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Høiby, Hart and Neame: Thinking Big

Read "Høiby, Hart and Neame: Thinking Big" reviewed by Geno Thackara

No one's ever accused the members of Phronesis of lacking imagination. This isn't the space to talk about that particular trio, as it comes during a gap in the action, but two of its members concurrently demonstrate that they're just as restless even in some very different contexts. Jasper Høiby Planet B Edition Records 2020 Unity has been one prime theme of bassist Jasper Hoiby's career, as eloquently shown on his solo ...

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Jasper Høiby: Fellow Creatures

Read "Jasper Høiby: Fellow Creatures" reviewed by Phil Barnes

Creativity is an unpredictable beast, yesterday's inspiration can soon turn stale, evaporating with the morning dew if not carefully cultivated and attended to. That idea that was once so exciting can easily become a well-worn rut, or even a trap, into which the unwary can fall. Bassist Jasper Hoiby, a third of Phronesis, appears to recognise the benefits of staying creatively fresh on this fantastic new record, explicitly taking the time to try something different, and, possibly, recharging the creative ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Jasper Høiby: Fellow Creatures

Read "Fellow Creatures" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Taking a break from his highly (and justifiably) praised trio Phronesis, virtuoso bassist Jasper Høiby described the rationale for Fellow Creatures thus: “it's been a dream of mine for a while to start a larger ensemble and to have the option of writing for two melody instruments as well as the trio." Høiby also regards the album in three ways; first he wanted to tell a story with a whole album, establishing a relationship between the album and ...

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Jasper Hoiby: In Conversation

Read "Jasper Hoiby: In Conversation" reviewed by Nick Davies

Scandinavian/British jazz trio Phronesis have been described in Jazzwise Magazine as “one of the most exciting bands on the planet today" and by Jon Newy in the same publication as “the most exciting and imaginative piano trio since the Esbjorn Svensson Trio." They have been nominated for numerous awards such as “The Best Jazz Ensemble" at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards and “Best Jazz Act" at The MOBO Awards, both in 2010. The band are currently working on their latest project ...

INTERVIEW

Jasper Høiby: Phronesis and a Walk in the Dark

Read "Jasper Høiby: Phronesis and a Walk in the Dark" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

"The visuals," says bassist Jasper Høiby about his band Phronesis, “are just the icing on the cake." The music is his primary concern, but it's undeniable that Høiby's Anglo-Scandinavian trio is one of the most visually striking outfits on the European scene. There's Høiby himself: tall, slim, blond and often rather intense looking, playing his double bass. Then there's Anton Eger, sartorially stylish--possibly the only drummer in contemporary music who looks good in a bow tie--and constantly in motion as ...


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