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Anders Aarum Trio: Absence in Mind

Pianist Anders Aarum, bassist Mats Eilertsen and drummer Thomas Stronen (him again) create a beautiful quiet storm on Absence in Mind (Jazzaway). Don’t start thinking this is an Anita Baker record: The music is soft but intense, like a gentle shower that precludes an outright storm-but the trio never gives in to thunder. The title Absence in Mind should give you an idea of what this band is about. (Hint: Think of a crusty jazz bromide.)

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