Jessica Nicholas:

Ritual grooves

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Page added May 19, 2016 Updated Jun 15, 2016

Pianist Nik Bartsch has reconvened his '90s acoustic group, Mobile, adding strings to enrich the music's trance-like rhythms on 'Continuum.'

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We'll sample several tracks from the new album on this episode, along with a new live release from the Australian-Japanese outfit Orbirturtle. We'll also hear from Ethi-jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke and his collaboration with Melbourne's Black Jesus Experience, and from a trio led by Israeli pianist Shai Maestro - both he and Astatke will be touring the country next month.

Tracks in this program

1. ‘Modul 4’ - Nik Bartsch's Mobile 
CD: Continuum, 2016

2. ‘Amalthea’ - Justin Mullens 
CD: The Cornucopiad, 2016

3. ‘Cocoon’ - Wolfert Brederode Trio
CD: Black Ice, 2016  

4. ‘Evolution’ - Joe Lovano with Paul Grabowsky Trio  
ABC Jazz / Jazztrack recording, 2015 MIJF

5. ‘Painting’ - Shai Maestro Trio
CD: Untold Stories, 2015

6. ‘Pinzin Kinzin’ - Avishai Cohen Trio 
CD: Gently Disturbed, 2008

7. ‘Hey Maddy’ - Simon Starr 
CD: 27/04, 2016

8. ‘Ein Gev Choro’ - Frock 
CD: Apogee, 2012

9. ‘Cool Baby’ - Kristin Berardi 
CD: Where Or When, 2015

10. ‘Modul 60’ - Nik Bartsch's Mobile
CD: Continuum, 2016

11. ‘If Roses Could Weep’ - Casey Moir Band 
CD: Rabbit Hole, 2016

12. ‘Part 1’ - Orbiturtle
CD: Live in Tokyo, 2016

13. ‘Sabye’ - Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience
CD: Cradle of Humanity, 2016 

14. ‘Boat People’ - Origami 
CD: Billy Tea to Burgers, 2015

Presenter: Jessica Nicholas
Image: Nik Bartsch's Website

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May 19, 2016. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Artist Biography


Nik Bärtsch (born 3 August 1971) is a Swiss pianist, composer and producer from Zurich. Life: He began studying piano and percussion at the age of 8. In 1997 he graduated from the Musikhochschule Zürich. Between the years of 1989 and 2001 he studied philosophy, linguistics and musicology at the University of Zurich. He was an Instructor for 'Practical Aesthetics' at the 'Musikhochschule...

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