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JASPER HØIBY – DOUBLE BASS IVO NEAME – PIANO ANTON EGER - DRUMS 'One of the most exciting bands on the planet!' – Jazzwise With a reputation for spellbinding roller-coaster live performances, Parliamentary Jazz Award winners & twice MOBO- nominated Anglo-Scandinavian trio Phronesis have captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide. We Are All, the band’s eighth and newest studio album, (Edition records September 2018) offers plenty of emotional range and musical richness for committed Phronesis fans and new listeners alike. But in its title and scope, it also seeks to focus attention on an important message of togetherness and balance beyond the one they demonstrate on the bandstand. "The musicians’ exceptional technical skills are completely integrated into the fascinating twists and turns of the music, which echoes everything from Liszt to early Soft Machine via bebop while still being unique in its conviction and sheer depth of content." - BBC Music Magazine 5* (2018) Formed in 2005, they have performed widely across Europe and taken their engaging grooves, irresistible rhythmic energy and breathtaking group interplay to concert stages and festivals across the world from Morocco to Brazil and Australia to North America (where the trio returned in the summer of 2017 for a tour of seven jazz festivals.) In 2017 Phronesis released their seventh album, ‘The Behemoth’, recorded in Germany with the hr Frankfurt Radio Big Band - a special commissioned project to celebrate the band's tenth anniversary, for which composer/arranger Julian Argüelles created innovative big band arrangements of the trio’s compositions drawn from their entire back catalogue

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

From Lee Konitz and Charlie Parker to Ed Neumeister and Matt Ulery

Read "From Lee Konitz and Charlie Parker to Ed Neumeister and Matt Ulery" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show has a wide variety of classic and contemporary modern jazz, touching on Charlie Parker, Ed Neumeister, Uri Caine, Matt Ulery, and Lee Konitz among others. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't' Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Phronesis “Breathless" ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New music from Guitarist Jan Rivera, plus Nate Smith, Jonathan Lundberg and Jan Hammer

Read "New music from Guitarist Jan Rivera, plus Nate Smith, Jonathan Lundberg and Jan Hammer" reviewed by Len Davis


Jan Rivera, Marco Minneman, Mohini Dey with their new single. Nate Smith and Vernon Reid from Kinfolk 2:See The Birds, Phronesis from Parallax and Elephant9, AKA Moon and Helmet of Gnats with some progressive rock fusion. Playlist Jan Rivera-Marco Minneman-Mohini Dey “Thing's That Don't Fit" from Thing's That Don't Fit (Self Produced) 00:00 Alberto ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

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 ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Daniel Rosenboom, Deep Ford, Dayna Stephens and More

Read "Daniel Rosenboom, Deep Ford, Dayna Stephens and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


The feature artist is Los Angeles trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom who stokes the fires of outrage and concern for current politics and society on his new Absurd in the Anthropocene. There are plenty of new releases from European artists: Deep Ford, the very ambitious trio of keyboardist Benoit Delbecq, saxophonist Robin Fincker and drummer Sylvain Darrifourcq, Phronesis ...

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Article: Live Review

Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Rob Garratt


Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2019 Hong Kong City Hall; Hong Kong Park Hong Kong September 22, 25-27 We've long been told that jazz is a world language, but regional dialects are becoming an increasingly louder part of the conversation. Sitting conceptually, if not geographically, on the nexus ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Phronesis Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

Read "Phronesis Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam" reviewed by BIMHUIS


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 ...

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Article: Album Review

Myriad3: Vera

Read "Vera" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


The number of contemporary jazz piano trios that take their inspiration from non-jazz sources seems to grow all the time. To a list that includes The Bad Plus, Phronesis, and E.S.T. add the Canadian group Myriad3 which draws from concepts in classical music and progressive rock. They often begin their pieces with one repeated figure and ...

Album

We Are All

Label: Edition Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: One for Us; Matrix for D.A.; The Edge; Emerald Horseshoe; Breathless; The Tree Did Not Die.

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Article: Year in Review

Geno Thackara's Best Releases of 2018

Read "Geno Thackara's Best Releases of 2018" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Despite (or in defiant response to) the difficulties of the streaming age, 2018 has seen another musical bumper crop--especially for those of us who particularly love the sound of the piano. There were enough top-notch offerings to make a list at least twice as long, but these have been the most frequent and satisfying staples in ...


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