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Strange Place for Snow

19 July 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 19 July 2010
  • Label: Diesel
  • Copyright: 2002 Superstudio Gul, a division of Diesel Music AB
  • Total Length: 1:08:18
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  • ASIN: B003WJAEA2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,210 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By nicjaytee on 6 Jun. 2003
Format: Audio CD
If you thought there wasn't much left to explore in "old style" contemporary jazz then think again for E.S.T.'s "Strange Place for Snow" is exactly what its title suggests - something beautifully familiar in a very different landscape. Working off a standard piano, double bass & drum acoustic line-up and carefully constraining their "explorations" within the well-proven structures that work with it, they conjure up that most difficult of things: something radically new from a conventional format.
With more than a passing nod to Bill Evans' evocatively lilting piano style, backed up by some wonderful bass and drum playing, they mix-in odd electronic hooks and surprisingly powerful melodic structures without losing the laid-back feel of this essentially romantic style of music. Clever?... yes, but not too-clever and, as a result, brilliantly restrained and wholly effective. Another example, alongside Bugge Wesseltoft's and Jaga Jazzist's more avant-garde outings, of the quite extraordinary jazz that is now pouring out of Scandinavia.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By "jyhehir" on 12 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
After being recommend this CD, I must admit I was sceptical. Who are E.S.T ?
But I have been converted. A Swedish contemporary jazz trio, they use electronic effects subtly, while remaining true to the essence of an acoustic trio.
The songs are well structured, seamless in their growth. True they can all play, but this is more. The colour of the sound is intense and multi-layered. But stays clear through their use of open harmonics.
There is a good variety on the CD, from groove, ballads with a hint of Scandinavian folk, to hard bop in a Bach fugue form (it's brilliant).
This CD will either brighten your day, or mellow it out completely.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By "rafaeltrarg" on 21 Sept. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Sometime you feel like you dont have more power to continue and everything looks blurry, meaningless. Rarely something comes along and changes the way you look towards life, fills you up, makes everything around you look great, meaningful and clear. This album is that something.
Thanks EST!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Yovra on 7 Dec. 2005
Format: Audio CD
If you're searching for pure trio Jazz, EST may not be what you're looking for. There are no gigantic solo's or battling ego's going on, most of the time it's the great sound of good ensemble-playing and in that there are no passengers in this trio. Dan Berglund is a lyrical, steady bass-player, Magnus Ostrum is a fast and subtle drummer and Esbjorn Svensson seems to mix a classical style of playing with parts of Bill Evans and Chick Corea. And, of course, there's the use of distorting filters, synths and effect pedals.
EST doesn't seem to find the balance here yet between the traditional and 'modern' stuff (their next two cd are just right in that respect), but the melodies and lyricism are there; esp. ïn the wonderful Bound For The Beauty Of The South or the energy of the hard rocking Behind the Yashmak.
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