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Jasper Høiby's Phronesis

Jasper Høiby (double bass), Ivo Neame (piano), Anton Eger (drums)

Phronesis was created by Copenhagen-born London-based bassist Jasper Høiby in 2005. Phronesis’ debut album Organic Warfare was released in November 2007 on Loop Records. Organic Warfare was in the US iTunes ‘top 100 selling albums’ charts for two months following its release, and has to date, sold more than 12,000 downloads internationally.

Their hotly anticipated second album Green Delay was released in June 2009. The album has met with huge critical acclaim from The Guardian, Jazzwise and The Times, with Jazzwise voting it as one of their top ten albums of 2009 and journalist Chris Parker describing it as ‘a compulsively listenable, often downright haunting album’....
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Press quotes for ‘ALIVE’ (Edition Records 2010)

“Alive sounds like one of the hot UK jazz-album contenders of 2010” GUARDIAN ****

“Alive is about as exciting as it can get without actually seeing this band live and in the flesh” JAZZWISE ****

“The sort of album that should get bigger jazz names quaking in their boots.” BASS GUITAR MAGAZINE

“This scorching live set fizzes with a post-EST/Avishai Cohen-style energy, replete with sunny Mediterranean Brazilian flourishes and depth-charge basslines.” TIME OUT ****

“a spirited and dramatic three-way musical conversation”. THE YORK PRESS

Press quotes about PHRONESIS

“Look out for Phronesis - they might change your life!” SEAN RAFFERTY ('IN TUNE' BBC RADIO 3)

“The most exciting and imaginative piano trio since EST” JON NEWEY (EDITOR JAZZWISE)

“...the most electrifying experience to be had in British jazz.” THE TELEGRAPH

“Anyone who doubts there’s a UK jazz scene worth taking note of should listen to Phronesis, who are proof positive that we have bands that are worthy of jazz’s premier league right on our doorstep.” BASS GUITAR MAGAZINE

”I know I’m going to keep listening.” AVISHAI COHEN (BASSIST/COMPOSER)

”A frenetic grooving, great young band with bags of confidence..” TIME OUT

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