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CD ACT Youn Sun Nah: Voyage

In stoc

Youn Sun Nah – voce
Ulf Wakenius – chitara
Lars Danielsson – violoncel, contrabas, melodica
Xavier Desandre-Navarre – percutie
Mathias Eick – trompeta

In our time and age, a jazz singer from Korea may still seem like an exotic concept. But anyone who knows how much effort Asian countries invest in education and promotion also knows about the growing circle of jazz fans in the region. So with notable exceptions it’s astounding that there aren’t more artists from Korea or Japan whose names are on everyone’s lips. However, Youn Sun Nah could change all that, and as the first Korean artist exclusively under contract with ACT, anyone listening to her debut album Voyage (ACT 9019-2) will understand why.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

VINIL ACT Esbjorn Svensson Trio: Retrospective - Best of

In stoc

2009

Esbjorn Svensson - pian, claviaturi, electronice
Dan Berglund - bas, electronice
Magnus Ostrom - tobe, percutie, electronice


Despite the fact that 2008’ Leucocyte, would be the Esbjörn Svensson Trio's final album due to the tragic scuba diving accident that killed Svensson, this was a band that had traversed such wide musical territory they deserved a retrospective treatment simply to sum up what had transpired between the release of 1993’s When Everyone Has Gone and that premature finale. While this 70-minute single disc doesn’t contain any unreleased material, or pre-1999 material (in favor of presenting the trio’s fully developed aesthetic), it is beautifully compiled. [ AllMusic ]

  • Numar discuri: 2
  • Greutate Vinil: 180g
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ACT Esbjorn Svensson Trio: Viaticum

In stoc

2005

Esbjorn Svensson - pian, claviaturi, percutie
Dan Berglund - bas, percutie
Magnus Ostrom - tobe, percutie

“Can’t stand jazz? e.s.t. could be the band to change your mind“ (The Guardian, Jan. 2005)

“…a mastery and empathetic synergy which goes beyond intelligent, sensitive musical response. [...] An infinite river of creativity” (Mojo, Feb. 2005)

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ACT Esbjorn Svensson Trio: Live In Hamburg

In stoc

2007

Esbjorn Svensson - pian, claviaturi, percutie
Dan Berglund - bas, percutie
Magnus Ostrom - tobe, percutie

Anybody who wants the quintessential Esbjörn Svensson gig (if they're fans, that is - EST's music is viewed as a slick hit-formula by some improv fundamentalists) can tick this CD as a must. EST's mix of jazz-ballad delicacy, rock melodrama, subtle electronic colouring, and hypnotic Jarrett and Mehldau-inspired extemporisation consistently produces powerful live shows. [ The Guardian ]

  • Numar discuri: 2
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ACT Esbjorn Svensson Trio: Plays Monk

In stoc

1996

Esbjorn Svensson - pian
Dan Berglund - bas
Magnus Ostrom - tobe

Ten of the worlds most beloved songs by Thelonious Monk, arguably one of the truly great international piano geniuses have been lovingly laid out here by Esbjörn Svensson, one of the truly great piano talents on the Scandinavian jazz scene, and making their mark around the world as well.

In EST, who previously has released some critically acclaimed albums, we have Magnus Öström on drums, Dan Berglund on double-bass and, of course, Esbjörn Svensson himself, who was an infant, when he practically leaned to walk to the sound of "In Walked Bud". "My father was and is a great jazz lover. So I was very young when I first came in touch with Monk´s music. He’s the kind of composer that can not be avoided", says Esbjörn Svensson.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ACT Esbjorn Svensson Trio: Live In London

In stoc

2005

Esbjorn Svensson - pian
Dan Berglund - bas
Magnus Ostrom - tobe

this splendid release should bring a ray of happiness to old and new listeners alike. e.s.t. live in London captures the band on a magical evening when everything went right. Half the program came from the new-at-the-time Viaticum (ACT, 2005), with the remainder only a couple years older. The trio always loved taking everything beyond how it sounded on record; even the brand-new pieces weren't performed so much as explored, stretched and treated as springboards for some wondrous flights. [ AllAboutJazz ]

  • Numar discuri: 2
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

VINIL ACT Esbjorn Svensson Trio: Viaticum

In stoc

2005

Esbjorn Svensson - pian, claviaturi, percutie
Dan Berglund - bas, percutie
Magnus Ostrom - tobe, percutie

“Can’t stand jazz? e.s.t. could be the band to change your mind“ (The Guardian, Jan. 2005)

“…a mastery and empathetic synergy which goes beyond intelligent, sensitive musical response. [...] An infinite river of creativity” (Mojo, Feb. 2005)

  • Numar discuri: 2
  • Greutate Vinil: 180g
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ACT Magnus Ostrom: Searching For Jupiter

In stoc

2013


Magnus Ostrom - tobe, percutie, voce, claviaturi
Andreas Hourdakis - chitara electrica si acustica, banjo
Daniel Karlsson - piano, claviaturi
Thobias Gabrielson - bas electric, bass synthesizer, claviaturi

