Tune in to Long Play during the 11 o’clock hour of The Nightside with Andy O’…these special extensive compositions needed a deeper listen.

“Dolores In A Shoestand” (17:39) from “e.s.t. live in hamburg” by the Esbjorn Svensson Trio

The trio deliberately blurred genres, with Svensson’s music drawing on a wide variety of artist influences. e.s.t. was also renowned for its vibrant style in live performances, often playing in rock and roll oriented venues to young crowds. It achieved great commercial success and critical acclaim throughout Europe. Its 1999 release From Gagarin’s Point of View started its international breakthrough, being the first e.s.t. album to be released outside of Scandinavia through the German label ACT.

Svensson died in a scuba diving accident in Stockholm on 14 June 2008. He is survived by his wife and two sons. The publication All About Jazz remarked that the loss “will surely deeply sadden music lovers everywhere.”

Since 2013 Magnus Öström and Dan Berglund are touring with the project e.s.t. symphony with Swedish arranger and conductor Hans Ek, performing symphonic versions of the e.s.t. songs.

“The Moon’s a Harsh Mistress” (14:34) from “Songs I Like a Lot” by John Hollenbeck

Voice, Alto/Sop Sax/Flute, Clar, Tenor/Sop Sax, Tenor/Sop Sax/Flute/Clar, Bass Clar/Clar, 4 Tpt/Flgn, 2 Tb, Tb/Euph, Bass Tb, Vibes/Marimba, Piano/Organ, Bass, Drums
Composed by Jimmy Webb, arranged by John Hollenbeck; commissioned and recorded by Frankfurt Radio Bigband; arranged for John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble 2014. Grammy-nominated for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists. “The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress” is a song by American songwriter Jimmy Webb. It has become a much-recorded standard, without ever having charted as a single. Webb appropriated the title from the 1966 science fiction novel The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein.

“Mtume” (15:05) from “Get Up With It” by Miles Davis

Released in 1974, Get Up With It is a follow-up to Big Fun, which appeared in the same year, offering an overview of the recent period and revealing new directions. The funk genre started with “Honky Tonk” from the Jack Johnson sessions, ran through On The Corner with “Rated X” and “Billy Preston,” and ended up in the groovy structures of
“Mtume” where, with the help of the wah-wah pedal, the electrified trumpet abandoned phrasing to work exclusively on timbre and rhythm.

Miles Davis-trumpet & organ; Sonny Fortune-flute; Pete Cosey; Reggie Lucas; Dominique Gaumont electric guitar; Michael Henderson-bass; Al Foster-drums; Mtume-percussion

Long Play is a deep dive during the last hour of The Nightside into the music that time forgot.

Tune in to The Nightside with Andy O’ on Sunday night, August 22, from 8 to midnight.

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