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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Phronesis: We Are All

Read "We Are All" reviewed by Geno Thackara

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 ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Jazz dans la Nuit at The Montreal International Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Jazz dans la Nuit at The Montreal International Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

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jny: Montreal is a city known for its beautiful historic churches and cathedrals. Église du Gesù, a magnificent church situated in the heart of downtown Montreal, opened its doors in 1865. The basement in the church has housed an amphitheater dedicated to the arts ...

Jakob Sorensen: Nomad

Read "Nomad" reviewed by Nick Davies

Scandinavian jazz has always found its strength in its musicians like Jakob Bro, who is a guitarist and has worked with such names as Bill Frisell but is also band leader in his own right; as well as double bassist Jasper Hoiby, who leads the critically acclaimed band Phronesis while being an in demand sideman. Young ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Phil Barnes' Best Releases of 2016

Read "Phil Barnes' Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Phil Barnes

It was tempting to view the events of 2016 in apocalyptic terms--even leaving politics to one side, the succession of beloved entertainers falling to the Grim Reaper was a salutary reminder of the limits of our own mortality. Some saw this as a sign of something ending, a watershed and not in a good way, but ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

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 ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Fano Jazz By The Sea 2016

Read "Fano Jazz By The Sea 2016" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Fano Jazz by the Sea
Fano
Varie sedi
22-31.07.2016

Fano Jazz By The Sea trova ogni anno formule nuove, anche per far fronte a esigenze contingenti. Per quanto riguarda le sedi dei concerti di questa ventiquattresima edizione si è in parte rinunciato all'atmosfera marina, avendo abbandonato i luoghi storici all'aperto: ...

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 ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

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 ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Phronesis at Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Read "Phronesis at Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast" reviewed by Ian Patterson

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 ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazzkaar 2014

Read "Jazzkaar 2014" reviewed by John Kelman

Jazzkaar 2014
Tallinn, Estonia
April 16-28, 2014

Any opportunity to return to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia in Eastern Europe, is one worth grabbing. Beyond the somewhat surreal feeling of being in a country that, just 23 years ago, was a completely different place, Tallinn is, quite simply, one of the most ...