Esbjörn Svensson Trio ‘Seven Days Of Falling’ (ACT)

Frantic as I seemed on discovering this album, I quickly delved for my wallet, foolishly without listening to any of the tracks. Impressed as I was with their ‘From Gagarin’s Point Of View’ album from 1999 i was drawn very easily into this purchase only to be very disappointed – as overwhelmed as i had been previously I was equally deflated this time around.
With the accolade of ‘BBC jazz award winner’ and encouraging reviews of late, especially from Jazzwise Magazine’s Alyn Shipton, it surprises me some what that this does very little for me.
As an outside possibility I suggest you listen to “did they ever tell Consteau?” before making your own decision, but if you want good advise, then the previous album is an outright winner.

Steve Williams