Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. A really nice mix of modes from keyboardist Jasper Van'T Hof – as some cuts feature the heavy electric modes we know from his MPS recordings of the 70s – but others feature a much more personal approach on acoustic piano! As with other records from the time, Jasper plays a range of keyboards here – from piano to Fender Rhodes to organ – and the group shifts a bit from track to track, depending on the mood – and features Wim Overgaauw on guitar, John Lee on bass, Zbigniew Seifert on violin, and Gerry Brown on drums. Lee and Brown kick in heavily on the jamming cuts, but lay back more on the mellower ones.
Green Delay is the hotly anticipated new album (2009) by bassist Jasper Høiby's stunning piano trio, Phronesis. Phronesis made a splash in 2007 with its debut release, Organic Warfare . Now, Green Delay sees Høiby return to mine the same rich seam of plush melodies and seductive grooves, revealing a maturity and emotional depth beyond his 31 years. Although officially the second release by Phronesis, Green Delay was recorded by a brand new line-up with Høiby and drummer Anton Eger, now joined by the dazzling young British pianist Ivo Neame. Together, they create music that will delight fans of Esbjorn Svensson Trio, the Avishai Cohen Trio and Keith Jarrett and the ice cool sound of ECM records.
Chris Jasper returned to his R&B/soul/funk roots on Deep Inside after making his gospel music debut on Praise the Eternal
Jasper van't Hof recorded his first solo album, The Selfkicker, in 1976, following the dissolution of Pork Pie, and it was already a clear avowal of faith to fully developed melody and precisely conceived music; it is still one of Jasper’s favourite albums today. This period also witnessed a number of duo contacts with musicians like Archie Shepp, Manfred Schoof, Wolfgang Dauner, Zbigniew Seifert, Toto Blanke, Stu Martin, Alphonse Mouzon and Bob Malach. …