Just because it’s jazz doesn’t mean it can’t groove. The work of Nik Bartsch’s RONIN seems intent on that idea. The quartet’s work builds around cascading minimalist phrases, but never forgets the beat to back them up.
Download “Modul 17” by Nik Bartsch's RONIN here, and watch them play a series of pieces in the live video below. Bartsch and his group play at Le Poisson Rouge Monday night.