Alpha jazz
November 20, 2022

Ted Gioia: How I joined the Euro jazz cult

"So many posthumous jazz releases are just live concerts with the same songs we’ve already heard before, but this album (entitled 'HOME.S.') genuinely breaks new ground" - music writer Ted Gioia recommends the only solo piano album by Swedish pianist Esbjörn Svensson, released this week, 15 years after his death. "There is no time zone for jazz nowadays. Svensson played a key role in breaking down that barrier, one of the last in the genre’s long history of overcoming limitations. And that’s perhaps the most fitting legacy of all for this artist, whose music itself is timeless" - Gioia points out.