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Esbjörn Svensson RIP

As Matt Vinyl noted in a post below, the hugely talented jazz pianist died in a scuba diving accident in Sweden at the weekend. There are pieces about the incident in the Guardian and All About Jazz. Svensson was the …

Mon, Jun 16, 2008, 12:40

   

As Matt Vinyl noted in a post below, the hugely talented jazz pianist died in a scuba diving accident in Sweden at the weekend. There are pieces about the incident in the Guardian and All About Jazz.

Svensson was the leader of EST, a jazz trio who were frequent visitors to Ireland and were easily capable of filling a venue like Vicar Street to capacity for a couple of nights in a row. An EST show was (how sad it is to have to use the past tense) an emotional tour-de-force, the three players crafting a sound which was dramatic, sensual and uplifting, taking a willing audience in many different, giddy directions, but without ever repeating a step or glancing at a map. It’s very sad and strange to realise we’ll never see Svensson at the piano again. RIP

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