Leucocyte (album)

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Esbjörn Svensson Trio - Leucocyte.jpg
Studio album by Esbjörn Svensson Trio
Released 30 September 2008
Recorded Jan 17, 2007, Jan 18, 2007
Genre Jazz
Length 74:38
Label ACT Music

Leucocyte is a jazz album Esbjörn Svensson Trio released 30 September 2008. The album was released posthumously after the pianist Esbjörn Svensson died in June 2008.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Decade
  2. Premonition I: Earth
  3. Premonition II: Contorted
  4. Jazz
  5. Still
  6. Ajar
  7. Leucocyte I: Ab Initio
  8. Leucocyte II: Ad Interim
  9. Leucocyte III: Ad Mortem
  10. Leucocyte IV: Ad Infinitum


Allmusic found that "more than any other recording issued by this excellent band, Leucocyte captures the art of music making at the moment of conception."[1] PopMatters said that the album "is refreshing if not always easy or fun listening. E.S.T. could have continued making contemplative or gospel-tinged acoustic jazz in the Jarrett/ECM mode (the brief “Ajar” here is a fine example), but Svensson and his group have been frying bigger fish from the start.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
PopMatters (7/10)[2]


  1. ^ a b Jurek, Thom "Review". Allmusic. (accessed 2009-01-07)
  2. ^ a b Layman, Will (8 December 2008), "Leucocyte". PopMatters.com (accessed 2008-01-07)