THERE’S A MAJOR STORY behind this unassuming cartoon rocket ship hurtling up through the firmament. A decade after the tragic death of revered Swedish pianist Esbjörn Svensson, his longtime colleagues Dan Berglund and Magnus Öström have returned to the trio format which launched global high flyers, e.s.t. Alongside them on Rymden’s Reflections & Odysseys is one of Norwegian jazz’s respected names, pianist Bugge Wesseltoft, known for his enduring New Conception of Jazz project and various ECM and ACT collaborations over the years.
Read my full review at LondonJazz News…
Released 8 February 2019 and available from Proper Music, Bandcamp, Amazon and iTunes.
Bugge Wesseltoft piano, keyboards
Dan Berglund bass
Magnus Öström drums, percussion
Jazzland Recordings – CD: 3779206 / 2LP: 3779207 (2019)
UPCOMING releases from Scandinavia, Scotland and the United States that are grabbing my attention – web links below.
Rymden – Reflections & Odysseys
Bugge Wesseltoft, Dan Berglund, Magnus Öström
Releasing 8 February on Jazzland Records
Chris Potter – Circuits
Chris Potter, James Francies, Eric Harland, Linley Marthe
Releasing 22 February at Edition Records
Graham Costello’s Strata – Obelisk
Harry Weir, Liam Shortall, Fergus McCreadie, Joe Williamson, Mark Hendry, Graham Costello
Releasing 1 February at bpqd Records
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra – Peter and the Wolf
Prokofiev – arranged and orchestrated by Tommy Smith,
featuring Makoto Ozone and narrated by Tam Dean Burn
Releasing 25 January at Spartacus Records