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Retrospective - The Very Best Of e.s.t. (vinyl)

Esbjörn Svensson Trio e.s.t.

Retrospective - The Very Best Of e.s.t. (vinyl)

Format: LP 12inch
Label: ACT music
UPC: 0614427902115
Catnr: ACTLP 90211
Release date: 11 May 2018
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Label
ACT music
UPC
0614427902115
Catalogue number
ACTLP 90211
Release date
11 May 2018
Album
Artist(s)
Composer(s)
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About the album

How to sum up the legacy of e.s.t. in words? As a jazz band, they created some of the most popular, enduring, forward-thinking and simply enjoyable music the genre has seen for many years. Over the course of a dozen albums released through ACT, both studio and live sessions, Esbjorn Svensson, Dan Berglund and Magnus Öström captured the hearts and minds of jazz fans with their innovative and imaginative approach to the classic piano trio setting. The first ever European band to feature on the front cover of US jazz bible Downbeat, they were undoubtedly one of the most popular groups to have come out of the genre.

Artist(s)

Magnus Öström (drums)

Magnus Öström was born on May 3rd, 1965 in Skultuna, Sweden as second son to local painter Arne and Siv Öström. His brother Tommy was three years older and influenced Magnus in his early years with his eclectic record collection including Jimmy Hendrix, Deep Purple, Almond Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. At the age of eight Magnus built his first drumkit out of his fathers empty paintcans and only a year later he started his first band together with a kid from across the street, Esbjörn Svensson. Magnus received his first real drumkit only one year later as a christmas present. Another year later he performed his first concert. The band was called ”Beware Of The Beginners”. In 1978 his brother took...
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Magnus Öström was born on May 3rd, 1965 in Skultuna, Sweden as second son to local painter Arne and Siv Öström. His brother Tommy was three years older and influenced Magnus in his early years with his eclectic record collection including Jimmy Hendrix, Deep Purple, Almond Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. At the age of eight Magnus built his first drumkit out of his fathers empty paintcans and only a year later he started his first band together with a kid from across the street, Esbjörn Svensson. Magnus received his first real drumkit only one year later as a christmas present. Another year later he performed his first concert. The band was called ”Beware Of The Beginners”.
In 1978 his brother took him to a concert of Billy Cobham with John McLaughlin. This experience turned his musical world upside down and got him into jazzrock. Aged 13 to 16 Magnus had several bands simultaneously together with Esbjörn Svensson playing all different styles, from dance-music to punk. From 1981 to 1983 Magnus studied at the music highschool (Gymnasium) in Västerås. During those years Esbjörn and Magnus had their first trio together. From 1983 to 1985 he then studied music at Sjöviks folk high-school.
In 1985 Magnus moved to Stockholm to study at the Royal Conservatory of Music. He immediately started to play in different bands on Stockholm ́s jazz scene. Between 1987 and 1992 he was a constant member of Monica Borrfors band, a well-known Swedish jazz vocalist who played mainly jazz standards and together they toured extensively throughout Sweden and beyond. ”Playing live, especially with a singer is the best school in the world for a young drummer”, he says.
In 1989 after a break of a few years Magnus and Esbjörn hooked up again and started jamming together. They formed a band called ”Stock Street B”. The setup included - amoung other gadgets - samplers and octapads with sampled vocals. ”It was too early for that kind of thing. No one understood what we were doing, really. They thought we were playing to backing-tracks but everything we did was live...!” In 1991 him and Esbjörn started the predecessor to e.s.t. and in 1992 Dan Berglund joined on bass. Together they recorded 12 albums and one concert DVD, toured the world several times over, sold hundreds of thousands of albums, and were titled the ”trio of the decade”. Nowadays e.s.t. are considered to have been the most influential band in jazz in the Noughties and their album ”Live in Hamburg” (ACT 6002-2) has been awarded ”Album of the Decade” by no lesser than the London Times. The career of e.s.t. came to a sudden, tragic end when Esbjörn Svensson died in a scuba diving accident on June 14, 2008.
Three years later, on Februar 25, 2011, Magnus Öström released “Thread of Life” (ACT 9525-2) – his debut as a leader and his first (musical) sign of life after the tragedy. Its haunting, dark music, drawing inspiration from jazz, progressive rock, drum’n’bass and minimal music was Öströms attempt of coping with the huge loss. On the song “Ballad for E”, Magnus Öström and Dan Berglund played together in the studio for the first time after Svenssons death – accompanied by the great e.s.t. fan Pat Metheny.
In July 2011, the German JazzBaltica Festival is paying tribute to Esbjörn Svensson and e.s.t. .
The highlight of the festival is an evening with music by and for Esbjörn Svensson, on which Magnus Öström not only performed with his “Thread of Life” band but also was hosting the programme.
In 2012, Magnus Öström received the „Echo Jazz“, Germany’s most important music award, as „best drummer international“ for „Thread of Life“. His performance of piece “Tears for Esbjörn”, together with pianist Iiro Rantala was an emotional peak of the award ceremony.
Four years after the death of Esbjörn Svensson, on March 30, 2012 with „301“ (ACT 9029-2) a new e.s.t. album was released – with previously unreleased studio material, produced by Magnus Öström and Dan Berglund. The album made it to #53 of the German popcharts and #1 of the jazzcharts. Also, since the release of “Liberetto” (ACT 9520-2) in February 2012, Magnus Öström is a permanent member of the band of bassist Lars Danielsson.
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Esbjörn Svensson (piano)

