[JPL] Hello and a major query

Bradley M. Stone bstone at science.sjsu.edu
Tue Jun 12 16:05:27 EDT 2007


Glad you brought up e.s.t., Jim.  E.s.t. sell out major venues in Europe - they are very popular back there, viewed almost as rock stars with the younger crowd.  One of my personal favorite acts these days..... Along with the Moutin Reunion Band!....and Mark is right on about the new Rachel Z, which we currently have in Heavy.  Covers of songs familiar to younger people, but her jazz versions sound very seemless and natural - I love this album!


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Good response, Ed.  And what do you and others think of e.s.t. - the Esbjörn Svensson Trio - in this context? They are very big in Europe and have toured the US several times.  I've seen them a couple of times and I play their CDs frequently on my shows.

To my ears, they're a lot hipper, jazzwise, but still have a lot of appeal to younger audiences with their repertoire and live electronic augmentation of the traditional piano bass  & drums trio.  Their rhythmic approach relates well to pop music but it swings!  The Moutin Reunion Band is another group that might be considered.

Jim Wilke
Jazz After Hours, PRI

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