The orchestra work was created by Hans Ek, who orchestrated the unique trion song material. Esbjörn Svensson Trio, E.S.T., was one of Sweden’s premier jazz trios before it was dissolved after the death of the pianist Esbjörn Svensson in 2008. The group was formed in 1993, the same year as they released the debut album When Everyone Has Gone.
With the album From Gagarin’s Point of View 1999, E.S.T. breaked internationally and the band managed to produce 13 albums before Esbjörn Svensson died tragically in a drowning accident.
“This is a programme with exceptional symphonic music based on the compositions by “the Trio of the Decade”.” The London Times
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In the clip Dan Berglund, Magnus Öström, Hans Ek, Marius Neset and others tell about E.S.T. Symphony and the recording with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 2016. The E.S.T. Symphony album was awarded with the special prize of the jury of the Echo Jazz in Germany 2017.