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Nils Landgren Funk Unit - Unbreakable (2017) {ACT Music}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Aug. 5, 2017
Nils Landgren Funk Unit - Unbreakable (2017) {ACT Music}

Nils Landgren Funk Unit - Unbreakable (2017)
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Jazz, Funk | Label: ACT Music - ACT 9039-2

Some funk, some jazz and some straight-out party music, and when the likes of Ray Parker Jr., Randy Brecker and Tim Hagans are willing to come along for the ride, it’s bound to keep the recipe going and some good music playing.
Esbjorn Svensson Trio - Retrospective - The Very Best Of E.S.T. (2009) {ACT Music 9021-2}

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

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.
Nils Landgren & Esbjorn Svensson - Layers of Light (2001) {ACT Music 9281-2}

Nils Landgren & Esbjorn Svensson - Layers of Light (2001) {ACT Music 9281-2}
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© 2001 ACT Music | ACT 9281-2
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Folk Jazz / Trombone / Piano

It was through the influence of Landgren and Svensson’s former teacher Bengt-Arne Wallin, who recorded the landmark album “Old Folklore In Swedish Modern” back in 1962 (ACT 9254-2), that Svensson and Landgren were inspired to make a duo album centered around folk songs. In August 1997 both went into the studio and with only trombone and piano recorded Swedish Folk Modern (ACT 9257-2). Their improvised treatments of the classic songs of the folk culture not only impressed the public; it brought praise from the press.
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}  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}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at June 27, 2015
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]  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Oct. 12, 2014
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.) - 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.

Nguyen Le & Ngo Hong Quang - Ha Noi Duo (2017) {ACT 9828-2}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at May 8, 2017
Nguyen Le & Ngo Hong Quang - Ha Noi Duo (2017) {ACT 9828-2}

Nguyên Lê & Ngô Hồng Quang - Ha Noi Duo (2017) {ACT 9828-2}
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© 2017 ACT Music | ACT 9828-2
Jazz / World Jazz / World Fusion / Guitar Jazz / World Music

Nguyên Lê is a maverick, a hyper-fluent guitarist with a penchant for mixing up genres. Born in Paris of Vietnamese descent, he’s regarded as a jazz musician, though his most celebrated albums pay tribute to 60s rock gods like Hendrix and Floyd. Here he teams up with a young traditionalist, Ngô Hong Quang, on fiddle and lute to portray “the soul of Vietnam” and its quickening evolution. There are jaunty folkish tunes, temple bells and ethereal melodies with titles like Heaven’s Ground, but nothing arrives without surprises. One moment you are among mountain clouds, then Lê unleashes a storm of widdly-diddly electric axe. Italian trumpeter Paolo Fresu adds elegant Milesesque licks to a remarkable fusion of ancient and modern.