Strange Place for Snow - (Import CD)
Esbjorn Tr Svensson
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- Jazz General
- Mono / Stereo
- Strange Place for Snow
E.S.T. (Esbjorn Svensson Trio): Esbjorn Svensson (piano, keyboards); Dan Berglund (bass); Magnus Ostrom (drums, percussion).
E.S.T.'s second U.S. outing offers palatable, often lively acoustic jazz with tantalizing electronic flourishes. It's similar in thrust to the trio's 2001 U.S. debut, Somewhere Else Before, but not as strong melodically. Still, leader/pianist Esbj”rn Svensson, bassist Daniel Berglund, and drummer Magnus ™str”m deliver some heated improvisational exchanges, particularly later in the program on the speedy, almost Mehldau-esque "When God Created the Coffee Break" and the post-bop boogaloo blues "Spunky Sprawl." The trio loses their focus at times, like on the overly long "Behind the Yashmak" and the strangely inert "Serenade for the Renegade." But at their best, E.S.T. displays an alluring lyricism and a subtle, creative use of processed sounds. ™str”m's drum parts, too, are well-crafted and contemporary. (There's a hidden track at the end, and like the one on Somewhere Else Before, it's a bit out of character.) ~ David R. Adler
- Country of Origin
- Columbia (USA)
- Sony Music Distribution (
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Message, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Serenade For the Renegade
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Strange Place For Snow
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Behind the Yashmak
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Bound For the Beauty of the South
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Years of Yearning
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] When God Created the Coffeebreak
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Spunky Sprawl
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Carcrash
- Studio / Live
Down Beat (7/02, pp.53-4) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A good CD..."
JazzTimes (7-8/02, p.96) - "...Smart and lovely...EST are a band in the truest sense..."
Mojo (Publisher) (6/02, p.116) - "...What marks out this Scandanavian group is their breadth of vision....This LP deserves a hearing way beyond the 'jazz ghetto'..."
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