Concert on 21 April 2017 at 20:00h in the ZeitHaus
Jasper Høiby (bass) – Anton Eger (drums) – Ivo Neame (piano)
An intense bass line counterpointed with piano and drums, sophisticated rhythms and a furious pace: The jazz trio Phronesis lives up to its name – an ancient Greek word denoting wise and harmonious action. Danish double bass player Jasper Høiby, British pianist Ivo Neame and Swedish drummer Anton Eger create complex musical structures that produce a sophisticated yet infectious sound. Unlike many classical jazz trios, the piano doesn't take the lead – all three musicians contribute equally to the final sound. It is difficult to tell which pieces and passages are formally composed and which are freely improvised. Their fascinating effortlessness and vitality make Phronesis particularly captivating live on stage. Not for nothing has the British magazine Jazzwise described the group as "one of the most exciting bands on the planet today!"
The trio Phronesis was founded by double bass player Høiby in London in 2005. He is the only one of the three who describes himself as a purely jazz musician – Neame and Eger are also influenced by grunge, rock and hip-hop, all of which are reflected in the fascinating mix of the trio's soundscapes. Over the past ten years the three musicians have developed an impressive musical symbiosis and daring virtuosity. Their sixth and latest album Parallax was recorded at London's legendary Abbey Road Studios and released in 2016. In 2015 the trio performed Phronesis compositions arranged by British composer and saxophonist Julian Argüelles for the hr-Bigband – Frankfurt Radio Bigband. This extraordinary collaboration returned to the studio in 2016. The recording will be released as an album in the early summer of 2017.