You probably know pianist Ivo Neame from the integral part he plays in Phronesis, the trio led by bassist Jasper Hoiby. Aside from a few other side gigs, notably with Kairos 4tet and the Marius Neset Group, Neame is also about to release his third album as a frontman, this time making the jump from Edition Records to Whirlwind Recordings. Strata is scheduled to drop June 15th and features a singular yet compelling instrumentation with Neame on piano, keys and accordion, Jim Hart on vibraphone, Tori Freestone on saxes and flutes, Tom Farmer on double bass and Dave Hamblett on drums. Nextbop is premiering the video for the second single, “Personality Clash” below the jump. If you like what you hear also make sure to view the EPK for the release as well as a video clip for the lead single “Strata” also below.
Sébastien Hélary co-founded Nextbop in 2009 with the objective of introducing modern jazz music to a younger generation of fans. Aside from music, his other main obsession is food and he is the proud chef and co-owner of a little restaurant in Brittany, France.