Esbjorn Svensson Trio – 301 (2012/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:01:04 minutes | 315 MB | Genre: Jazz
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“301” is the last album recorded by Esbjörn Svensson Trio, released on 30 March 2012. The album is their second released posthumously, after “Leucocyte”, as the pianist Esbjörn Svensson died in June 2008. It was recorded during the same sessions of the recording of “Leucocyte”, whilst the Swedish trio were touring around Asia and Australia. The disc is named after Studios 301 in Sydney where the album was recorded.
Before his death, Svensson was actually involved in the editing down of the sessions into what might have been a double album. In the end, surviving members Magnus Öström and Dan Berglund elected to delay the release of 301. Regular sound engineer Åke Linton was also a key presence in the recording, editing and mixing process.
In January 2007 e.s.t. were on tour in Asia and Australia performing shows in Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Jakarta, Perth and Sydney. It was their third tour of Japan and their second time on the fifth continent and the venues and audiences had become noticeably bigger. Only a few weeks before they had finished their triumphant tour of Germany performing their now legendary “Live in Hamburg” concert (awarded ‘Album of the Decade’ by the London TIMES). It was undoubtedly the prime time of the style defining jazz band of the Noughties.
Esbjörn Svensson, Magnus Öström and Dan Berglund decided to rent the famous Studio 301 in Sydney for their off-days in the middle of the Australian tour and jammed for two consecutive days to develop new songs and material. Altogether they recorded 9 hours of music. “Leucocyte” became the first release from this recording and has been praised by critics and fans alike as a ground-breaking work that leads into a new musical universe. Very soon after the recording Esbjörn Svensson had edited much of the material down to two albums. And so the plan at the time was to release either a double album or two consecutive albums from this recording. The untimely passing of Esbjörn Svensson then disrupted this undertaking and only one of the albums, “Leucocyte”, was released at the time.
Three years on, in October and November 2011, Dan Berglund and Magnus Öström revisited the material from that recording and together with their regular sound engineer Ake Linton made their own edit for an album which is now called “301” on the basis of the name of the studio where the album was recorded.
01 – Behind the Stars
02 – Inner City, City Lights
03 – The Left Lane
04 – Houston, The 5th
05 – Three Falling Free: Part I
06 – Three Falling Free: Part II
07 – The Childhood Dream
Produced by e.s.t.
Recorded in January 2007 at Studio 301, Sydney, Australia.
Esbjörn Svensson – grand piano, electronics, transistor radio
Dan Berglund – double bass, electronics
Magnus Öström – drums, electronics, voices