Adam Benjamin is best known for his work in plugged-in bands like Kneebody and Dave Douglas’ Keystone. On Long Gone, his second solo piano album, he stays acoustic with occasional brief colorations from the Fender Rhodes. The album was recorded in Maxine Studio in Milan, Italy, and the sonic quality is airless and hard-edged. Since Benjamin’s keyboard touch is aggressive, even combative, this is a solo piano recording with a harsh glare.
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