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e.s.t. is a phenomenon: A jazz trio, which sees itself as a pop band that plays jazz, which broke with the tradition of leader and sidemen in favor of equality within its members, which not only plays jazz- venues but also venues usually reserved for rock bands, which uses light effects and fog-machines in their live shows, which gets a whole audience to sing-a-long with jazz-standards as eg. Thelonious Monk's "Bemsha Swing", is a trio that goes beyond the scope of the usual classic jazz trio. Their music can be found in the pop-charts and their videos are playing on MTV Scandinavia. With their unique soundscape, combining jazz with drum 'n' bass, electronic elements, funk rhythm, and pop and rock as well as European Classical music, e.s.t

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Tingvall Trio at eastPLUGGED

Read "Tingvall Trio at eastPLUGGED" reviewed by Phillip Woolever


Tingvall Trio Peace Church east PLUGGED Series Ratingen, Germany August 27, 2021 Even during a fully realized concert season, this rousing show by the Tingvall Trio would be a European circuit highlight. Coming as it did in these times of performance cancellations and postponements, the hundred minute ...

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Fano Jazz by the Sea 2021

Read "Fano Jazz by the Sea 2021" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Fano Varie sedi 23—31.7.2021 Nell'arco di nove giornate zeppe di iniziative, Fano Jazz by the Sea ha invaso vari punti della città adriatica, proponendo un cartellone ricco di progetti italiani e stranieri significativi dell'attuale ricerca musicale. Fra l'altro il festival rappresenta solo la punta dell'iceberg di un'articolata attività, estesa durante tutto l'anno ...

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3x3: Piano Trios: July 2021

Read "3x3: Piano Trios: July 2021" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Lest there be any doubt that the classic trio remains as malleable as ever, we have an eclectic batch exploring the range of what the format is capable of—familiar and conventional, or very much otherwise. Dahveed Behroozi Echos Sunnyside Records 2021 While Dahveed Behroozi's CV emphasizes his extensive ...

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Fryderyk HD: Sounds Good

Read "Sounds Good" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Fryderyk HD clearly knows his stuff in the jazz world and, just as clearly, considers it a jumping-off point more than a home niche. His first outing has all the marks of a fresh mind whirling with a myriad of ideas, and ready to try them all on for size. Thankfully, it is also the kind ...

Article: My Favourite Things

Sade Mangiaracina e il Questionario di Proust

Read "Sade Mangiaracina e il Questionario di Proust" reviewed by Paolo Peviani


Il tratto principale della mia musica Cerco di trasferire la mia idea di musica alle persone che la ascoltano, facendole entrare nel mio mondo fatto di storie, luoghi, persone e speranze. La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me Nei miei progetti mi piace suonare con persone con cui condivido ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Esbjorn Svensson

Jazz Musician of the Day: Esbjorn Svensson

All About Jazz is celebrating Esbjorn Svensson's birthday today! e.s.t. is a phenomenon: A jazz trio, which sees itself as a pop band that plays jazz, which broke with the tradition of leader and sidemen in favor of equality within its members, which not only plays jazz- venues but also venues usually reserved for rock bands, ...

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Johan Lindström Septett: On The Asylum

Read "On The Asylum" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Multi-instrumentalist and composer Johan Lindström issued his 2018 septet debut Music For Empty Halls (Moserobie Music) to global accolades. The unique set was nominated for a Swedish Grammy, an award which Lindström had captured on four previous occasions. The debut was noted for its unhurried and democratic approach to creative ensemble music. On the Asylum, the ...

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3x3: Piano Trios: January 2021

Read "3x3: Piano Trios: January 2021" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Eivind Austad New Orleans Trio That Feeling Losen Records 2020 To cue this one up without knowing anything about it, one would easily think it was an informal session or maybe a late-night club jam among jny: New Orleans natives. It couldn't matter less that the leader is Norwegian (visiting the ...

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PLS.trio: Cosmonauts

Read "Cosmonauts" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Five years passed between the debut release from PLS.trio and this follow-up. East River (Echo Chamber) was one of the best albums of 2015 and elevated the piano trio format in a way that had not been heard since the Esbjorn Svensson Trio first made their mark. The COVID-19 virus kept PLS.trio off the stage, and ...


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