Format: CD
Release Date: 4/6/2018
Album Personnel: Ben Monder (Electric Guitar), Markku Ounaskari (Drums)
Label: ECM Records
Style(s): Free
Availability: Backorder

Estonian pianist Kristjan Randalu makes his ECM debut with a striking album of his own rigorous-yet-lyrical music, sensitively played by a trio formed especially for this recording, with US guitarist Ben Monder and Finnish drummer Markku Ounaskari. As an improviser of prodigious technique, once described by Herbie Hancock as “a dazzling piano player”, Randalu’s affinities are with the jazz musicians, but the forms and dynamics of his pieces also reflect a discerning sense of structure, and he has cited composers  Erkki-Sven Tüür and Tõnu Kõrvits amongst his mentors. Absence was recorded at Studios La Buissonne in the south of France in July 2017 and produced by Manfred Eicher.

1. Forecast
Length: 09:27
2. Lumi No. 1
Length: 05:11
3. Sisu
Length: 04:52
4. Lumi No. 2
Length: 03:22
5. Escapism
Length: 06:06
6. Adaption No. 1
Length: 03:07
7. Adaption No. 2
Length: 05:55
8. Partly Clouded
Length: 05:12
9. Absence
Length: 04:49
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 48:01
UPC: 602567226796