JASPER HØIBY double bass
IVO NEAME piano
ANTON EGER drums
Scandinavian/British jazz trio Phronesis have the ability to excite, inspire and move people in a way that few bands are able to do. Formed by Danish double-bass player Jasper Høiby, their charismatic live performances have captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide and prompted Jon Newey (Editor of Jazzwise Magazine) to describe them as “the most exciting and imaginative piano trio since EST”.
In 2013 Phronesis began the year touring in Australia, Scandinavia, Germany, Switzerland and the UK. They returned to North America in the summer to perform at Montreal, Vancouver and Edmonton jazz festivals in Canada and Rochester Jazz Festival and the Jazz Standard NY in the USA. In September the trio toured on the West Coast of the USA for the first time, including two performances at the Monterey Jazz Festival, and in October they repeated their extraordinary ‘Pitch Black’ project for three shows in Belgium. The trio recorded their fifth album of brand new material, live in the round, over three sold out EFG London Jazz Festival performances in November. In April 2014, they released ‘Life To Everything’ on Edition Records to huge critical acclaim from the international press.
Artist Website www.phronesismusic.com
‘From the outset…the intricate, syncopated bass lines of Hoiby underpin the frenetic drum groove of Eger, while elsewhere the spirit of leaderlessness ebbs and flows, as Neame’s spiralling piano lines join the action’. BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
‘Phronesis has certainly been stimulating minds and imaginations since the Anglo-Danish band burst into life in 2005, and this live album confirms its ability to concoct aural effervescence’. SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
‘All three musicians contribute three compositions here and they are all of a piece, merging dramatic bowed melodies, bright, chiming piano patterns and a carnival-like joie de vivre that puts the listener almost onstage with the band’. THE HERALD
‘A live album is exactly just the way to get the current Phronesis message across, and this is a powerful one’. THE GUARDIAN