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Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.) - Live In Hamburg (2007) {2CD ACT Music ACT 6002-2}

Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.) - Live In Hamburg (2007) {2CD ACT Music ACT 6002-2}
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© 2007 ACT Music | ACT 6002-2
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Piano Trio

The “Jazz album of the decade 2000 – 2010” (London Times). In a word: wow. Since their 1993 debut album, the Esbjörn Svensson Trio, or E.S.T., as it is usually called, have taken the jazz world by storm, winning numerous awards, playing sold-out world tours, topping the charts, and generally enjoying a popularity that's exceeded that of almost any other jazz group in years. The trio was also the first European jazz group to grace the cover of Down Beat magazine, which led to long discussions about the heritage of jazz and the validity of European jazz; and, naturally, it caused some listeners to perceive an artificial hype and discredit the band for simply not being as brilliant as everyone says they are.
Esbjorn Svensson Trio (E.S.T.) - Tuesday Wonderland (2006) {ACT Music SACD 9806-2}

Esbjorn Svensson Trio (E.S.T.) - Tuesday Wonderland (2006) {ACT Music SACD 9806-2}
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© 2006 ACT Music | SACD 9806-2
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Piano Trio

Sweden's preeminent jazz fusion band the Esbjörn Svensson Trio, named after the charismatic and inventive pianist, has been a sensation in Europe since the early '90s, capturing numerous Swedish Grammys (including one for Tuesday Wonderland long before its Stateside release), a French Grammy, and gold and platinum awards in their home country, Germany and France. But they deserve more than this – a medal, actually – for finding a unique blend of melodic jazz, classical, electronica and rock – that has earned them an audience of both older jazz lovers and trendy hip-hop kids. It speaks to the freshness of their vibe that their videos play regularly on MTV Scandinavia and they're the only European jazz band ever to grace the cover of Downbeat.

Esbjorn Svensson Trio - Plays Monk (1996) {ACT Music}  

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 8, 2015
Esbjorn Svensson Trio - Plays Monk (1996) {ACT Music}

Esbjorn Svensson Trio - Plays Monk (1996) {ACT Music}
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© 2000 ACT Music / Superstudio Gul | ACT 9010-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Piano

Thelonius Monk was one of the truly great piano geniuses on the international jazz scene.Esbjörn Svensson is one of the truly great piano talents on the Scandinavian jazz scene.In some way you knew that they had to meet sooner or later. At last spiritually. And musically. "Plays Monk" is the telling title of the CD from 1996 by Esbjörn Svensson Trio (EST), now released on ACT. Ten of the most beloved songs by Monk, from nocturnal, lovingly caressing "`Round Midnight" to the gay and sprightly "Rhythm-A-Ning", gets here a becomingly shining new colour.
Rigmor Gustafsson - When You Make Me Smile (2014) {ACT Music}

Rigmor Gustafsson - When You Make Me Smile (2014) {ACT Music}
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© 2014 ACT Music | 9728-2
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz

Rigmor Gustafsson has always known that her personality comes out best when singing melodious jazz. To do that realisation justice, she seeks out special music-making constellations and fascinating combinations. On When You Make me Smile , she now takes this to the next level: In addition to her working band , with the trusted companions Jonas Östholm on the piano, Martin Höper on bass and Jonas Holgersson on the drums, she not only gathers an illustrious team of guests around her, like the woodwind and flute player Magnus Lindgren, trombonist Karin Hammar and guitarist Max Schultz, but also an almost 30-strong orchestra. Together with the Dalasinfoniettan, one of the leading orchestras in Sweden, with a wealth of experience in many different styles, the music shines in symphonic splendour and is lent a colourful expressiveness. This represents the fulfilment of a heartfelt dream that Gustafsson has had for a long time.
Nils Landgren - Eternal Beauty (2014) {ACT Music} [repost]

Nils Landgren - Eternal Beauty (2014) {ACT Music}
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© 2014 ACT Music | ACT 9562-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Trombone / Vocal Jazz

Not only the trombonist Nils Landgren has built up an enormous fan base over the decades – with his Funk Unit, with big bands and alongside the greats of jazz music – so has the vocalist Nils Landgren. His clear, throaty and yet mellow voice is very distinctive, and perfect for ballads. Apart from on his Christmas anthology "Christmas With My friends," it could also be admired on "The Moon, The Stars And You" that came out two years ago.
Esbjorn Svensson Trio (E.S.T.) - Retrospective. The Very Best Of E.S.T. (2009) {ACT Music}

Esbjorn Svensson Trio (E.S.T.) - Retrospective. The Very Best Of E.S.T. (2009) {ACT Music}
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© 2009 ACT Music | 9021-2
Jazz / Post Bop

