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Phronesis

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). 


ARTIST REVIEWS
Organic Warfare
Organic Warfare

"With the accent on strong melodies and grooves this is music that is consistently interesting. Bright and accessible but without any hint of compromise."

4 out of 5

Album Review


Green Delay
Green Delay

"Combining melody with groove in equal measure this ambitious but accessible recording is a treat for everybody's ears."

4 out of 5

Album Review


Phronesis, The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, 06/03/2010
Phronesis, The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, 06/03/2010

"One of the best and most distinctive piano/bass/drum configurations around. "

4 out of 5

Live Review


Alive
Alive

"There is a strong sense of the group having fun, taking musical risks and revelling in the sheer daring of it."

4 out of 5

Album Review


Phronesis, The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, 02/04/2011.
Phronesis, The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, 02/04/2011.

"An exceptional display of keenly intelligent music making."

4-5 out of 5

Live Review


Phronesis, “Pitch Black Project”, Pemberton Stage, Christ College, Brecon Jazz Festival,13/08/2011.
Phronesis, “Pitch Black Project”, Pemberton Stage, Christ College, Brecon Jazz Festival,13/08/2011.

"Guest contributor Pam Mann with her thoughts on a unique musical and sensory experience. "

5 out of 5

Live Review


Walking Dark
Walking Dark

"This is the sound of a band with total confidence in their own abilities."

4 out of 5

Album Review


Life To Everything
Life To Everything

"“Life To Everything” documents a group at the peak of its collective creative powers."

4-5 out of 5

Album Review


Phronesis : Pitch Black, Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham, 01/05/2015 (part of Cheltenham Jazz Fest)
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"

4 out of 5

Live Review


Parallax
Parallax

"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."

4 out of 5

Album Review


The Behemoth
The Behemoth

"A superb live recording featuring the unique collaboration between Phronesis and the Frankfurt Radio Big Band conducted by Julian Arguelles."

4-5 out of 5

Album Review


We Are All
We Are All

"As fresh, inventive and dynamic as ever, there’s still something very special and unique about Phronesis."

4-5 out of 5

Album Review


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Sunday at Wall2Wall Jazz Festival, Market Hall, Abergavenny, 02/09/2018.

Sunday at Wall2Wall Jazz Festival, Market Hall, Abergavenny, 02/09/2018.

Ian Mann enjoys the Jazz Alley and Charity Swing Party events at the Market Hall with performances by Wonderbrass, Tarion, Rebelinx and The Electric Swing Circus.


Saturday at Wall2Wall Jazz Festival, Melville Centre, Abergavenny, 01/09/2018.

Saturday at Wall2Wall Jazz Festival, Melville Centre, Abergavenny, 01/09/2018.

Ian Mann on a day of superb jazz with concert performances from bands led by Daniel Newberry, Alison Rayner, Ben Holder, Rachel Sutton and Tony Kofi plus interval music from Dave Jones and friends.


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