quotes and reviews
QUOTES AND REVIEWS –
'Stillness' from Phronesis album 'Parallax' (Edition 2016) chosen as Track of the Year, 2016 by the The Arts Desk.
“this album’s fine balance of composition and animated collective improvisation holds the attention from start to finish.”
“..tortuous rhythm-twisting struts are played with the breeziness of a carefree street band.”
“Strong themes and clear narratives balance optimism and doubt, reflecting the albums inspiration – the radical ecology of Naomi Kleins book This Changes Everything.”
“I can only describe it as joyous. It’s a joyous album..“
“Some of the most creative and exciting new work that’ I think’s appeared on any side of the Atlantic recently..”
Airplay The Jazz House, BBC Radio Scotland
“Love that album!”
CHRIS PHILLIPS, HEAD OF MUSIC, JAZZ FM - UK
"Masters of evolving energy."
JAZZWISE - UK
“Fellow Creatures…finds the Danish bassist pushing beyond the tightly-wound trio parameters of his work with Phronesis and into the realms of extended ensemble barrier-busting…”
**** JAZZWISE - UK
“…clever/crafty writing that, while sounding fresh, is also smart and original. From the opening track…[jasper] succeeds in drawing you into an album experience…what a pleasing performance this nicely-balanced quintet has created…”
**** JAZZWISE - UK
“Jasper Høiby's wistful yet vibrant compositions are uniformly irresistible..”
“head and shoulders above..”
“one of the year's finest recordings and as such is highly recommended.”
“On the first album under his own name, he again shows his fascinating playing and his impressive compositional talents. With Fellow Creatures Høiby shifts jazz to an impressive new level. One of the best jazz albums of the year. Great class!”
“This is music with muscles, althoughlyrical and beautiful as well. Bassist Jasper Høiby deserve credit for the recording "Fellow Creatures." We get 10 great and accomplished songs, which are performed by five brilliant British musicians."
“Jasper Høiby, both as bassist, composer and band leader, take new and significant steps with ‘Fellow Creatures’. The Danish bass tradition is, in other words, in the very best hands."
Tor Hammero blog – NO
"It is fascinating to discover a Høiby beyond Phronesis!"
Jazz Forum **** - DE
"Høiby’s command of the ensemble is as striking as it appears natural, and if there’s one key distinction between Fellow Creatures and the music of Phronesis then it’s surely the sense of drama, depth and colour provided by the horns. Seizing these fresh new possibilities with aplomb, Hoiby has added new tricks to an ever expanding musical armoury.”
Jazz Journal Nov 2016
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