Despite the fact that 2008’ Leucocyte, would be the Esbjörn Svensson Trio's final album due to the tragic scuba diving accident that killed Svensson, this was a band that had traversed such wide musical territory they deserved a retrospective treatment simply to sum up what had transpired between the release of 1993’s When Everyone Has Gone and that premature finale. While this 70-minute single disc doesn’t contain any unreleased material, or pre-1999 material (in favor of presenting the trio’s fully developed aesthetic), it is beautifully compiled.
Esbjorn Svensson Trio (E.S.T.) - Live In Hamburg (2007) [2CD] {ACT Music} [repost]

Esbjorn Svensson Trio (E.S.T.) - Live In Hamburg (2007) [2CD] {ACT Music}
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© 2007 ACT Music | 6002-2
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Electronic / Piano

In a word: wow. Since their 1993 debut album, the Esbjörn Svensson Trio, or E.S.T., as it is usually called, have taken the jazz world by storm, winning numerous awards, playing sold-out world tours, topping the charts, and generally enjoying a popularity that's exceeded that of almost any other jazz group in years. The trio was also the first European jazz group to grace the cover of Down Beat magazine, which led to long discussions about the heritage of jazz and the validity of European jazz; and, naturally, it caused some listeners to perceive an artificial hype and discredit the band for simply not being as brilliant as everyone says they are.

Rudresh Mahanthappa - Bird Calls (2015) {ACT 9581-2}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Oct. 2, 2016
Rudresh Mahanthappa - Bird Calls (2015) {ACT 9581-2}

Rudresh Mahanthappa - Bird Calls (2015) {ACT 9581-2}
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© 2015 ACT Music | ACT 9581-2
Jazz / Modal Music / Post Bop / Saxophone

Inspired by his love of the music of legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker, Rudresh Mahanthappa pays homage to the late bebop innovator on 2015's Bird Calls. It was purportedly while breaking down Parker's performance on "Donna Lee" to help a student learn the infamously difficult song that saxophonist Mahanthappa came up with the concept of a different way to interpret Parker's music. Taken in small, easily digestible bites, Mahanthappa began to hear Parker's architectural bop motifs less as swinging, blues-based jazz and more as modern classical or even avant-garde music.
Iiro Rantala, Lars Danielsson, Peter Erskine - How Long Is Now? (2016) {ACT 9823-2}

Iiro Rantala, Lars Danielsson, Peter Erskine - How Long Is Now? (2016) {ACT 9823-2}
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© 2016 ACT Music | ACT 9823-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Jazz / Modern Creative / Piano Trio

"Avoid the basic concept of the jazz piano trio and make it more groovy, with simple melodies” Iiro Rantala. After the album “My Working Class Hero,” dedicated to John Lennon and “Tears for Esbjörn,” a homage to the influential Swedish pianist, “How Long Is Now?” puts the spotlight fairly and squarely back on to the Finnish pianist, composer and life-force Iiro Rantala. This new trio album with Peter Erskine (drums) and Lars Danielsson (bass) constitutes a many-faceted summing-up of a happy and resoundingly creative phase of Rantala’s life. Rantala says of the new album: “I think this is one of those ‘composition is the king’ kind of projects. The theme, the writing, the mood of the composition are the most important things.” Seven of the thirteen compositions here are by Rantala himself, three tracks by the other players in the trio, and three more are by others who, in their different ways, have helped to construct Rantala’s appealing musical personality.
Esbjorn Svensson Trio (E.S.T.) - Viaticum & Live in Berlin (2005) {2 CD Set ACT-Platinum Edition}

Esbjorn Svensson Trio (E.S.T.) - Viaticum & Live in Berlin (2005) {2 CD Set ACT-Platinum Edition}
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© 2005 ACT Music | 6001-2
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Piano Trio

The Swedish trio e.s.t surpassed all expectations with the release of the album Viaticum (ACT 9015-2) in February 2005.Not only have the Swedes received the German Jazz Award in GOLD for their last three albums, but Viaticum attained a GOLD and a PLATINUM award just three months after release. An all-time record! At the same time the album made it into the Pop-Charts in Sweden (# 5), in Germany (# 45) and in France (# 60), and was chosen as "CD of the Month" by the magazines Stereo, Stereoplay, Piano News as well as Drums&Percussion. Viaticum received euphoric reviews from around Europe, which can be summed up in one sentence: "This is contemporary jazz at it's best" (FonoForum). Viaticum is on its way to being the most successful Instrumental-Jazz-CD of 2005.