Ecstasy through asceticism

One of Switzerland’s most creative jazz pianists, Nik Bärtsch, together with the group he leads, RONIN, will be performing on March 12 at the ICA in London.
Beyond my personal enthusiasm (that’s a euphemism) for this group, there is actually a reason for me to post this here: their approach to jazz is deeply meditative. They call this zen-funk. (Click here for free tracks: )
Perhaps you need to like (ECM) jazz quite a lot, but I have personally found myself in an medidative/ecstatic state every time I’ve been to one of their concerts. I can only recommend…
by Nic.

POSTED 24.02.10 BY: ianmobsby | Comments (1)

One Response to “Ecstasy through asceticism”

  1. On March 22nd, 2010 at 9:19 am ianmobsby said:

    Jonny Spoor said…
    Thanks for putting this link up have been really enjoying this. Reminds me a lot of minimalists a la Reich, Glass etc but with a lot more funk..

    Wish I could make it to the ICA but it’s a bit of a journey from here.