JASPER HØIBY double bass
IVO NEAME piano
ANTON EGER drums
‘One of the most exciting bands on the planet today!’ JAZZWISE
With the critically acclaimed release of their sixth album ‘Parallax’ in 2016 (recorded at Abbey Road studios) and a reputation for spell-binding, roller-coaster live performances, twice MOBO-nominated Anglo-Scandinavian trio Phronesis have captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide.
Formed in 2005, they have performed widely across Europe and taken their engaging grooves, irresistible rhythmic energy and breathtaking group interplay to concert stages and festivals across the world from Morocco to Brazil and Australia to North America (where the trio returned in the summer of 2017 for a tour of seven jazz festivals.)
In 2017 Phronesis released their seventh album, ‘The Behemoth’, recorded in Germany with the hr Frankfurt Radio Big Band – a special commissioned project to celebrate the band’s tenth anniversary, for which composer/arranger Julian Argüelles created innovative big band arrangements of the trio’s compositions drawn from their entire back catalogue. These arrangements have been performed in the UK, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands including at North Sea Jazz Festival 2017.
In October 2017 Phronesis won the ‘Jazz Ensemble of the Year’ award at the UK’s Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
ABOUT ‘WE ARE ALL’//
We Are All, the trio’s eighth and newest studio album, offers plenty of emotional range and musical richness for committed Phronesis fans and new listeners alike. But in its title and scope, it also seeks to focus attention on the interconnectedness of all living species and the responsibility we hold as human beings to coexist in harmony with our environment, and to protect the beauty, fragility and welfare of our planet, and each other.Worldwide Release: 14th Sept 2018
“It’s three minds operating as one, a deep, almost uncanny empathy that stands them apart from any other piano trio in Europe”. JAZZWISE
‘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