Esbjörn Svensson (1964 – 2008) Swedish Musician, Composer and Founder of e.s.t Esbjörn Svensson Trio. Esbjörn Svensson is one of the most well known and successful Swedish musicians of all time. His music and the way he played the piano can be described as energetic, experimental and innovative. It has its roots in jazz music but with influences from both classical music and pop/rock. Esbjörn was born in Skultuna 1964. His mother played classical music on the piano and his father listened to all the great jazz musicians on the radio and gramophone and Esbjörn himself listened to Radio Luxembourg to hear the latest pop and rock. After playing in different constellations of swedish jazz groups Esbjörn wanted to explore his own music...
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Esbjörn Svensson (1964 – 2008) Swedish Musician, Composer and Founder of e.s.t Esbjörn Svensson Trio.

Esbjörn Svensson is one of the most well known and successful Swedish musicians of all time. His music and the way he played the piano can be described as energetic, experimental and innovative. It has its roots in jazz music but with influences from both classical music and pop/rock.

Esbjörn was born in Skultuna 1964. His mother played classical music on the piano and his father listened to all the great jazz musicians on the radio and gramophone and Esbjörn himself listened to Radio Luxembourg to hear the latest pop and rock.

After playing in different constellations of swedish jazz groups Esbjörn wanted to explore his own music and started e.s.t Esbjörn Svensson Trio together with his childhood friend Magnus Öström, drums and Dan Berglund, base.

1993 e.s.t released their first album “When Everyone has Gone”, but it was with the album “From Gagarin’s Point of View ” in 1999 that they made their international breakthrough.

Touring almost 100 days a year created a great audience both in Europe and the rest of the world. To play live, meet the audience, and create music moments was the impulsion to be on tour and with their non boundary music they found their way to many non-jazz listeners around the world.

e.s.t recorded eleven studio albums and three live albums before Esbjörn died in an accident in June 2008. At this time e.s.t was one of Europe’s most successful Jazz trios with a career spanning over 15 years and the first ever European band to be featured on the front cover of US jazz bible Downbeat.

The trio’s last album “Leucocyte” was recorded in Sydney, Australia and was released posthumously a few months after Esbjörns passing,


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Composer(s)

Magnus Öström (drums)

Magnus Öström was born on May 3rd, 1965 in Skultuna, Sweden as second son to local painter Arne and Siv Öström. His brother Tommy was three years older and influenced Magnus in his early years with his eclectic record collection including Jimmy Hendrix, Deep Purple, Almond Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. At the age of eight Magnus built his first drumkit out of his fathers empty paintcans and only a year later he started his first band together with a kid from across the street, Esbjörn Svensson. Magnus received his first real drumkit only one year later as a christmas present. Another year later he performed his first concert. The band was called ”Beware Of The Beginners”. In 1978 his brother took...
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Magnus Öström was born on May 3rd, 1965 in Skultuna, Sweden as second son to local painter Arne and Siv Öström. His brother Tommy was three years older and influenced Magnus in his early years with his eclectic record collection including Jimmy Hendrix, Deep Purple, Almond Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. At the age of eight Magnus built his first drumkit out of his fathers empty paintcans and only a year later he started his first band together with a kid from across the street, Esbjörn Svensson. Magnus received his first real drumkit only one year later as a christmas present. Another year later he performed his first concert. The band was called ”Beware Of The Beginners”.
In 1978 his brother took him to a concert of Billy Cobham with John McLaughlin. This experience turned his musical world upside down and got him into jazzrock. Aged 13 to 16 Magnus had several bands simultaneously together with Esbjörn Svensson playing all different styles, from dance-music to punk. From 1981 to 1983 Magnus studied at the music highschool (Gymnasium) in Västerås. During those years Esbjörn and Magnus had their first trio together. From 1983 to 1985 he then studied music at Sjöviks folk high-school.
In 1985 Magnus moved to Stockholm to study at the Royal Conservatory of Music. He immediately started to play in different bands on Stockholm ́s jazz scene. Between 1987 and 1992 he was a constant member of Monica Borrfors band, a well-known Swedish jazz vocalist who played mainly jazz standards and together they toured extensively throughout Sweden and beyond. ”Playing live, especially with a singer is the best school in the world for a young drummer”, he says.
In 1989 after a break of a few years Magnus and Esbjörn hooked up again and started jamming together. They formed a band called ”Stock Street B”. The setup included - amoung other gadgets - samplers and octapads with sampled vocals. ”It was too early for that kind of thing. No one understood what we were doing, really. They thought we were playing to backing-tracks but everything we did was live...!” In 1991 him and Esbjörn started the predecessor to e.s.t. and in 1992 Dan Berglund joined on bass. Together they recorded 12 albums and one concert DVD, toured the world several times over, sold hundreds of thousands of albums, and were titled the ”trio of the decade”. Nowadays e.s.t. are considered to have been the most influential band in jazz in the Noughties and their album ”Live in Hamburg” (ACT 6002-2) has been awarded ”Album of the Decade” by no lesser than the London Times. The career of e.s.t. came to a sudden, tragic end when Esbjörn Svensson died in a scuba diving accident on June 14, 2008.
Three years later, on Februar 25, 2011, Magnus Öström released “Thread of Life” (ACT 9525-2) – his debut as a leader and his first (musical) sign of life after the tragedy. Its haunting, dark music, drawing inspiration from jazz, progressive rock, drum’n’bass and minimal music was Öströms attempt of coping with the huge loss. On the song “Ballad for E”, Magnus Öström and Dan Berglund played together in the studio for the first time after Svenssons death – accompanied by the great e.s.t. fan Pat Metheny.
In July 2011, the German JazzBaltica Festival is paying tribute to Esbjörn Svensson and e.s.t. .
The highlight of the festival is an evening with music by and for Esbjörn Svensson, on which Magnus Öström not only performed with his “Thread of Life” band but also was hosting the programme.
In 2012, Magnus Öström received the „Echo Jazz“, Germany’s most important music award, as „best drummer international“ for „Thread of Life“. His performance of piece “Tears for Esbjörn”, together with pianist Iiro Rantala was an emotional peak of the award ceremony.
Four years after the death of Esbjörn Svensson, on March 30, 2012 with „301“ (ACT 9029-2) a new e.s.t. album was released – with previously unreleased studio material, produced by Magnus Öström and Dan Berglund. The album made it to #53 of the German popcharts and #1 of the jazzcharts. Also, since the release of “Liberetto” (ACT 9520-2) in February 2012, Magnus Öström is a permanent member of the band of bassist Lars Danielsson.
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Esbjörn Svensson (piano)

