Day & Taxi - Live in Baden CD

SKU CF 615
Christoph Gallio soprano, alto & c-melody saxophones
Silvan Jeger double bass, voice & sequenzer
Gerry Hemingway drums & percussion

“In 2023 DAY & TAXI celebrates its 35th anniversary. Bassist Silvan Jeger celebrates his 10th DAY & TAXI anniversary and drummer Gerry Hemingway has now also been with the band for 5 years. Reason enough to release a live production after 18 years (LIVE IN SHENZHEN, SHANGHAI AND TAIPEI). LIVE IN BADEN was recorded on 29 November 2021 and is, so to speak, an interim report.
The band describes their music as follows: Unimpressed by trends, DAY & TAXI moves autonomously and unmistakably at the intersection of composition and improvisation. DAY & TAXI plays contemporary music that is aware of the past, perceives the present and aims at the future.
The music - experimental and inclusive - is composed by Christoph Gallio and brought into the respective form by all participants together. The compositions can also be seen as sculptures. Stylistic heterogeneity, coincidence, minimalisms, ordinariness, poetry, humor and also artificiality in the form of sentimentality are allowed. The relaxed handling of this characterizes the unique DAY & TAXI sound, which unites and brings to life the individual qualities of the players.
The German jazz journalist Bert Noglik wrote in 2017: ... a very strong, also emotionally touching music. And in 2022: ...this is art in the broad sense - an associative space through which one can wander.
The Swiss saxophonist and composer Christoph Gallio, who lives in Baden near Zurich, was born in 1957. The self-taught musician studied classical saxophone with Iwan Roth at the Basel Music Conservatory and music with Steve Lacy in Paris. Later he completed a Master of Arts in Transdisciplinarity at the University of the Arts in Zurich (ZHdK). In his younger years he played with goldfish or worked with dancers - also in Japan.
Among others he played and/or recorded with Irene Schweizer, Urs Blöchlinger, Mani Neumeier, Peter Kowald, Fred Frith, Haco, Tetsu Saitoh, Phil Minton, Pablo Diaz, Marcelo von Schultz, Olie Brice, Andrew Lisle, Cath Roberts, London Improvisers Orchestra, Irene Aebi, William Parker, Rashied Ali, Matthew Ostrowski, Gerry Hemingway, Sven-Åke Johansson, Olaf Rupp, Jan Roder, Oli Steidle, Olaf Rupp, Andrea Neumann, Ernst Thoma, Julian Sartorius, Nicolas Stocker, Paula Shocron, Sergio Merce, Alistair Zaldua, Phil Durrant, Roger Turner, Dominic Lash and Mark Sanders. He is the leader of the trio DAY & TAXI for 35 years.”
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  • UPC5609063006155
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