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Author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker.
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Rob Mallows

Saturday, 08 February 2020 06:18

Tonbruket - Masters of Fog

Ex EST low end merchant celebrates decade of genre bending.
Swedish trio shine in Brum’s jewellery district.
  Magnus Öström was the son of an artist couple, and was influenced by the musical tastes of his older brother like Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. At the age of eight years he built his first drum set and soon played music with a friend, Esbjörn Svensson. Since 1981, he attended the musical grammar school in Västerås and played with Svensson trio. Between 1983 and 1985 he studied at the adult education center in Sjövik before he continued his studies at the Music Academy Stockholm. During this time he played with various bands of the Stockholm scene; between 1987 and 1992 he was a member of the band of singer Monica Borrfors. Since 1989, he was back with Svensson, initially in the group Stock Street B , then again in a trio with the bassist Dan Berglund with an album released in 1993. e.s.t. released twelve albums toured internationally with great success. They played until the accidental death of Svensson.
Sunday, 13 October 2019 05:11

Esbjörn Svensson Trio - Live in Gothenburg

Swedish Trio show the form that changed the musical world for the better.
Saturday, 17 August 2019 20:33

Shalosh - Onwards And Upwards

Bad Plus wannabes draw on multiple sources, and largely succeed.
Jubilant Jungian Jazz.
Sunday, 12 May 2019 00:02

Shez Raja - Journey to Shambhala

Mystical Asian jazz mixture explodes with full effect.
Thursday, 07 March 2019 04:11

Rymden - Reflections and Odysseys

Building on the E.S.T. legacy, without damaging it.
Sunday, 24 February 2019 03:05

Wandering Monster - Wandering Monster

Little to be afraid of in strong debut.
Sunday, 16 December 2018 09:54

Caroline Scott - Khoalesce

Commingling of different jazz stylings works well.
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