Esbjorn Svensson album launched 14 years after jazz legend’s demise

A beforehand unreleased solo album by Swedish jazz legend Esbjorn Svensson will likely be launched in November, 14 years after the artist’s demise, his document firm stated on Thursday. Titled “HOME.S.”, a play on the pianist’s initials, the album incorporates the primary identified solo recordings by Esbjorn Svensson, founding father of the Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.). “It’s actually the one time, the primary time, that he could be heard solo on a document,” Michael Gottfried, a consultant of German label ACT, which is producing the album, informed AFP.

The album’s 40 minutes of unique music by Svensson had been amongst recordings discovered by his widow, Eva, practically a decade after his demise. Recorded within the pianist’s dwelling a couple of weeks earlier than his sudden demise from a scuba diving accident in June 2008, the music remained untouched on a tough drive which had been used to again up the musician’s pc. “So a few years after, it’s actually thrilling,” Gottfried stated. “I feel it’s stunning and it’s melodic and intimate and it’s very, very touching.”

From the creation of e.s.t., with Dan Berglund and Magnus Ostrom within the Nineties till his demise in 2008 on the age of 44, Svensson devoted himself nearly solely to the group’s music. Shaking up the codes of up to date jazz, the trio attracted an viewers past jazz fans. A number of of their data significantly outsold what could possibly be anticipated for the musical style. The posthumous album will likely be launched digitally, on CD and on vinyl. It will likely be preceded by a number of audiovisual live shows in Stockholm in September, with extra deliberate in France and Germany. – AFP



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