Esjbjorn Svensson

Nils Landgren & Esbjoern Svensson - Swedish Folk Modern (2004) {ACT 9428-2}

Nils Landgren & Esbjoern Svensson - Swedish Folk Modern (2004) {ACT 9428-2}
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Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Folk Jazz / Trombone / Piano

Swedish Folk Modern first appeared in 1998 and was the first duo collaboration between Nils Landgren and Esbjörn Svensson. At the time the well-known German jazz journalist and pianist Michael Naura wrote: "Don’t ignore the CD Swedish Folk Modern, with first class Swedish improvisers Nils Landgren (trombone) and Esbjörn Svensson (piano). At last something beautiful after all the rubbish which is appearing on the market. This CD release became a worldwide success and was followed by the CD Layers Of Light (ACT 9281-2) in 2001.
Esbjorn Svensson Trio - Retrospective - The Very Best Of E.S.T. (2009) {ACT Music 9021-2}

Esbjorn Svensson Trio - Retrospective - The Very Best Of E.S.T. (2009) {ACT Music 9021-2}
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Jazz / Modern Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Piano Trio

Despite the fact that 2008’ Leucocyte, would be the Esbjörn Svensson Trio's final album due to the tragic scuba diving accident that killed Svensson, this was a band that had traversed such wide musical territory they deserved a retrospective treatment simply to sum up what had transpired between the release of 1993’s When Everyone Has Gone and that premature finale. While this 70-minute single disc doesn’t contain any unreleased material, or pre-1999 material (in favor of presenting the trio’s fully developed aesthetic), it is beautifully compiled.
Nils Landgren & Esbjorn Svensson - Layers of Light (2001) {ACT Music 9281-2}

Nils Landgren & Esbjorn Svensson - Layers of Light (2001) {ACT Music 9281-2}
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Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Folk Jazz / Trombone / Piano

It was through the influence of Landgren and Svensson’s former teacher Bengt-Arne Wallin, who recorded the landmark album “Old Folklore In Swedish Modern” back in 1962 (ACT 9254-2), that Svensson and Landgren were inspired to make a duo album centered around folk songs. In August 1997 both went into the studio and with only trombone and piano recorded Swedish Folk Modern (ACT 9257-2). Their improvised treatments of the classic songs of the folk culture not only impressed the public; it brought praise from the press.

Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.) - Leucocyte (2008) {ACT 9018-2}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 25, 2017
Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.) - Leucocyte (2008) {ACT 9018-2}

Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.) - Leucocyte (2008) {ACT 9018-2}
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Jazz / Modern Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Piano Trio

It's a damn shame that Leucocyte is the final studio album by the Esbjörn Svensson Trio. Svensson died in a tragic diving accident in June of 2008, shortly after this set was finished. More than any other recording issued by this excellent band, Leucocyte captures the art of music making at the moment of conception; it was recorded as live-in-the-studio improvisation over two days in an Australian studio. It was completely finished, post-production and all, with a release date before Svensson's death. The words "post-production" mean plenty when it comes to E.S.T.'s music. The trio often recorded and added sonic effects to their structured, composed pieces. It underscored their hip sophistication and accessibility. It made them a hit with both jazz fans and younger audiences who listen to Radiohead, Sigur Rós, and even heavy metal more than jazz.

Esbjorn Svensson Trio - E.S.T. Symphony (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 27, 2016
Esbjorn Svensson Trio - E.S.T. Symphony (2016) [TR24][OF]

Esbjorn Svensson Trio - E.S.T. Symphony
Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 77:74 min | 1.48 GB | Digital booklet
Label: ACT Music | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

With their all-embracing vision of jazz, Esbjörn Svensson Trio (pianist Esbjörn Svensson, bassist Dan Berglund and drummer Magnus Oström) was without doubt one of the most widely admired and influential European instrumental ensembles in the first decade of the new millennium. e.s.t., as they came to be known, rode the crest of a wave with their combination of highly singable themes, mesmerizingly chilled grooves and visually stimulating, high energy live performances.
Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.) - Live In Hamburg (2007) {2CD ACT Music ACT 6002-2}

Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.) - Live In Hamburg (2007) {2CD ACT Music ACT 6002-2}
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Jazz / Modern Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Piano Trio

The “Jazz album of the decade 2000 – 2010” (London Times). In a word: wow. Since their 1993 debut album, the Esbjörn Svensson Trio, or E.S.T., as it is usually called, have taken the jazz world by storm, winning numerous awards, playing sold-out world tours, topping the charts, and generally enjoying a popularity that's exceeded that of almost any other jazz group in years. The trio was also the first European jazz group to grace the cover of Down Beat magazine, which led to long discussions about the heritage of jazz and the validity of European jazz; and, naturally, it caused some listeners to perceive an artificial hype and discredit the band for simply not being as brilliant as everyone says they are.
Esbjorn Svensson Trio (E.S.T.) - Somewhere Else Before (2001) {Columbia-SuperStudio Gul CK85834}

Esbjorn Svensson Trio (E.S.T.) - Somewhere Else Before (2001) {Columbia-SuperStudio Gul CK85834}
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Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Piano Trio

Though jazz was born and bred in the United States, its influence long ago spread throughout the world, and its popularity overseas has continued to grow even as its significance on the American music scene has waned. This Swedish group, also known as the Esbjörn Svensson Trio, is among the jazz trios to land on North American shores, and their acoustic jazz sound seems certain to build a following in the States.
Esbjorn Svensson Trio - Winter In Venice (1997) {SuperStudio Gul}

Esbjorn Svensson Trio - Winter In Venice (1997) {SuperStudio Gul}
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Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Piano

"Winter in Venice" is the band’s fourth CD, following "When Everyone Has Gone" (Dragon, 1993), "Mr. And Mrs. Handkerchief" (Prophone, 1995), and "EST Plays Monk" (BMG, 1997). "Winter in Venice" is at the same time the group’s first CD, in that it is the first independent profile that exhibits the three musicians in their present form. The 13 original compositions show them as sensitive masters of communication with the penchant for transforming simple, pretty melodies into complex networks of motifs.

Esbjorn Svensson Trio - Plays Monk (1996) {ACT Music}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 8, 2015
Esbjorn Svensson Trio - Plays Monk (1996) {ACT Music}

Esbjorn Svensson Trio - Plays Monk (1996) {ACT Music}
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Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Piano

Thelonius Monk was one of the truly great piano geniuses on the international jazz scene.Esbjörn Svensson is one of the truly great piano talents on the Scandinavian jazz scene.In some way you knew that they had to meet sooner or later. At last spiritually. And musically. "Plays Monk" is the telling title of the CD from 1996 by Esbjörn Svensson Trio (EST), now released on ACT. Ten of the most beloved songs by Monk, from nocturnal, lovingly caressing "`Round Midnight" to the gay and sprightly "Rhythm-A-Ning", gets here a becomingly shining new colour.
Esbjorn Svensson Trio - When Everyone Has Gone (1993) {2004 Japan diskUnion Edition DIW-480}

Esbjorn Svensson Trio - When Everyone Has Gone (1993) {2004 Japan diskUnion Edition DIW-480}
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Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Piano / Electronic

Clearly it's difficult to listen to any jazz recording without making comparisons with other great artists who have gone before them. In the last couple of decades, the position occupied by Keith Jarrett's Standards Trio has almost demanded that such comparisons should be made with them, and those who are fans of Jarrett will not be disappointed here. But this 1993 (and also pre-ACT) recording in the wide-ranging catalogue of the Esbjorn Svensson Trio not only establishes them as artists who march to the beat of their own orignal drum, but offers the listener a signpost to how the trio would emerge over the next decade or so.