Esbjörn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.)

  • April 27, 2018

Esbjörn Svensson Trio (or e.s.t.) was a Swedish jazz piano trio formed in 1993 consisting of Esbjörn Svensson (piano), Dan Berglund (double bass), and Magnus Öström (drums). The group disbanded after Svensson died in a scuba diving accident in Stockholm on 14 June 2008. The publication All About Jazz remarked that the loss “will surely deeply sadden music lovers everywhere.”

The trio deliberately blurred genres, with Svensson’s musical catholicism drawing upon a wide variety of artist influences. e.s.t. was also renowned for its vibrant style in live performances, often playing in rock and roll oriented venues to young crowds. It achieved great commercial success and critical acclaim throughout Europe.

This playlist features songs from several e.s.t. albums, including “A Strange Place For Snow”, “Seven Days of Falling”, “Platinum”, “Live in Montreux”, “Leucocyte”, “Live In London”, and “Tuesday Wonderland”.

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