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Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.): Live in Hamburg

Read "Live in Hamburg" reviewed by John Kelman

A lot has happened to e.s.t. since its last live album, Live '95 (ACT, 2001). By the time that album hit the streets the trio had already become one of Europe's most successful jazz acts and was beginning to make inroads into the North American market. But e.s.t was still young and hungry when it was ...

Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.): Tuesday Wonderland

Read "Tuesday Wonderland" reviewed by John Kelman

For its first release to be distributed by a major label since Strange Place for Snow (Columbia, 2002), the Esöjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.) continues to mine and expand the road traveled on Seven Days of Falling (215 Records, 2004) and Viaticum (215 Records, 2005). Tuesday Wonderland doesn't exactly break new ground for e.s.t., but equally it's ...

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Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.): Seven Days of Falling

Read "Seven Days of Falling" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

The Esbjörn Svensson Trio, or e.s.t. as it prefers to be known these days, brings luminosity to the art of the piano trio on this, its eighth recording. Credit these three players with a strong sense of musicality and the ability to go past the obvious and build layer upon layer of enticing sonority. The arrangements ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Esbjorn Svensson Trio (E.S.T.): Seven Days of Falling

Read "Seven Days of Falling" reviewed by John Kelman

Now in their tenth year, the Swedish piano trio e.s.t. has gradually evolved into a significant force on the European scene, playing to packed houses and releasing records that figure on jazz and pop charts. Why they've never managed to achieve the same level of success in North America is a mystery. The more elegant alternative ...

Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.): Strange Place For Snow

Read "Strange Place For Snow" reviewed by Jim Santella

Classic acoustic jazz need not be a mirror image of our record collections. The Esbjörn Svensson Trio proves that the art form can sound as fresh and new as it was when Bill Evans, Dave Brubeck, Marian McPartland, Oscar Peterson and Billy Taylor first began reaching out in new directions. Svensson, Dan Berglund and Magnus Öström ...