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"The E.S.T. SYMPHONY is a program of exceptional symphonic music featuring the compositions of e.s.t. (Esbjörn Svensson Trio) arranged for symphony orchestra and jazz soloists. The first critics have been outstanding."

Beautifully and devotedly

"Esbjörn Svensson, the Swedish original who consistently turned crossovers between jazz, pop and classical music into lasting art with EST, would have got around to this orchestral venture himself but for his accidental death in 2008. With its shapely themes, subtle pacing and big climaxes, his popular trio’s music was ideal material, eloquently confirmed here by arranger Hans Ek, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and four star jazz soloists, including brilliant Finnish pianist Iiro Rantala and Norwegian saxophonist Marius Neset. (...) It’s all beautifully and devotedly done." The Guardian

One answer

"Pianist Esbjorn Svensson’s death in 2008 brought an abrupt end to the remarkable rise of his eponymous trio, leaving open the question of what new sounds EST might have made if Svensson had lived. 'EST Symphony' is one answer. The influential Swedish pianist had frequently expressed a desire to recast the trio’s epic, cinematic music for a larger ensemble, and here, arranged for the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra by Hans Ek, are such EST favourites as When God Created the Coffee Break and Serenade for a Renegade." Irish Times

28.10.2016, 11:39

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Frischer Wind

Frischer Wind

Biographie Als Jazztrio, das sich selbst als Popband versteht, die Jazzmusik spielt, haben Esbjörn Svensson und seine Sidemen um die Jahrtausendwende frischen Wind in die Szene gebracht


Einblicke Der tragische Tod des Bandleaders 2008 erschütterte die Musikwelt. Schließlich hatte er mit e.s.t. den europäischen Jazz der letzten zehn Jahre stilbildend geprägt und ihm weltweit ein Gehör verschafft

Esbjörn Svensson Trio live

Video Esbjörn Svensson Trio Live At Wackerhalle, Internationale Jazzwoche Burghausen, Germany, 2nd May 2004. Tracks: Seven Days Of Falling & Elevation of Love

EST Symphony Orchestral (I)

Video For many years the Swedish ensemble e.s.t. was one of the most important and progressive trios on the jazz scene. Pianist Esbjörn Svensson, bassist Dan Berglund and drummer Magnus Öström (...)

EST Symphony Orchestral (II)

Video The trio appeared to be at the zenith of their existence when Svensson died suddenly in a diving accident. Now Berglund and Öström have revived their former front man in all his glory

EST Symphony Orchestral (III)

Video The modern jazz, bursting with exciting twists and turns, has remained, but in the compositions arranged by Hans Ek, Esbjörn Svensson Trio sounds like it never did before

E.S.T. SYMPHONY – The Legacy

Video Here is what the guest musicians Iiro Rantala, Marius Neset, Verneri Pohjola and Johan Lindström say about the forthcoming album E.S.T. SYMPHONY