It’s music from Switzerland when the minimalist jazz ensemble, Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin come in to play live. The ECM band create a music out cyclical interlocking patterns that evolve over time.
We pick the Best Echoes CDs of the Year at the halfway point. John Diliberto then runs them down from #25 to number 1. It begins with a band we’ve never heard of before and ends with an Icon of Echoes. We’ll hear from artists who put out signature releases, others reaching for ambitious highs and still others reflecting on very long careers.