Esbjörn Svensson Trio: From Gagarin's Point of View
From Gagarin's Point of View
Esbjörn Svensson Trio
Somewhere Else Before (Sbme Special Mkts.)
EsbjÃ¶rn Svensson (piano, keyboards, percussion),
Dan Berglund (bass, percussion), Magnus Öström (drums, percussion).
Recorded: Stockholm, Sweden, May-November 1998
Rating: 95/100 (learn more)
The melody here is as serene as the Swedish night sky, but there will always be a brooding quality to the "Nordic tone" in jazz that is just as vital. Creating imaginative characterizations of a murky world that exists maybe only in fantasies, the trio plays with sensitivity and a style all their own.
Reviewer: David Tenenholtz