Trio led by Copenhagen born, London based bassist and composer Jasper Hoiby. Emerging from the Loop Collective the group also features pianist Ivo Neame and Swedish drummer Anton Eger.
Albums “Organic Warfare” (Loop, 2007), “Green Delay” (Loop, 2009), “Alive” (Edition, 2010) ,“Walking Dark” (Edition, 2012) “Life To Everything” (Edition 2014) and “Parallax” (Edition, 2016).
"With the accent on strong melodies and grooves this is music that is consistently interesting. Bright and accessible but without any hint of compromise."
"Combining melody with groove in equal measure this ambitious but accessible recording is a treat for everybody's ears."
"One of the best and most distinctive piano/bass/drum configurations around. "
"There is a strong sense of the group having fun, taking musical risks and revelling in the sheer daring of it."
"An exceptional display of keenly intelligent music making."
"Guest contributor Pam Mann with her thoughts on a unique musical and sensory experience. "
"This is the sound of a band with total confidence in their own abilities."
"“Life To Everything” documents a group at the peak of its collective creative powers."
Phronesis : Pitch Black, Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham, 01/05/2015 (part of Cheltenham Jazz Fest)
"A unique and astonishing start to the 2015 Cheltenham Jazz Festival"
"There's a palpable spirit of audacious, free-wheeling adventure about this recording. This is a trio that is very much at the peak of its powers, and is, if anything, still improving."
"A superb live recording featuring the unique collaboration between Phronesis and the Frankfurt Radio Big Band conducted by Julian Arguelles."
"As fresh, inventive and dynamic as ever, thereâ€™s still something very special and unique about Phronesis."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann is educated and entertained by the first date of a tour celebrating the life and music of trumpeter Dizzy Reece performed by pianist Trevor Watkis and a stellar international quintet.
Ian Mann enjoys the final day of the Festival and performances by Flying Machines, the Monty Alexander Trio and Bill Laurance and the WDR Big Band conducted by Bob Mintzer.