The video below is largely a clip of drummer Anton Eger working out the outstanding closing solo of "Wings 2 the Mind" from their new live album, Life to Everything. It's one of the more impressive moments of the album and well worth the price of admission. The Scandinavian trio which also includes bassist Jasper Høiby and pianist Ivo Neame have been favorites of ours at Nextbop, a trio that lives just suitably enough outside the pocket. They're a marvel in the studio and, as their new album can attest, even more of a delight live. Check out the preview video for Life to Everything after the jump.
Marc Rosenfeld Antunes
mra337[at]nyu.edu / @mcrantunes
Much jazz music that has been at the very forefront of acclaim recently has been totally clean. The most recent albums to point to would be Robert Glasper’s Black Radio, a super-produced listen, an album with its audio tracks manipulated and equalised to a powerful whole, and Esperanza Spalding’s Radio Music Society, a record making use of a large, fully synchronised, well-rehearsed band. And why should it not be so? The clean provides the listener with that glossy effect of perfection represented in sound. Walking Dark, the most recent album by Phronesis, released everywhere by Edition Records, is not imperfect, but it is opposite to that perception; it is a celebration of hot music, rather than cool, clean, and controlled music.
The new Phronesis album, Walking Dark, is upon us and, per their new policy of spreading their music far and wide, samples of the whole Edition Records release is streaming online at SoundCloud. We're working on a For Your Consideration piece soon to rant and rave about it as you would expect from us but in the meantime, check it out for yourself after the jump.
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JC Hernandez (@jchernandezjazz) hipped me to some SiCK Phronesis vids on Twitter yesterday. These were shot by Edition Records to promote the band's latest album. Here's a repost for your viewing pleasure. Also check out JC's AMAZiNG pic from one of the band's shows in Geneva!!!
[Phronesis] (Jasper Hoiby on bass, Ivo Neame on piano and Mark Guiliana on drums) released a new album on Edition Records last July. I'm a little late but better late than never! I've been listening to the album all morning and there's really amazing stuff coming from this trio. Check out the 4 tracks I uploaded on Phronesis' Nextplayer and get yourself a copy of the album! It's REALLY worth it!