Given Swedish pianist Esbjörn Svensson's accidental death in 2008, it's easy to get fixated on the apparent lifting of his drummer (and childhood friend) Magnus Öström's spirits with his second post-EST album as leader. But there's no doubt that the music here is lighter, idiomatically broader and more spontaneous than it was on his Thread of Life in 2011. Searching for Jupiter's textures are intensified by Öström's teenage art-rock interests; some hear Pink Floyd in the layering textures of The Moon (And the Air It Moves). [ The Guardian ]

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

VINIL ACT Youn Sun Nah : She Moves On

In stoc

Youn Sun Nah - voce, kalimba
Jamie Saft - pian, claviaturi
Brad Jones - contrabas
Dan Rieser - tobe
Marc Ribot - chitara electrica si acustica

In “She Moves On” this chameleonic and delightful artist has reinvented herself once again.In South Korea Youn Sun Nah is a national celebrity. She first made her name in a musical, with a role in the Korean version of the successful German show “Line 1” – and that led to the blossoming of her solo career.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Greutate Vinil: 180g
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ACT Lars Danielsson / Paolo Fresu: Summerwind

In stoc

2018
Lars Danielsson - contrabas, violoncel
Paolo Fresu - trompeta, corn

“Summerwind”, their first joint studio project, brings the Swedish master bassist/cellist’s gorgeous sound on both instruments and his fine sense for simple and haunting melodies into a partnership with the bright, airy tones of one of Europe's most lyrical trumpeters whose way of “playing it cool” has such distinctive expressiveness.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ACT Scott DuBois: Autumn Wind

In stoc

2017

Scott DuBois - chitara
Gebhard Ullmann - saxofon tenor, bas clarinet
Thomas Morgan - bas
Kresten Osgood - tobe

DuBois takes the “seasons” concept to a whole new level with a series of pieces in celebration of the restless, unpredictable nature of autumn. At each step of the way, DuBois’ quartet takes us on a mesmerizingly impressionistic musical journey that is an organic yet highly cohesive mix of elements drawn from the likes of modern jazz, contemporary classical music and Americana.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

VINIL ACT Esbjorn Svensson Trio: Seven Days Of Falling

In stoc

2003

Esbjorn Svensson - pian, claviaturi, percutie
Dan Berglund - bas, percutie
Magnus Ostrom - tobe, percutie

Misguided American media comparisons to the highly overrated the Bad Plus have done pianist Esbjörn Svensson, bassist Dan Berglund, and drummer Magnus Ostrom a grave disservice, as their music is far more wide-ranging and much less gimmicky. Despite occasional forays into rock influences like "O.D.R.I.P." and a few brief passages that skirt the edges of outside free improv, there's an elegance and shapeliness to the trio's work that has more in common with the cerebral cool of Bill Evans (particularly on the quietly gorgeous opener "Ballad for the Unborn") or the effortless melodic grace of the Vince Guaraldi Trio ("Evening in Atlantis," "Believe, Beleft, Below"). [ AllMusic ]

  • Numar discuri: 2
  • Greutate Vinil: 180g
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

VINIL ACT Rantala - Danielsson - Erskine : How Long Is Now ?

In stoc

2016

Iiro Rantala - pian
Lars Danielsson - contrabas
Peter Erskine - tobe si percutie

"Avoid the basic concept of the jazz piano trio and make it more groovy, with simple melodies” Iiro RantalaAfter the album “My Working Class Hero,” dedicated to John Lennon and “Tears for Esbjörn,” a homage to the influential Swedish pianist, “How Long Is Now?” puts the spotlight fairly and squarely back on to the Finnish pianist, composer and life-force Iiro Rantala.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Greutate Vinil: Normal
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

VINIL ACT Nils Landgren: 4 Wheel Drive

In stoc

2018

Nils Landgren / trombone & vocals
Michael Wollny / piano
Lars Danielsson / bass & cello
Wolfgang Haffner / drums


Four European jazz stars for the very first time as a quartet: 4 Wheel Drive as an ensemble is like a high-performance four-cylinder engine with all the gears meshing perfectly. And the fuel: jazz.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Greutate Vinil: Normal
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

VINIL ACT Rymden: Reflections And Odysseys

In stoc

2019

Bugge Wesseltoft - pian, claviaturi, percutie
Dan Berglund - bas, percutie
Magnus Ostrom - tobe, percutie

[allaboutjazz]
"Is it mere coincidence, or fate, that Bugge Wesseltoft and the late Esbjorn Svensson were both born in the same quarter of 1964? More to the point, Wesseltoft, having effectively merged his New Conception of Jazz with the two surviving members of Svensson's e.s.t., has now hatched a veritable Scandinavian supergroup. The formation of Rymden is a welcome move since it provides an excellent vehicle for Wesseltoft and the virtuoso rhythm section of bassist Dan Berglund and drummer Magnus Öström. "

  • Numar discuri: 2
  • Greutate Vinil: 180g
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ACT Tonbruket - Masters Of Fog

In stoc
  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ACT Esbjorn Svensson Trio: Leucocyte

