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Phronesis Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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This energetic formation from London gives a futuristic twist to the jazz formula of piano, bass and drums. 'A killer live band' (The Guardian). Everything and everyone in the universe is interconnected: this is what Phronesis want to communicate with the album We Are All, the current highlight of their oeuvre according to de Volkskrant. The threesome from London became a big name at (jazz) festivals thanks to their exciting ensemble playing, sometimes close-knit and sometimes disorienting, but ...

RADIO

Phronesis, Art Hirahara, Marcus Klossek and a Posi-tone focus

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Featured on this show are new releases from Phronesis, Art Hirahara, and German guitarist Marcus Klossek. There is also a focus on the excellent Posi-tone label with great music from a selection of artists from their exciting roster. Recent ECM releases and classic cuts from Ornette Coleman and Miles Davis complete two hours of great jazz. Playlist Phronesis “One for Us" from We Are All (Edition Records) 00:00 Art Hirahara “Ruse for Blues Shoes" from Sunward Bound ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Phronesis: We Are All

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You never know where Phronesis will turn next, but you can count on something inventive, surprising, and still true to the identity that's made them one of the premier piano trios on the world stage. They've racked up an impressive round of extracurriculars since their previous original outing Parallax (Edition, 2016): the left-field crossover The Behemoth (Edition, 2017) saw them reinventing past material with Julian Argüelles and the Radio Frankfurt Big Band. Bassist Jasper Hoiby and pianist Ivo Neame made ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Phronesis: We Are All

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The incendiary playing on the opener “One For Us" augurs well for the rest of this, the eighth album by Phronesis. Their previous CD, The Behemoth was released in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim. It seems incredible that Jasper Høiby's brainchild has racked up so many consistently excellent recordings to date. Ivo Neame's “Matrix For D.A." opens with elliptical piano-phrases vying with equally curt percussion, but the duet is rapidly joined by pizzicato bass to balance the piece. ...

YEAR IN REVIEW

Nick Davies Best Releases of 2016

Read "Nick Davies Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Nick Davies

In terms of jazz 2016 has been a strong year with a number of solid releases and this has made the task of choosing twelve releases all that more difficult. The selections I have made take the listening on a journey from Matthew Bourne and his experimental sounds of the Moog to Nat Birchall more traditional saxophone playing. 2016 also saw the emergence of young talent such as Elliot Galvin as well as some great independent record labels and it ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Phronesis: Parallax

Read "Parallax" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Parallax (noun) “the apparent displacement of an observed object due to a change in the position of the observer." This phenomenon is exactly how the listener new to Phronesis' oeuvre would perceive this, their sixth album recorded within the last decade.“67000 MPH" for example, is a whistle stop tour of musically-defined gravitational resistance. The mad tempo changes and frequent erratic structural modulations characterise this frenetic opening number penned by Anton Eger. But in spite of this wild compositional ...

LIVE REVIEW

Phronesis at Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

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Phronesis Crescent Arts Centre Belfast, Ireland May 30, 2014 You had to feel sorry for the couple, rocking up at jny:Belfast's Crescent Arts Centre fifteen minutes before show time only to be told that the concert was a sell-out. Slightly sorry, that is, because in times when jazz is often a hard sell, a 'sold out' sign is music to the ears--certainly for those lucky to have bagged a ticket for Phronesis' penultimate date ...


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