Phronesis parenthesis: A chat with jazz poster-boy Jasper Høiby

IF awards are anything to go by, then Phronesis are the hottest jazz act in the country right now. Their breakthrough album, Alive, picked up two very notable gongs last year – Jazzwise’s Album of the Year, and Mojo’s Jazz album of the Year, while the band were nominated for best group at Parliamentary Jazz Awards, and best jazz group at the MOBOs. All very impressive for a band who, on paper, are just a straight, acoustic trio – albeit one named after Aristotle’s term for “practical wisdom”. Very heavy stuff, but bandleader Jasper Høiby describes the band’s sound as … Continue reading Phronesis parenthesis: A chat with jazz poster-boy Jasper Høiby