Jasper Høiby (Denmark) - double bass; Ivo Neame (UK) - piano; Anton Eger (Sweden/Norway) - 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 in 2005 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 Spring 2016 Phronesis launched their sixth album ‘Parallax’ (recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London) with concerts at the 950-seater Cadogan Hall in London and at Jazzhouse in Copenhagen, plus tour dates in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland and France. In the summer the trio were invited to perform at the opening of the Danish Olympic Pavilion in Rio, Brazil alongside dates at the prestigious SESC venues in São Paulo. September saw the trio returning to the studio in Germany to record Julian Argüelles’s arrangements of their compositions with the hr Frankfurt Radio Big Band. This album, titled ‘The Behemoth’, is due for release on March 31st 2017.
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“One of the most exciting bands on the planet today” JAZZWISE
Look out for Phronesis - they might change your life! SEAN RAFFERTY ('IN
TUNE' BBC RADIO 3)
“...the most electrifying experience to be had in British jazz” THE
“The most exciting and imaginative piano trio since EST” JON NEWEY (EDITOR
“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
“As the pile of talented and exciting piano trios continues to grow ever higher,
it takes a very talented and exciting threesome to rise to the top and stay