6 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

We Are All, the eighth album from London-based Phronesis, is a musical affirmation of the need for coexistence. The trio itself provides a model: Bassist Jasper Høiby, pianist Ivo Neame, and drummer Anton Eger are a lasting, ever-evolving unit, with an impeccably clear acoustic sound that nonetheless hints at the sonic friction and bracing pattern-based rhythm of electric jazz and electronica. There’s a pleasant symmetry in the fact that each trio member contributes two pieces, keeping the programme concise. Høiby sets a tone of high energy and complexity with “One for Us” and is more inward-looking on “Breathless.” Neame weighs in with the Douglas Adams homage “Matrix for D.A.” and the flowing, hypnotic “Emerald Horseshoe.” Eger’s “The Edge” is a marvel of interweaving parts and lilting harmony, an approach he puts to even more labyrinthine use on “The Tree Did Not Die.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

We Are All, the eighth album from London-based Phronesis, is a musical affirmation of the need for coexistence. The trio itself provides a model: Bassist Jasper Høiby, pianist Ivo Neame, and drummer Anton Eger are a lasting, ever-evolving unit, with an impeccably clear acoustic sound that nonetheless hints at the sonic friction and bracing pattern-based rhythm of electric jazz and electronica. There’s a pleasant symmetry in the fact that each trio member contributes two pieces, keeping the programme concise. Høiby sets a tone of high energy and complexity with “One for Us” and is more inward-looking on “Breathless.” Neame weighs in with the Douglas Adams homage “Matrix for D.A.” and the flowing, hypnotic “Emerald Horseshoe.” Eger’s “The Edge” is a marvel of interweaving parts and lilting harmony, an approach he puts to even more labyrinthine use on “The Tree Did Not Die.”

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