In stoc

2008

Esbjorn Svensson - pian, claviaturi, electronice
Dan Berglund - bas, electronice
Magnus Ostrom - tobe, percutie, electronice

It's too easy to fall into the trap of calling the last recording by a recently deceased artist "his best ever" or "a fitting end to his recorded legacy," but in the case of the final release by Swedish jazz superstars e.s.t. before their titular leader, pianist Esbjörn Svensson, died in a tragic diving accident in June, 2008, it's the only way to describe it. Leucocyte is an album that's like nothing the trio has released before, yet it possesses the unmistakable personality that caused the group to rise from obscurity in the mid-1990s to rock star-like fame (at least, in relative jazz terms) in recent years with albums including Tuesday Wonderland (ACT, 2006) and the particularly noteworthy Live in Hamburg (ACT, 2007).

Culled from two days of free improvisations recorded in an Australian studio in the middle of a tour, it's proof that, despite the production veneer that gave earlier albums like Viaticum (ACT, 2005) a pop-like sensibility, e.s.t. was, at its heart, an improvising band. Many of its compositions—sometimes complex writing that remained completely accessible, but other times profoundly lyrical music of spare simplicity—stemmed from ad hoc days spent experimenting in recording studios. But while the group would normally take the results and shape them into more defined form, Leucocyte is presented as it was recorded—with, of course, the additional post-production that always broadened the group's aural landscape into something that drew on elements as far-reaching as Keith Jarrett, Radiohead and Motorhead.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

VINIL ACT Esbjorn Svensson Trio: Leucocyte

In stoc

2008

Esbjorn Svensson - pian, claviaturi, electronice
Dan Berglund - bas, electronice
Magnus Ostrom - tobe, percutie, electronice

It's too easy to fall into the trap of calling the last recording by a recently deceased artist "his best ever" or "a fitting end to his recorded legacy," but in the case of the final release by Swedish jazz superstars e.s.t. before their titular leader, pianist Esbjörn Svensson, died in a tragic diving accident in June, 2008, it's the only way to describe it. Leucocyte is an album that's like nothing the trio has released before, yet it possesses the unmistakable personality that caused the group to rise from obscurity in the mid-1990s to rock star-like fame (at least, in relative jazz terms) in recent years with albums including Tuesday Wonderland (ACT, 2006) and the particularly noteworthy Live in Hamburg (ACT, 2007).

Culled from two days of free improvisations recorded in an Australian studio in the middle of a tour, it's proof that, despite the production veneer that gave earlier albums like Viaticum (ACT, 2005) a pop-like sensibility, e.s.t. was, at its heart, an improvising band. Many of its compositions—sometimes complex writing that remained completely accessible, but other times profoundly lyrical music of spare simplicity—stemmed from ad hoc days spent experimenting in recording studios. But while the group would normally take the results and shape them into more defined form, Leucocyte is presented as it was recorded—with, of course, the additional post-production that always broadened the group's aural landscape into something that drew on elements as far-reaching as Keith Jarrett, Radiohead and Motorhead.

  • Numar discuri: 2
  • Greutate Vinil: 180g
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

VINIL ACT Esbjorn Svensson Trio: From Gagarin's Point Of View

In stoc

1999

Esbjorn Svensson - pian, claviaturi, percutie
Dan Berglund - bas, percutie
Magnus Ostrom - tobe, percutie

The album is forcefully controlled, quite ethereal, and classical in both style and grace. The trajectory of the music is understated, with improvising being hardly essential, merely hinted at, as it seems that E.S.T. work as three entities ... those being the band, the individuals, and the music, where they sound as if they’re talking in chord sequences, in a rhythmic cycle that ebbs and flows, before bending back onto themselves, and stepping into a new space to begin the whole process again. What one needs to grasp is the notion of strategies, rather than improvisation, hence the change that allows for E.S.T. to create atmospheric textures that are as much jazz as they are ambient washes of emotion.

From Gagarin’s Point Of View is cool, laid back, and spontaneous in restrained manner that creates a dynamic tension that holds one’s attention, and inspires an inquisitive nature, anticipating where the music is headed as it’s happening, and joyfully holding on for the ride without feeling battered or waylaid.

  • Numar discuri: 2
  • Greutate Vinil: 180g
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ACT Esbjorn Svensson Trio: From Gagarin's Point Of View

In stoc

1999

Esbjorn Svensson - pian, claviaturi, percutie
Dan Berglund - bas, percutie
Magnus Ostrom - tobe, percutie

"The album is forcefully controlled, quite ethereal, and classical in both style and grace. The trajectory of the music is understated, with improvising being hardly essential, merely hinted at, as it seems that E.S.T. work as three entities ... those being the band, the individuals, and the music, where they sound as if they’re talking in chord sequences, in a rhythmic cycle that ebbs and flows, before bending back onto themselves, and stepping into a new space to begin the whole process again. What one needs to grasp is the notion of strategies, rather than improvisation, hence the change that allows for E.S.T. to create atmospheric textures that are as much jazz as they are ambient washes of emotion.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

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