With their all-embracing vision of jazz, Esbjörn Svensson Trio (pianist Esbjörn Svensson, bassist Dan Berglund and drummer Magnus Oström) was without doubt one of the most widely admired and influential European instrumental ensembles in the first decade of the new millennium. e.s.t., as they came to be known, rode the crest of a wave with their combination of highly singable themes, mesmerizingly chilled grooves and visually stimulating, high energy ‘live’ performances. They filled large rock stadium venues and reached out to non-jazz audiences in a way that has not been equaled previously in the history of homegrown European jazz. e.s.t. regularly topped pop as well as jazz album sales charts and became the first band from Europe to make the front cover of the illustrious US jazz journal Downbeat.All the more tragic then, that on rea...
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Hans Ek / conductor & arranger
Marius Neset / saxophone
Verneri Pohjola / trumpet
Johan Lindström / pedal steel
Iiro Rantala / piano
Dan Berglund / bass
Magnus Öström / drums
Recorded at Konserthuset in Stockholm on June 10, 11 and 12, 2016 by Lars Nilsson, Michael Dahlvid and Joakim Nilsson.
Mixed and Mastered by Lars Nilsson at Nilento Studio in Gothenburg in June and July 2016.
Executive Producer: Burkhard Hopper