Live (Nik Bärtsch album)

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Ronin Live
Live (Nik Bärtsch album).jpg
Live album by Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Released 2003
Recorded May 2002
Venue Moods, Zürich and Bee-Flat, Bern
Genre Jazz
Length 77:59
Label Tonus Music
TON 009
Producer Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Nik Bärtsch chronology
Hishiryo: Piano Solo
(2002)Hishiryo: Piano Solo2002

Live is a live album by Swiss pianist and composer Nik Bärtsch's band Ronin recorded in Switzerland in 2002 and first released on the Tonus Music label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos called it "compelling, commanding, well worth a close listen, and a prelude for things to be heard stateside. This may be a difficult recording to acquire, but worth the search".[2] On All About Jazz Budd Kopman noted "When listening to Live, it becomes clear that, while the feeling of improvisation, of taking off, of winging it, is very strong, where it is happening is frustratingly unclear".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Nik Bärtsch.

  1. "Modul 14" - 13:52
  2. "Modul 17" - 9:17
  3. "Modul 11" - 12:15
  4. "Modul 16" - 11:37
  5. "Modul 8_9" - 15:50
  6. "Modul 15" - 15:08



  1. ^ Discogs album entry accessed February 14, 2014
  2. ^ a b Nastos, M. G,, Allmusic Review accessed February 14, 2014
  3. ^ Kopman, B., Nik Bartsch: The Road To Stoa, June 28, 2007