Phronesis, Frankfurt Radio Big Band & Julian Argüelles - The Behemoth (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Phronesis, Frankfurt Radio Big Band & Julian Argüelles - The Behemoth (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Phronesis, Frankfurt Radio Big Band & Julian Argüelles - The Behemoth (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:43 minutes | 1,23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

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.

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.


01. Ok Chorale
02. Untitled#1
03. Stillness
04. Herne Hill
05. Charm Defensive
06. Zieding
07. Phraternal
08. Intro To Urban Control
09. Urban Control
10. Happy Notes


Julian Argüelles - arranger, conductor (tenor saxophone solo on #9)
Jasper Høiby - double bass
Ivo Neame - piano
Anton Eger - drums

Frankfurt Radio Big Band (hr-Bigband):
Heinz-Dieter Sauerborn ss/as/fl/picc
Oliver Leicht as/cl (clarinet solo on #3)
Tony Lakatos ts/a-fl (tenor solo on #1)
Steffen Weber ts (tenor solo on #3)
Rainer Heute bs/b-cl
Frank Wellert tp/flh
Thomas Vogel tp/flh
Martin Auer tp/flh (trumpet solo on #8)
Axel Schlosser tp/flh (trumpet solo on #6)
Günter Bollmann tb
Peter Feil tb (trombone solo on #4)
Christian Jaksjø tb/b-tp (bass trumpet solo on #5)
Manfred Honetschläger b-tb
Martin Scales g (guitar solos on #2 and #10)

foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-03-06 07:33:57

Analyzed: Phronesis, Frankfurt Radio Big Band & Julian Argüelles / The Behemoth

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR10 -0.70 dB -13.76 dB 3:49 01-Ok Chorale
DR11 -0.70 dB -14.72 dB 6:58 02-Untitled#1
DR10 -0.70 dB -13.96 dB 9:09 03-Stillness
DR10 -0.70 dB -14.13 dB 4:55 04-Herne Hill
DR11 -0.70 dB -13.85 dB 6:36 05-Charm Defensive
DR12 -0.70 dB -15.36 dB 9:46 06-Zieding
DR11 -0.70 dB -15.78 dB 6:53 07-Phraternal
DR11 -0.70 dB -14.27 dB 2:49 08-Intro To Urban Control
DR12 -0.70 dB -14.66 dB 7:45 09-Urban Control
DR11 -0.70 dB -15.18 dB 6:07 10-Happy Notes

Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2752 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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