Friday, March 31, 2017

New Album from Phronesis with Julian Argüelles & Frankfurt Radio Big Band - out 31st March 2017

Phronesis set to release new album with Julian Argüelles & the
Frankfurt Radio Big Band
on 31st March 2017.

The first 50 copies will be signed by Phronesis


Phronesis have built a formidable reputation over the last decade as one of the most powerful and energetic small ensembles on the European jazz scene. Known for their virtuosity, dynamism and telepathic group interplay, the trio have commanded impressive media attention and established a substantial fanbase on a global level. Following six critically acclaimed trio albums, the band have now completed their most ambitious recording to date with the release of The Behemoth. Consisting of ten arrangements and re-imaginings of compositions from their back catalogue by Julian Argüelles, this remarkable, vibrant new album featuring the Frankfurt Radio Big Band is rich in colour and bursting with spirit and creativity.

1. Ok Chorale (Ivo Neame) 3.49 
2. Untitled#1 (Jasper Høiby) 6.58 
3. Stillness (Jasper Høiby) 9.09 
4. Herne Hill (Anton Eger) 4.55 
5. Charm Defensive (Ivo Neame) 6.36 
6. Zieding (Anton Eger) 9.46 
7. Phraternal (Ivo Neame) 6.53 
8. Intro to Urban Control (Julian Argüelles & Anton Eger) 2.49 
9. Urban Control (Anton Eger) 7.45 
10. Happy Notes (Jasper Høiby) 6.07

Julian Argüelles plays a pivotal role throughout this album, demonstrating his masterful ability as arranger and conductor, and also appearing as a soloist on Eger’s ‘Urban Control’. All three members of the trio have been long time admirers of Julian’s playing, writing and arranging and when an opportunity arose for them to collaborate, they all jumped at the chance. Likewise, the Frankfurt Radio Big Band have an impressive story, having been one of the key radio big bands in Europe for many years, collaborating with a plethora of international jazz artists . Tackling the music of Phronesis is no easy task for any large ensemble, but with Julian at the helm, they met the challenge with creative energy.

The Behemoth is released on 31st March 2017