Dan Berglund and Magnus Öström were both part of the internationally acclaimed band EST, which abruptly dissolved when leader Esbjörn Svensson died in 2008. Sweden.se met with Berglund and Öström to talk about life in music after EST.
EST (Esbjörn Svensson Trio) were Europe's most popular and arguably most influential jazz act of this century. At the height of their success, the Swedish band were selling out concert halls worldwide — a rare feat in jazz. The Times proclaimed EST's Live in Hamburg (2007) the most important jazz album of the last decade.
On 14 June, 2008, pianist and leader Svensson died in a scuba diving accident near Stockholm. His passing marked the end of the band.
After long hiatuses, both Dan Berglund (bass) and Magnus Öström (drums) have returned to making music. Sweden.se met with the two musicians to talk about life in music after EST.
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