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E.S.T. was Esbjorn Svensson, Dan Berglund and Magnus Ostrom.
June 25, 2012 The Swedish jazz trio sculpts epic soundscapes on its first posthumous album, released four years after pianist Esbjorn Svensson's death.
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"I'm a little verklempt! Talk amongst yourselves. I'll give you a topic: John Coltrane was neither made of coal or a train. Discuss."
September 20, 2010 Coffee can lift the spirits, bring people together and serve as a crutch when you just need to sit around and marinate in your own thoughts. Jazz is an excellent foil to coffee, so it's no wonder that jazz and coffeehouses go together so well.
Led by the late Esbjorn Svensson, E.S.T. was one of the premier modern piano trios.
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October 20, 2008 In the piano trio, only three instruments are involved, so the thoughts and actions of musicians must be absolutely in sync with one another. Pianists like Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett have led legendary trios, but here are five piano-trio leaders who keep the acoustic jazz tradition alive in fresh ways.
June 22, 2008 Swedish jazz pianist Esbjorn Svensson died last week in a scuba diving accident. He was 44 years old. His trio, known as E.S.T., had a large following in Europe. Svensson's music combined elements of hip hop, funk and rock. He was often called the European Keith Jarrett.
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June 16, 2008 E.S.T.'s Esbjorn Svensson, who died June 16, blurred the line between jazz and classical music, sometimes even leaping over both genres. Here, the forward-thinking group plays a three-song set at the North Sea Jazz Festival, recorded by Radio Netherlands, with guitarist Anton Goudsmit's Latin-influenced Ploctones opening.
November 14, 2007 From the most intimate introspection to the cutting edge of electronic sound-art, Sweden is producing some of today's most compelling modern popular music. All Songs Considered recommends a few lesser-known Swedish artists.
August 9, 2007 Hear music from LCD Soundsystem, Amy Winehouse, Patty Griffin, Roky Erickson and more.
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September 7, 2004 The Velvet Underground's John Cale; A tribute to ailing Alejandro Escovedo; Slide guitar great Cindy Cashdollar; Danish folk duo Haugaard and Hoirup and more.
June 30, 2002 Hailing from Sweden, the Esbjorn Svensson Trio has long practiced a fresh, inventive style of improvisation. Its members talk about the differences between American and European approaches to jazz, and perform in NPR's Studio 4A.
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