Release date: 4 March 2022
Available as limited edition vinyl, with online-only exclusives, as well as on WAV and MP3
Credits and About
Jasper Høiby Double Bass
Ivo Neame Piano
Mark Guiliana Drums
Music composed by Jasper Høiby
Produced by Jasper Høiby
Executive producer Dave Stapleton
Recorded live at The Forge Arts Venue on 3rd and 4th March 2010 by Matt Robertson.
Assistant engineer Dave Moore. Mixed and mastered by August Wanngren in April and May 2010 at We Know Music Studios, Islands Brygge, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Album artwork by Oli Bentley and Will Hibbert, Split. Front cover photo by Daniel A. Clemmensen. Inside photography taken at the original live shows by Tim Dickeson on 3rd and 4th March 2010.
Over the last two decades, Phronesis forged a reputation for spell-binding live performances, capturing the imaginations of audiences worldwide. Years of performing, touring and recording gave this trio a matchless rapport that inspired an ever-flowing stream of pioneering new music.
The group’s first album on Edition Records and their first live recording, it was ‘Alive’ that truly catapulted the trio onto the international stage. Flawless in execution, and driven by some of the most infectious and compelling music written in recent years, this extraordinary recording became one of the most talked-about live piano trio releases. It was awarded Album of the Year in 2010 by both Mojo and Jazzwise and was voted Jazzwise Magazine’ No.1 Jazz Album of the last 5 years in 2015. It won endless plaudits and praise for its irresistible excitement, skillful flair and expansive compositional craft, and prompted extensive international touring across the world.
At the centre of the band’s sound was bassist and founder Jasper Høiby, the charismatic and dynamic player and composer, and a musician who has been central in shaping the story of Edition Records as a label. On ‘Alive,’ Jasper is joined by Ivo Neame on keys and Mark Guiliana on drums, standing in for Anton Eger on this one-off live recording.
To celebrate over a decade since the album first dropped, ‘Alive’ will be released on vinyl for the first time ever in March 2022 with brand new artwork and liner notes specially written by Jasper.
Get your orders in early – this special edition vinyl album is a must-have collector’s item for fans of the group.
– Each Vinyl will be packaged in a double album gatefold
– Each LP will be pressed on Ocean Blue Coloured Vinyl
– The first 200 copies sold on the Edition Store will be numbered
– The Deluxe Vinyl package will include sheet music of all 10 tracks as a PDF download.
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