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Phronesis

Tue, Sep 24, 2013




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The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents jazz Scandanavian/British jazz trio Phronesis for one night only, touring in support of their latest release, Walking Dark (Edition). Band members are Jasper Høiby (double bass), Ivo Neame (piano) and Anton Eger (drums). Set time Tuesday is at 7:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm.

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Scandinavian/British jazz trio Phronesis have the ability to excite, inspire and move people in a way that few bands are able to do. Led by London-based Danish double-bass player Jasper Høiby, their charismatic live performances have captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide and prompted Jon Newey or Jazzwise Magazine to describe them as “the most exciting and imaginative piano trio since EST.”

The trio rose to the peak of their creative power with the release of their fourth album, Walking Dark (Edition). Described in a five star review in BBC Music Magazine as “arguably the best disc yet from one of the best of the bunch of contemporary bands,” it is the first album in which all members of the band contribute to the writing and arranging. The album launch saw the trio touring the jazz festivals of Europe. Additionally, Jasper Høiby was awarded the Copenhagen Jazz Festival’s ‘Young Spirit Award’ and the trio won the ‘London Jazz Award’ at the London Awards for Art and Performance.

In 2011, the trio received an outstanding reception on their first tour of North America, including the Rochester, Montreal and Ottowa international Jazz Festivals and the Jazz Standard club in New York. In August, they premiered their ‘Pitch Black’ project at Brecon Jazz Festival, a performance in total darkness, which was described by The Telegraph as a “unique, unmissable triumph.” ‘Pitch Black’ was also repeated in Germany and to a sold out house at the London Jazz Festival in November.

In 2010, Phronesis developed a fierce reputation as one of the most formidable trios in the UK. They were nominated for ‘Best Jazz Ensemble’ in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards, featured on the front cover of Jazzwise Magazine and nominated for ‘Best Jazz Act’ at the prestigious 2010 MOSO Awards. Their 2010 ablum, Alive (Edition), was chosen as ‘Jazz Album of the Year’ by Jazzwise and MOJO magazines.

Formed by Danish bass player Jasper Høiby in 2005, the energy and individuality of Phronesis comes from an extraordinary democracy of expression and intuitive empathy between the musicians, who come together to create a propulsive groove-driven sound that is utterly accessible despite its underlying complexity. “Phronesis have a precocious compositional strength, hitching striking themes to engaging grooves; they have improve virtuosity to spare, but never show off, and make light of travelling the most devious rhythmic routes.”

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