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Kristjan Randalu, Ben Monder, Markku Ounaskari

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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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Forecast 00:09:34

Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ben Monder, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Markku Ounaskari, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Kristjan Randalu, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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Lumi I 00:05:08

Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ben Monder, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Markku Ounaskari, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Kristjan Randalu, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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Sisu 00:04:52

Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ben Monder, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Markku Ounaskari, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Kristjan Randalu, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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Lumi II 00:03:23

Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ben Monder, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Markku Ounaskari, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Kristjan Randalu, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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Escapism 00:06:07

Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ben Monder, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Markku Ounaskari, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Kristjan Randalu, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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Adaption I 00:03:07

Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ben Monder, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Markku Ounaskari, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Kristjan Randalu, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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Adaption II 00:05:54

Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ben Monder, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Markku Ounaskari, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Kristjan Randalu, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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Partly Clouded 00:05:13

Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ben Monder, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Markku Ounaskari, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Kristjan Randalu, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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Absence 00:04:47

Gerard De Haro, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ben Monder, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Markku Ounaskari, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Kristjan Randalu, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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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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