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Esbjörn Svensson Trio e.s.t.
Viaticum Platinum Edition

Viaticum Platinum Edition
Viaticum Platinum Edition

Product Information

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Esbjörn Svensson – Piano
Dan Berglund - Double Bass
Magnus Öström - Drums


Recording Information

Disc 1
Recorded and Mixed by Janne Hansson at Atlantis Studios, Stockholm between August 30 and October 11, 2004
Mastered by Claes Persson at CRP Recording

Disc 2
Recorded live by Ake Linton at Columbiahalle, Berlin
on April 19, 2005
Mastered by Dragan Tanaskovic at Bohus Mastering

Produced by e.s.t.


The Swedish trio e.s.t  surpassed all expectations with the release of the album Viaticum (ACT 9015-2) in February 2005.Not only have the Swedes received the German Jazz Award in GOLD for their last three albums, but Viaticum attained a GOLD and a PLATINUM award just three months after release. An all-time record! At the same time the album made it into the Pop-Charts in Sweden (# 5), in Germany (# 45) and in France (# 60), and was chosen as "CD of the Month" by the magazines Stereo, Stereoplay, Piano News as well as Drums&Percussion. Viaticum received euphoric reviews from around Europe, which can be summed up in one sentence: "This is contemporary jazz at it’s best" (FonoForum). Viaticum is on its way to being the most successful  Instrumental-Jazz-CD of 2005.

This is reason enough to release the e.st. Viaticum Platinum Edition (ACT 6001-2), which along with the original Viaticum-Album boasts a second "live in Berlin" CD, reflecting the legendary intenstiy of e.s.t. live concerts: "Esbjorn Svensson’s trio is one of the most consistently entertaining groups on the European circuit. They have a single-mindedness and collective empathy that comes from having the same line-up for 12 years." (The Guardian). The live recordings of the Viaticum Platinum Edition were made in April 2005 during an e.s.t. performance in the completely sold-out Columbiahalle in Berlin and include a brand-new bonus track "All The Beauty She Left Behind".