Esbjörn Svensson Trio: Eighthundred Streets By Feet
Eighthundred Streets By Feet
Esbjörn Svensson Trio
Tuesday Wonderland (ACT 9016-2)
EsbjÃ¶rn Svensson (piano, keyboards, percussion),
Dan Berglund (bass, percussion), Magnus Öström (drums, percussion).
Recorded: Gothenberg, Sweden, March 2006
Rating: 94/100 (learn more)
Already having an excellent knack for creating song titles, Magnus Öström can claim even further credit for his ingenuity as a drummer. His approach is to shape the contours of the music, without sacrificing the need for consistent groove. The gravity of his trancelike playing helps give the trio a punch and fullness that in turn allows Svensson and Berglund to dig further into their own improvisations. This song, with its minimalist repetitions, also has more typical pop progressions with some added twists. Listen to the use of effects and layering from Svensson's piano, creating an opaque wash of sound.
Reviewer: David Tenenholtz