Magnus Öström & Dan Berglund - e.s.t. 30 (CD)

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e.s.t. 30 zooms in from the widest of panoramas to the intimacy of the close-up.

Love remains...In 1993, three musicians from Sweden, Esbjörn Svensson, Dan Berglund and Magnus Öström formed the band e.s.t.. Svensson and Öström had known each other ever since their first steps into music as children. When the band formed they probably didn't think they were particularly 'jazz' either; all they wanted to do was to play the music which united their passions: rock, pop, classical, folk, improvisation. In the following 15 years, e.s.t. would play thousands of concerts worldwide, release ten studio albums and several live recordings, win awards, gold discs.

To mark the 30th anniversary of e.s.t., Magnus Öström and Dan Berglund combined forces with close musical friends Joel Lyssarides, Magnus Lindgren, Verneri Pohjola and Ulf Wakenius to give two major concerts, one at the Philharmonie in Cologne and other at the Filadelfia church in Stockholm. They played a selection of quintessential pieces from the timeless e.s.t. repertoire, but in a way that has never been heard before. The six musicians, each one a solo artist of international renown, treat the original melodic and rhythmic contours of these tunes with tenderness and affection. The iconic melodies and rhythms are all there, but we also hear how they are opened up again and again, as the musicians immerse them in unexpected warmth and light. These players react to each other in fascinating ways, and there is also a definite tingle in the air as the audience listens to the music in pin-drop silence, then bursts into uninhibited applause at the end.

'e.s.t. 30' zooms in from the widest of panoramas to the intimacy of the close-up. And from the total silence and weightlessness of space in the opener 'From Gagarin's Point Of View' to the heartfelt sincerity of the final track 'Believe, Beleft, Below', or as it is called in the later version with vocals: 'Love is Real'. 'If we meet again, I'd tell you how I feel, I'd tell you from the start, I'd tell you love is real.' Love remains.


Track Listing

    • From Gagarin’s Point of View
    • Seven Days of Falling
    • Eighthundred Streets by Feet
    • Tuesday Wonderland
    • Elevation of Love
    • Believe, Beleft, Below

    Additional Details

    Label: ACT

    Genre: Jazz

    Run Time: 47:16 mins

    Region: 0

    Release Date: 06/07/24

    UPC: 614427998729

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