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ARTICLE: RADIO

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Malija - Mark Lockheart Jasper Høiby Liam Noble: Instinct

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This is Malija's successor to their 2015 debut album The Day I Had Everything. The trio first played together on Mark Lockheart's album but that was in a quintet configuration with trumpet and drums. The three protagonists in this affair are now very well-known on the European jazz scene. Mark Lockheart, an alumnus of Loose Tubes, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Phronesis; Julian Argüelles; Frankfurt Radio Big Band: The Behemoth

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Julian Argüelles needs no lessons on how to arrange for a big band since cutting his teeth with the 1980s jazz phenomenon Loose Tubes, later joining Chris McGregor's legendary Brotherhood Of Breath. He also has recorded over a dozen albums under his name and subsequently leading several line-ups including his latest quartet Tetra. This is the ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Jasper Høiby: Fellow Creatures

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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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jasper Høiby: Fellow Creatures

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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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Phronesis: Parallax

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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 ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Phronesis Embark On Six-Date Irish Tour, 4-9 February

Phronesis Embark On Six-Date Irish Tour, 4-9 February

Brace yourself for a slice of Nordic noir as jazz trio Phronesis - hailed as “the most exciting and imaginative piano trio since EST” (Jon Newey, editor JAZZWISE) - bring their intelligent and dynamic sound on a Music Network tour from 4-9 February. Expect explosive live performances packed with intricate bass lines, hypnotic grooves and spiraling ...

NEWS: EVENT

Phronesis Plays One Off Belfast Gig May 30

Phronesis Plays One Off Belfast Gig May 30

Phronesis will play a one-off jny: Belfast gig at the Crescent Arts Centre, Friday May 30. Formed by Danish bassist Jasper Høiby in 2005, the energy and individuality of Phronesis comes from an extraordinary democracy of expression and intuitive empathy between the musicians - British pianist Ivo Neame and Swedish drummer Anton Eger come together with Høiby ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Norfolk And Norwich Festival 2014

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Norfolk And Norwich Festival
Norwich, UK
May 9-25, 2014

From a refurbished high street bank, to a 15th century church, via a Georgian trading hall and a 100-year-old travelling mirror tent, the 2014 Norfolk and Norwich Festival's jazz program covered a range of venues that offered plenty of history, quirkiness and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Phronesis: Life To Everything

Read "Life To Everything" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

In the contemporary world of jazz, when bands form, record and split with reckless disregard for longevity, Phronesis seems to have been around forever. Danish bassist Jasper Høiby formed the trio, which also includes British pianist Ivo Neame and Swedish drummer Anton Eger, in 2005. It approaches the end of its first decade by releasing Life ...