Ivo Neame piano – Jasper Høiby double-bass – Anton Eger drums – Frankfurt Radio Big Band
Critics were unanimous in their praise for The Behemoth. The refined, cool sound of Phronesis, the jazz trio of the Danish bass player Jasper Høiby, blends in beautifully with the rich, warm sound of the Frankfurt Radio Big Band.
What happens when you ask Phronesis to collaborate with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band? The outcome is The Behemoth, a stunning album, unanimously praised by critics. Allaboutjazz.com gave the album a score of 4.5 out of 5, describing it as “a multi-faceted major recording by the Høiby-led trio, augmented by one of the world's hottest big bands”. The refined, cool sound of Phronesis, the jazz trio of the Danish bass player Jasper Høiby, blends in remarkably well with the rich, warm sound of the Frankfurt Radio Big Band thanks to the intelligent, creative and virtuoso arrangements of Julian Argüelles. Phronesis and the Frankfurt Radio Big Band demonstrate that the whole is often greater than the sum of its parts. In other words, if you love big bands, then you will thoroughly enjoy this concert. Then again, if you’re a fan of Phronesis, you’ll be equally happy.