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Interviews

Jazz’s best journalists ask questions and jazz’s best artists answer them.

The Esbjorn Svensson Trio: Taking Five with E.S.T.

The Esbjorn Svensson Trio–aka E.S.T.–is huge in Europe, but the highly melodic and immediately accessible Swedish piano trio has had a harder time making a mark in the U.S. After a two-album stint with a pre-Bad Plus Columbia, the band was dropped with little fanfare or Stateside notice, even though overseas writers slobbered over the … Read More “The Esbjorn Svensson Trio: Taking Five with E.S.T.”

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Lyle Mays: Shop Talk

Lyle Mays, both in tandem with Pat Metheny and on his two mid-’80s outings as a leader for Geffen (Lyle Mays and Street Dreams), has perfected a unique keyboard style, with supple synthesized sounds emanating out from the acoustic epicenter of a seven-foot Steinway concert grand. All the while Mays remained devoted to acoustic piano, … Read More “Lyle Mays: Shop Talk”

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