Copenhagen-born, London-based bassist Jasper Høiby created the trio Phronesis in 2005
The trio has since gone on to win awards for Jazz Album of the Year in Jazzwise and MOJO Magazines 2010 (Alive, Edition 2010) as well as a London Jazz Award for their Pitch Black performance at Brecon Jazz festival 2012.
Jasper has, since moving to London in 2000, been an active part of the UK jazz scene and appeared in collaborations with numerous artists. Since finishing his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in 2004 Høiby has performed/recorded with a number of original artists, including, Django Bates, Shai Maestro, Julian Joseph, Kurt Elling, Tom Arthurs, Mark Lockheart, Julia Biel, Marius Neset, Kairos 4tet, Jim Hart and Ivo Neame. Since relocating to Copenhagen Høiby maintains a busy touring schedule both as a bandleader and sideman.
‘The most electrifying experience to be had in British jazz.’ The Telegraph (Phronesis, live review)
‘Jasper Høiby, a nimble player and intriguing composer, conjures harmonic patterns that generate a compelling tension.’ The Telegraph (Alive review)
‘…precocious compositional strength.’ The Guardian
‘Høiby fashions his pieces so the lines between freedom and form are beautifully blurred, the music flows as a tumultuous organic whole - everything belongs, nothing is forced.’ MOJO
‘Revolving around Høiby’s powerfully mobile bass ostinatos, Phronesis’ groove-centred music has a visceral attractiveness on these beautifully recorded live sessions. The trio’s capacity for dialogue is gripping.’ The Irish Times
‘Take a deep breath before listening to this, because you might forget to breathe for much of the next 73 minutes. Phronesis make music that is exhilarating, enthralling and unlike any piano-trio jazz you have heard before.’ Sydney Morning Herald (Alive review).