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Esbjörn Svensson Trio - E.S.T. LIVE ‘95

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The Esbjörn Svensson Trio, e.s.t. for short, are still celebrated today as one of the most important and influential European jazz bands of the last 20 years. In 1999, the three Swedes achieved their international breakthrough with ‘From Gagarin’s Point Of View’. A star rose in the musical sky and a unique world career followed. But sometimes stars shine for much longer than one thinks.
On ‘e.s.t. Live 95’ there are recordings that prove that this was also true for the Esbjörn Svensson Trio. The band, founded in 1993, found their very specific sound early on but it was not initially noticed outside its home country. In 1995, when the trio’s namesake still wore long hair and a headband, these recordings were made at various locations in Sweden. And whoever hears how the trio played back then is left breathless. Much of what distinguishes e.s.t. was already strongly pronounced here: the coherence and powerful grip of the playing; the catchy themes that immediately jump out at the listener and yet do not become clichéd; the fusion of the music of role models like Thelonious Monk and Keith Jarrett into a style of their own, always infected by the forward thrust of rock. Magical moments were saved for eternity by these recordings. Now this e.s.t. early work is available on double vinyl.
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