Parallax Phronesis Edition Records/Planet This is the sixth album from AngloScandinavian trio Phronesis, and their fourth for Edition Records.
Led by Danish bassist Jasper Hoiby, accompanied by British pianist Ivo Neame and drummer Anton Eger from Sweden, the trio is obviously democratic in its approach to content, each member having composed three of these nine tracks.
The group’s name is an ancient Greek word, translated as “practical wisdom”, a description, added to the word musical, that certainly applies to Phronesis’s virtuosic capabilities. The music is cerebral and descriptive but also swings mightily.
One of the leader’s pieces, Just 4 Now,