Practically an étude 'Zeta' begins like a Beethoven sonata and you wonder where it will go. You soon know that it departs for the soul. The most influential European jazz pianist of the 21st century torn from the adoring bosom of the global jazz community and his army of fans worldwide far too soon with his premature death in a scuba diving accident so cruelly in 2008 the timeless sound of Esbjörn Svensson remains a thing of beauty and in this beautiful vitrine of a track drawn from Home. S nothing changes - if anything the feeling of being close to a beautiful spirit grows from newly germinated seeds.
Also streaming is 'Alpha' a dreamy Bill Evans-like meditation. An event release for November - solo Esbjörn hasn't been heard before and what's on Home. S was recorded only weeks before the Swedish pianist's untimely death.