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on 1 September 2008
The dictionary definition of Leukocyte is "White blood cells that fight infections" and this,the final EST album,definitely does that,for this is vintage stuff,i like many others was shocked when Esbjorn was so tragically killed earlier on this year,and listening to various tributes an the BBC and RTE it was obvious what an exceptional talent the man was,so it is with a heavy heart that i listened to this album,ok there may never be another EST album,but believe me they have gone out with a corker,for this is stunning!!
Thia is not Jazz,it is more than that,Piano,Bass and Drums is what it says on the slightly ECM ish cover,but that is only the start for as seems to be with all Nordic music,the atmospherics of the piece add a certain mystique to the tracks.
It would be easy to just think of this as an Esbjorn Svensson album,but we shouldn't forget that Dan Bergland(Bass)and Magnus Ostrom(Drums) contribute greatly.
This album was recorded in Australia earlier on this year and was always planned to come out at this time,and the ACT label has shown great sympathy with the Family of Esbjorn by not cashing in on his death.
There is a book of condolences on the bands website.
As a fan who saw them in concert,i will miss them.
Rest in Peace Esbjorn we miss you