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Esbjorn Svensson

Born: April 16, 1964 | Died: June 14, 2008    Primary Instrument: Piano

Esbjorn Svensson

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. won an audience spanning from the classic jazz-fans to the youngest HipHop fans. Critics and audiences world-wide agree: e.s.t. is definitely one of the most innovative jazz bands of today....
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Leucocyte (2008)
Somewhere Else Before (2008)
Live In Hamburg (2007)
Tuesday Wonderland (2006)
Viaticum (2005)
Seven Days Of Falling (2003)
e.s.t. live in Stockholm (2003)
Strange Place For Snow (2002)
Good Morning Susie Soho (2000)
From Gagarin’s Point Of View (1999)
Winter In Venice (1997)
EST Plays Monk (1996)
EST Live '95 (1995)
When Everyone Has Gone (1993)

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