Esbjörn Svensson Trio e.s.t.

Leucocyte - CD

  • Format: CD (also available as Vinyl )
  • Cat No.: ACT 9018-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 90182 8
  • German Release: 01/09/2008
  • Genre: Piano Jazz, Swedish Jazz

Radical as never before: e.s.t. improves the interaction between piano, double bass and drums in an orgie of improvisation to an intoxicating adventure of loudicrous soundscapes.

CD € 17,50

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Leucocytes, white blood cells, are a part of the human immune system that protect the body against foreign pathogens and infections. They must periodically renew themselves to continue their work. For e.s.t., spontaneous jam sessions were the way to renewal. They would often rent a local recording studio for a couple of days during their tours and then start to jam. They did this without any pre-composed material. The musicians reacted freely to each other and let themselves be totally carried by the flow of ideas and musical to and fro. The players needed this freedom in order to explore new musical regions, or as Esbjörn Svensson always formulated it, “…to follow the music”. In the past, many of the trio’s compositions were developed through precisely this art of improvisation. And there was scarcely another formation on the planet t...

line up

Esbjörn Svensson - grand piano, electronics, transistor radio
Dan Berglund - double bass, electronics
Magnus Öström - drums, electronics, voices

Recording Information

Recorded by Ake Linton at  Studios 301, Sydney, Australia
Mixed by Ake Linton at Bohus Sound Recording, Gothenburg, Sweden
Mastered by Dragan Tanaskovic at Bohus Sound Recording, Gothenburg, Sweden
Produced by e.s.t. Esbjörn Svensson Trio