Esbjörn Svensson, pianist with the trio which bares his name, died over the weekend in a diving accident off the Swedish coast. I have posted a few clips of EST over the last 18 months or so. You might have come across them on Youtube – please look them up. I first came across EST when I was down on my luck about 7 or eight years ago and their Strange Place for Snow album took me to emotional heights when I needed a pick up. I listened to the album in Sinead’s place over dinner when she skipped over the slower moving tracks but which I later learned to love. Behind the Yashmak on that album has a way of lifting my spirit beyond anything I think I have listened to since.
A sad loss.