Esbjörn Svensson (1964 – 2008) Swedish Musician, Composer and Founder of e.s.t Esbjörn Svensson Trio. Esbjörn Svensson is one of the most well known and successful Swedish musicians of all time. His music and the way he played the piano can be described as energetic, experimental and innovative. It has its roots in jazz music but with influences from both classical music and pop/rock. Esbjörn was born in Skultuna 1964. His mother played classical music on the piano and his father listened to all the great jazz musicians on the radio and gramophone and Esbjörn himself listened to Radio Luxembourg to hear the latest pop and rock. After playing in different constellations of swedish jazz groups Esbjörn wanted to explore his own music...
more

Esbjörn Svensson (1964 – 2008) Swedish Musician, Composer and Founder of e.s.t Esbjörn Svensson Trio.

Esbjörn Svensson is one of the most well known and successful Swedish musicians of all time. His music and the way he played the piano can be described as energetic, experimental and innovative. It has its roots in jazz music but with influences from both classical music and pop/rock.

Esbjörn was born in Skultuna 1964. His mother played classical music on the piano and his father listened to all the great jazz musicians on the radio and gramophone and Esbjörn himself listened to Radio Luxembourg to hear the latest pop and rock.

After playing in different constellations of swedish jazz groups Esbjörn wanted to explore his own music and started e.s.t Esbjörn Svensson Trio together with his childhood friend Magnus Öström, drums and Dan Berglund, base.

1993 e.s.t released their first album “When Everyone has Gone”, but it was with the album “From Gagarin’s Point of View ” in 1999 that they made their international breakthrough.

Touring almost 100 days a year created a great audience both in Europe and the rest of the world. To play live, meet the audience, and create music moments was the impulsion to be on tour and with their non boundary music they found their way to many non-jazz listeners around the world.

e.s.t recorded eleven studio albums and three live albums before Esbjörn died in an accident in June 2008. At this time e.s.t was one of Europe’s most successful Jazz trios with a career spanning over 15 years and the first ever European band to be featured on the front cover of US jazz bible Downbeat.

The trio’s last album “Leucocyte” was recorded in Sydney, Australia and was released posthumously a few months after Esbjörns passing,


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Disc #1
01.
From Gagarin's Point Of View
04:03
(Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson) Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson
02.
Dodge The Dodo
04:17
(Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson) Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson
03.
Good Morning Susie Soho
05:47
(Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson) Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson
04.
Spam-Boo-Limbo
04:36
(Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson) Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson
05.
Behind The Yashmark
10:08
(Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson) Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson
06.
Viaticum
06:46
(Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson) Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson
07.
Seven Days Of Falling
05:58
(Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson) Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson

Disc #2
01.
Strange Place For Snow
06:36
(Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson) Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson
02.
Believe, Beleft, Below
04:43
(Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson) Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson
03.
A Picture of Doris Travelling With Boris
05:35
(Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson) Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson
04.
Goldwrap
03:48
(Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson) Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson
05.
Dolores In A Shoestand
08:51
(Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson) Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson
06.
Leucocyte
03:41
(Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson) Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Esbjörn Svensson
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