Esbjörn Svensson Trio


#1

In keeping with our worldly appreciation of interpretations…

Also interesting is the comment below the music re Swedish folklore.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7KXq6RJ0PA


#2

Yummy Yummy!

Sit back and enjoy. I really enjoyed this!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD7Mg1aXcz8


#3

Been a fan for a long time… Thanks for posting.


#4

Nice, thanx. New to me, like it.


#5

Thanks, I was unfamiliar with him as well.


#6
Gordon said: Also interesting is the comment below the music re Swedish folklore.


The granddaddy of reinterpreting swedish folk songs in jazz idiom is Jan Johannson. His sons maintain a legacy site here:
http://www.janjohansson.org/index.html
I can highly, highly recommend the Jazz pa Svenska, in particular. In fact, I be so bold as to say that you have to be dead if you don't like it and it doesn't affect you in some way.

Also, consider something like Polska of Despair I on Stenson's Serenity, also based on a folk tune and full of the Swedish melancholy, even as it gets going

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qSmU3Kv2o0

(Elk - you'll probably like the recorded sound of this piano better than the Yamamoto)