Surprising adaptations of catchy melodies by the Esbjörn Svensson Trio. • For more than a decade, Swedish guitar player Ulf Wakenius has been member of the legendary Oscar Peterson Quartet and the NHØP Trio. • This CD was conceived of and recorded in Sweden in 2007. It is a tribute to the contribution made by fellow Swede Esbjörn Svensson, the face, composer, and leader of the Esbjörn Svensson Trio (a.k.a. E.S.T.), one of the most recognized and critically acclaimed European jazz bands ever. Tragically, Svensson died in a scuba diving mishap in June of this year. The CD is now stickered as a tribute to his memory.
“Every song here is a winner, not just for Svensson’s inestimable writing, but for Wakenius’ ability to interpret the songs with the perfect mix of reverence and ingenuity.” — All About Jazz