Now in digipak CD format.
"Names are important, a branch of magic, powerful juju. Dock In Absolute is a splendid name for a group. It promises something rugged and certain, and who the hell cares exactly what it means? There are times when a certain tentativeness is valued in jazz, as if musing half-consciously over a keyboard, drum set or bass is valuable in itself. What’s immediately striking about the music that comes out of this trio is how formidably certain it is...
Dock In Absolute don’t do standards as a rule, and certainly not here. This is an album packed with fascinating composition as well as terrific playing. ...You may not have heard them before, but you’ll know them from the first minute of the first track, and every time you hear them thereafter. For this is a band with real identity and the collective personality that Bill Evans always thought was the essence of (and an absolute necessity for) a working group". (B. Morton)
Recorded in Ludwigsburg on 14, 15, 16 December 2016 at Bauer Studios
Recording engineer Johannes Wohlleben
Photos by Kary Bathelmey and Tom Jungbluth (Trio)
Liner notes by Brian Morton