When Bugge Wesseltoft and Henrik Schwarz produced their collaboration „Duo“, it was clear that their synergy was both unique within, and revitalizing to, the whole genre of electro-acoustic beat-based improvisation.
Now the duo becomes a trio, and the dialogue becomes a Trialogue. Bassist Dan Berglund (est, Tonbruket) brings additional dimensions and a whole new range of improvisational possibilities, new musical conversational topics, and a completely new layer of sound, giving this project a different drive, yet retaining the spirit of the Duo project.
A will to surprise – not just the audience, but themselves as well – dominates proceedings. Moments of quasi-ambient atmosphere sit alongside driving energetic swathes of blues-inflected jamming from the future, near-metallic semi-sinister meteor storms of sound rest easily beside moments of classic jazz noire, and there is a marked assimilation of classical chamber sensibilities.
Where other musicians have engaged in similar stylistic juxtapositions, Wesseltoft, Schwarz and Berglund set themselves apart by managing the near-impossible feat of making a perfectly coherent aesthetic, a complete musical language of their own.
Since 1990 Bugge Wesseltoft has made an impressive, truly post-modern transistion from his ECM nordic jazz traditions.
Playing and recording together with the likes of Jan Garbarek, Sidsel Endresen, Terje Rypdal, Nils Petter Molvaer, Jon Eberson to forming his own innovative, worldwide touring group New Conception Of Jazz.
Wesseltoft is the founder of his exquisite label Jazzland Recordings, a highly demanded score composer and is credited as producer Joyce, Torun Eriksen, Akiko, Karen Mok.
Recently he made himself a name in the world of classical music playing selected Bach repertoire, Goldberg Variations or beside violinist Henrik Kraggerud on the beautiful ACT album Last Spring.
A rock music lover from heart Berglund been one important third of the group E.S.T., the Esbjorn Svenson Trio.
He made his way from the Royal Music University of Stockholm to the largest venues all around the globe.
Dan Berglund is legendary for his deep and full “Mingus-like” bass tone and his “Jimi Hendricks-like” solos, using all sorts of effects to make the double bass sound like screaming electric guitars. This has made him the sensation in many of e.s.t.´s concerts.