Jasper Høiby (double bass), Ivo Neame (piano), Anton Eger (drums)
Phronesis was created by Copenhagen-born London-based bassist Jasper Høiby in 2005. Phronesis’ debut album Organic Warfare was released in November 2007 on Loop Records. Organic Warfare was in the US iTunes ‘top 100 selling albums’ charts for two months following its release, and has to date, sold more than 12,000 downloads internationally.
Their hotly anticipated second album Green Delay was released in June 2009. The album has met with huge critical acclaim from The Guardian, Jazzwise and The Times, with Jazzwise voting it as one of their top ten albums of 2009 and journalist Chris Parker describing it as ‘a compulsively listenable, often downright haunting album’.
This success has led to Phronesis signing to impressive new UK jazz label Edition Records, for whom they recorded their third album ‘Alive’ live in March 2010 at the Forge Arts Venue in London. Featured on this album is guest US drummer Mark Guiliana (‘fast-rising star of the drum world’ �” Time Out). The album ‘Alive’ was released on July 26th 2010 and launched at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club, London on August 3rd.
2010 has seen the trio gain increasing attention in Europe, with acclaimed performances at the Banlieues Bleues Festival in Paris, and the Copenhagen and North Sea Jazz Festivals. Back in the UK, the trio were nominated for ‘Best Jazz Ensemble’ in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards in April, featured on the front cover of Jazzwise Magazine in August and nominated as 'best jazz act' in the prestigious MOBO awards in October. Their charismatic live performances prompted Jon Newey (Editor of Jazzwise) to describe them as ‘the most exciting and imaginative piano trio since EST’.
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Press quotes for ‘ALIVE’ (Edition Records 2010)
Alive sounds like one of the hot UK jazz-album contenders of
Alive is about as exciting as it can get without actually seeing
this band live
and in the flesh JAZZWISE ****
“The sort of album that should get bigger jazz names quaking
boots.” BASS GUITAR MAGAZINE
“This scorching live set fizzes with a post-EST/Avishai
replete with sunny Mediterranean Brazilian flourishes and
basslines.” TIME OUT ****
a spirited and dramatic three-way musical conversation.
Press quotes about PHRONESIS
Look out for Phronesis - they might change your life! SEAN
('IN TUNE' BBC RADIO 3)
“The most exciting and imaginative piano trio since EST” JON
“...the most electrifying experience to be had in British jazz.”
“Anyone who doubts there’s a UK jazz scene worth taking
note of should
listen to Phronesis, who are proof positive that we have bands
worthy of jazz’s premier league right on our doorstep.”
BASS GUITAR MAGAZINE
”I know I’m going to keep listening.”
AVISHAI COHEN (BASSIST/COMPOSER)
”A frenetic grooving, great young band with bags of