Recently Deceased Swedish Pianist Esbjorn Svensson Interviewed at AAJ


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Esbjorn Svensson (e.s.t.)
Founder of the Swedish jazz trio, e.s.t., pianist Esbjörn Svensson and his trio were well-known for their jewel-like compositions and varied musical textures with albums including Seven Days of Falling (ACT, 2003) and Strange Place for Snow (ACT, 2002). Topping pop charts as well as garnering awards in Germany, the U.S. and Japan, e.s.t.'s lyricism and elastic imagination bridged both generations and genres since its inception in 1993.

Esbjörn Svensson died on June 14, 2008 in a diving accident off the coast of the fjords of Stockholm. He was 44 years old. His passing has left us a little poorer without his vision and his music.

In Esbjorn Svensson: Requiem, a previously unpublished interview conducted during the IAJE conference in 2006, Svensson spoke with AAJ contributor Elena Gillespie about the nature of music, life and the human condition.

To celebrate the release of e.s.t.'s final release, Leucocyte, out in Europe today on ACT Music, AAJ is featuring an in-depth, extended analysis of the disc by Managing Editor John Kelman. Read the review of Leucocyte here.

AAJ is also featuring a performance video of e.s.t., performing the title track from its 2006 ACT release, Tuesday Wonderland, as its Daily Video. Watch e.s.t. performing “Tuesday Wonderland" here.

AAJ is committed to providing the most extensive coverage available surrounding new releases, so be sure to check out all of our coverage for e.s.t.'s Leucocyte today.

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