E. S. T.

The Esbjorn Svensson Trio.
They DEFINITELY had a sense of humour.
Maybe a f***ed up Swedish SOH, but still…
He’s always has this half-smile in his cover photos.
On this tune (Elevation of Love) they PREPARED (as in: f***ed up) ONE note…
So that you’re always waiting for that little mistune as the arpeggios go up and down.
No one has EVER done that before (as far as I know)…
It’s just so great/ridiculous!

It always reminds me of the last scene in The Piano, when H Hunter has a metal fingertip, and every 10th note (more or less) there’s a little THUNK…
It’s just SO GOOD – &, if I know Jane Campion, was the One Thought that got her started on that story…
(And maybe inspired EST…?)

But we’ll never know, because Esbjorn Svensson DROWNED IN A DIVING ACCIDENT!
(God – if there is one (which there’s NOT) – is laughing maniacally…)
You choose the SAFEST PROFESSION EVER: you sit down FOR A LIVING!
And then, on your day off: DIVING ACCIDENT!
You had to laugh…


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I had a stroke on July 26th, 2013. I was a screenwriter. Don’t do that anymore. But have found another way to write.

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