Esbjörn Svensson was born in Skultuna, which is about... 15 kilometers away from where I've lived my entire life. My friend's grandmother was his teacher in elementary school and I still hadn't heard of e.s.t until this week. This band will define this year's autumn for me. Brilliant music. Wish I'd found him while he was still alive.
If you're an E.S.T. fan like me, whose missing Esbjorn - check out his bandmates' new albums. ///// Drummer - Magnus Ostrom http://www.last.fm/music/Magnus+%C3%96str%C3%B6m I love this album! To me, it captures everything I loved about E.S.T. And Magnus, Dan & Pat Metheny reunite on 'Ballad for E' - a beautiful tribute to their late friend. ///// Bassist - Dan Bergland's Tonbruket http://www.last.fm/music/Tonbruket Another great album; more experimental & postrock.
Björkviks Brygga, where Esbjörn sadly lost his life, is truly a cursed place. I was taking the bus to a friend and due to Stockholms lousy public transport information i accidentally got off at Björkviks Brygga. It was in the middle of the night, it was pitch black and freezing cold, i had to walk for like an hour to get to my destination. At the time i wasn't familiar with Esbjörn or his work, but in retrospect i shudder at the sight of those cold waters just a tad bit more knowing that they took one of my favourite musicians away from us.
Are they doing any concerts soon? I cannot find any concert dates for them anywhere... I am going to Norway in July and it would be my dream to see them play. Sweden isn't that far away.. Can someone please help?
was a concert from "burghausen-jazz-fest 03" in german tv yesterday. we loved it. was the best tv-evening we had fo ages. tyvm. we miss you! I am very looking forward to the SACD-Tuesday Wonderland, which I bought, reaching me next. endlessly urs nic
New album "301" will be released 30.03.2012! The music is from the "Leucocyte" sessions and was intended to be released alongside that album. Read more about it here (in german): http://www.actmusic.com/news_archive.php?detail=1&news_id=331&start=1&language=de
the closest I know to EST are [artist]Yaron Herman Trio[/artist] and [artist]Jef Neve Trio[/artist]. Also maybe more minimalistic but with similar sound aesthetics would be [artist]Nik Bärtsch's Ronin[/artist].