• Pianist Esbjorn Svensson Dies

    June 15, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

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    Esbjorn Svensson

    Reuters has reported that pianist Esbjorn Svensson died yesterday, during a
    scuba diving excursion. He was 44 years old.

    In 2001, I had the opportunity to interview the members of EST in New York,
    just as the Swedish trio was gaining some recognition in the US. I say that
    because they were already huge stars in their native Sweden. The show,
    Introducing EST, coincided with the release of Somewhere Else Before.

    Listen to it here. It includes some sections of that interview with Esbjorn,
    Dan Berglund, and Magnus Ostrom, as well as a live in-studio performance.
    You can also listen to EST from North Sea Jazz, courtesy JazzSet and Radio
    Netherlands.
    -Josh

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