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For Your Consideration: Phronesis' 'Walking Dark'

Marc Rosenfeld Antunes
Staff Writer
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.

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Phronesis' 'Walking Dark' Stream

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

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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Phronesis by Juan Carlos Hernandez

seb.
Co-Founder
s.helary [at] nextbop.com

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!!!

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New Music: Phronesis' Alive

seb.
Co-Founder
s.helary@nextbop.com

[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!

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The British are coming!!!

seb.
Co-Founder
s.helary@nextbop.com

Here's a little heads up of what we got for you next week (this is really just an excuse to put up this Kate Moss pic).

SOOO. Next week, we're putting up a ton of new music by British Nextboppers [Phronesis] (who now features Mark Guiliana of [Heernt] and [Now vs. Now]), [Portico], [Curios] and of course, my personal favorite, [Neil Cowley]!!!!!!

Plus Anthony's has cooked us up a piece on why he listens to so many different kinds of music.

SOOO. STAY TUNED Y'ALL!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. [Phronesis]' leader, Jasper Hoiby, is actually a Dane living in London. No disrespect to anyone intended.