Kristjan Randalu, Ben Monder, Markku Ounaskari Absence

Absence

Kristjan Randalu, Ben Monder, Markku Ounaskari

Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on April 6, 2018 by ECM

Main artist: Kristjan Randalu

Genre: Jazz

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Album : 1 disk - 9 tracks Total length : 00:48:05

  1. 1 Forecast

    Copyright Controlled, MusicPublisher - Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer - Ben Monder, Guitar, MainArtist - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Markku Ounaskari, Drums, MainArtist - Kristjan Randalu, Composer, Piano, MainArtist - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer Copyright : ℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH

  2. 2 Lumi I

    Copyright Controlled, MusicPublisher - Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer - Ben Monder, Guitar, MainArtist - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Markku Ounaskari, Drums, MainArtist - Kristjan Randalu, Composer, Piano, MainArtist - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer Copyright : ℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH

  3. 3 Sisu

    Copyright Controlled, MusicPublisher - Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer - Ben Monder, Guitar, MainArtist - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Markku Ounaskari, Drums, MainArtist - Kristjan Randalu, Composer, Piano, MainArtist - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer Copyright : ℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH

  4. 4 Lumi II

    Copyright Controlled, MusicPublisher - Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer - Ben Monder, Guitar, MainArtist - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Markku Ounaskari, Drums, MainArtist - Kristjan Randalu, Composer, Piano, MainArtist - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer Copyright : ℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH

  5. 5 Escapism

    Copyright Controlled, MusicPublisher - Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer - Ben Monder, Guitar, MainArtist - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Markku Ounaskari, Drums, MainArtist - Kristjan Randalu, Composer, Piano, MainArtist - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer Copyright : ℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH

  6. 6 Adaption I

    Copyright Controlled, MusicPublisher - Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer - Ben Monder, Guitar, MainArtist - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Markku Ounaskari, Drums, MainArtist - Kristjan Randalu, Composer, Piano, MainArtist - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer Copyright : ℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH

  7. 7 Adaption II

    Copyright Controlled, MusicPublisher - Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer - Ben Monder, Guitar, MainArtist - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Markku Ounaskari, Drums, MainArtist - Kristjan Randalu, Composer, Piano, MainArtist - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer Copyright : ℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH

  8. 8 Partly Clouded

    Copyright Controlled, MusicPublisher - Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer - Ben Monder, Guitar, MainArtist - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Markku Ounaskari, Drums, MainArtist - Kristjan Randalu, Composer, Piano, MainArtist - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer Copyright : ℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH

  9. 9 Absence

    Copyright Controlled, MusicPublisher - Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer - Ben Monder, Guitar, MainArtist - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Markku Ounaskari, Drums, MainArtist - Kristjan Randalu, Composer, Piano, MainArtist - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer Copyright : ℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH

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For his debut on the ECM label, Estonian pianist Kristjan Randalu surrounded himself with American guitarist Ben Monder and Finnish drummer Markku Ounaskari. A combination suggested by Manfred Eicher, the producer of this album recorded at La Buissonne in the summer of 2017. Absence is first and foremost a beautiful introduction to the ample and rather lyrical style of play of the musician who says he’s been most influenced by his fellow countrymen and composers Erkki-Sven Tüür and Tõnu Kõrvits. A former student of John Taylor and Django Bates, Randalu studied classical music for a long time before turning his attention to jazz. A knowledge that transpires in his piano as well as his writing. His impressive technique and the narrative power of his improvisations give his musical universe a multitude of colours. A palette that Ben Monder – a very much-underrated guitarist – and Markku Ounaskari take hold of in unison. © Max Dembo/Qobuz

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