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Esbjorn Svensson: Viaticum

Read "Viaticum" reviewed by Renato Wardle

The Esbjörn Svensson Trio, a self-proclaimed “pop group that plays jazz," exists in between the musical realms of the ECM juggernaut Bobo Stenson Trio and art rockers Radiohead. Viaticum represents a culmination of years of relentless cooperative musical discovery for the group, which has been together since 1993.

This music, possessed of a cinematic ...

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The Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.): Viaticum

Read "Viaticum" reviewed by John Kelman

Together now for over a dozen years, e.s.t. has clearly developed a number of personal stylistic markers. Blending improvisation with a distinct pop sensibility that includes subtle use of electronics--with the exception of Dan Berglund's aggressive fuzztone arco bass--the trio has honed a sound incorporating elements of drum 'n' bass, electronica, funk, pop, classical and rock, ...