Esbjörn Svensson, of the jazz-etc-trio e.s.t., died Saturday. Only 44, he died in what seems to have been a diving accident, outside Stockholm.

After having seen them play at Bimhuis some years ago, we went to see e.s.t. play at the North Sea Jazz Festival last year, but it was so crowded, we couldn’t see a thing. So we left, to wait for a better opportunity – which won’t occur.

Here’s a clip: