, Nik / Mobile - Continuum

SKU 28-ECMB002462702.2
Like most everyone outside of Switzerland, I first heard of Nik Bärtsch via his releases with his band Ronin, when he signed with ECM.
But he has been at it for a long time and he has a number of ensembles besides Ronin.
Mobile is a larger band than Ronin with a string quintet!

Nik Bärtsch is one of the very few artists left in my old age that I will simply buy because he never disappoints me! And this one is absolutely fantastic.
Nik Bärtsch: piano
Sha: bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet
Kaspar Rast: drums, percussion
Nicolas Stocker: drums, tuned percussion
Etienne Abelin: violin
Ola Sendecki: violin
David Schnee: viola
Solme Hong: cello
Ambrosius Huber: cello

"After four ECM recordings with his other band Ronin, Bartsch presents this new album featuring Mobile augmented on three pieces by a string quintet. Textures from jazz, funk, new music, minimal as well as ritual and sacred music are organically interwoven with Bartsch and his partners aiming for an energetic total group sound rather than displays of soloistic virtuosity."
  • LabelECM
  • UPC602547593689
Your Price $19.00

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