© Gerry Hemingway
© Gerry Hemingway
© Gerry Hemingway

DAY & TAXI

DAY & TAXI

Christoph Gallio - soprano, alto & c-melody saxophone, composition
Silvan Jeger - double bass & voice
Gerry Hemingway - drums

DAY & TAXI wurde 1988 mit Urs Blöchlinger als Quartett gegründet und wird seit 1989 als Trio von Christoph Gallio geführt.

Die aktuelle Formation arbeitet seit 2013/18 zusammen. 2014 veröffentlichte sie die Doppel-CD «ARTISTS», 2016 die „LP/CD «WAY». Ausgedehnter Konzerttätigkeit in der Schweiz, in Italien, in Japan (2015), in Argentinien und in Chile (2017). DAY & TAXI spielte an den internationalen Jazzfestivals von Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Quebec City, Arkhangelsk, Moskau, New York (VISION), Pärnu, Almaty, Yokohama, Bolzano (Jazzfestival Trento), Zürich (TAKTLOS).

Unbeeindruckt von Trends bewegt sich DAY & TAXI autonom und unverkennbar an der Schnittstelle von Komposition und Improvisation. DAY & TAXI spielt zeitgenössische Musik, die sich der Vergangenheit bewusst ist, die Gegenwart wahrnimmt und die Zukunft anvisiert.

Die Musik – experimentell und einschliessend – wird bis auf wenige Ausnahmen von Christoph Gallio komponiert und von allen Beteiligten gemeinsam in die jeweilige Form gebracht. Die Kompositionen können auch als Skulpturen gesehen werden. 

Stilistische Heterogenität, Zufall, Minimalismen, Alltäglichkeit, Poesie und auch Künstlichkeit in Form von Sentimentalitäten werden zugelassen. Der gelassene Umgang damit prägt den einzigartigen DAY & TAXI-Sound, der die individuellen Qualitäten der Mitspieler vereint und aufleben lässt.

DAY & TAXI, this trio remains one of Europe's best kept secrets. DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY, BRUCE LEE GALLANTER, NEW YORK CITY

... eine sehr stake, auch emotional anrührende Musik. BERT NOGLIK, LEIPZIG

I've long been a fan, and 'Way' is a striking, beautifully-conceived album. All compositions are by the leader, and they're succinct and pellucidly-structured – as are his improvisations. ... Gallio is his own man, and a real musical thinker. Bassist Jeger and drummer Meier are simpatico partners. ***** JAZZ JOURNAL, ANDY HAMILTON, LONDON

Aktuelle CD: DAY & TAXI // WAY (2LP (CD included) PERCASO 33, 2016)

History

DAY & TAXI was originally formed in 1988 as a quartett with saxophonist Urs Blöchlinger (1954–1995), bassist Lindsay L. Cooper (1940–2001), drummer Dieter Ulrich and saxophonist Christoph Gallio. Concerts in Zurich (Gessneralle, Kanzlei).
1989 Urs Blöchlinger quitt the band, the trio is managed by Christoph Gallio.
1991, Switzerland tour with Lindsay L. Cooper and Dieter Ulrich (St.Gallen, Sommeri, Untersiggenthal, Kunsthaus Aarau, Zürich, Basel).
1992, CD release on PERCASO: DAY & TAXI «ALL» (Cover art by Gilbert & George)
1993, Russia, Estonia and Lithuania tour (Moskow, Jazzfestival in Arkhangelsk, Novosibirsk, St. Petersburg, Pärnu, Vilnius). Sessions with Konstantin Sedovin, Vladimir Chekasin and others.
1994, Canada tour at the Jazz Festivals in Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Quebec City and Toronto.
1997, Dominique Girod replaces Lindsay L Cooper who went back to Scottland. Concerts in Zürich (MOODS), Winterthur (Theater am Gleis), Paris (Centre Culturel Suisse), Balerna (Jazz Festival).
1998, CD release on PERCASO: DAY & TAXI «ABOUT» (Cover art by Beat Streuli)
1998, US and Canada tour (Boston, Roulette in New York, Red Room in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Madison, Detroit, Louisville, Atlanta, Columbia, Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Outpost in Albuquerque, Yardbird Suite in Edmonton Canada, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Western Front in Vancouver Canada, Toronto Canada)
1999, CD release on UNIT RECORDS: DAY & TAXI «LESS AND MORE» (Cover art by Alex Katz)
1999, Participation “ATOMIC MILK THROWERS“ Sampler compiled by Cinzia La Fauci (CD, Snowdonia, Messina, Italy). Concerts in Zürich (Galerie Mark Müller) and in Italy (with Christian Wolfarth on drums) (Jazzfestival Trento, Bolzano).
2000, Russia tour (Jazzfestival Arkhangelsk, Moscow DOM Club,Belgorod, Kursk, Bransk, Kaluga,Tula, Moscow JAZZ PROVINCE Festival). Concerts in Germany (Jazz Club Ulm, Cuba Münster, naTo Leipzig, LOFT Köln) and in Switzerland at Thun Kunstmuseum (Christian Wolfarth on drums), in Affoltern a. A., at W.I.M. in Zürich (with Yoshiaki “Onnyk“ Kinno), in Zug, and in Oberengstringen.
2001, a new edition of DAY & TAXI with bassist Daniel Studer and drummer Marco Käppeli. Japan tour (Morioka, Pit Inn Tokyo, Yokohama Jazz Festival, Minakuchi, Ueno, Fukuoka, Nagoya). Sessions with Onnyk and other Japanese musicians.
2003, CD release on PERCASO: DAY & TAXI «PRiVATE» (Cover art by Christopher Wool)
2003, CD release on PERCASO: DAY & TAXI «MATERIAL» (Cover art by Peter Z Herzog)
2004, Switzerland tour (Basel, Jazzfestival Aarau, Baden, Zurich). Christian Weber replaces Daniel Studer on bass.
2005, CD release on PERCASO: DAY & TAXI «OUT» (Cover art by Yoshitomo Nara)
2005, China tour (Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Shenzhen). Aditional concerts in Taipei, Taiwan. Masterclasses at the Beijing Midi School and the Taiwan University of the Arts.
2006, LP release on PERCASO: DAY & TAXI «live in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Taipei» (Cover art by Ai Wei Wei) (Release party at the Marlene Frei Gallery in Zurich)
2005 Concerts in Switzerland (TAKTLOS Festival Zurich, Zug, Dübendorf, Horw)
2006, US tour (with Michael Griener on drums) (Washington DC, Philadelphia, VISION Festival in New York City, Red Room in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Oakland, Seattle).
2007, Japan tour Nagoya (with Jasuhiro Usui), Osaka, Morioka (with Onnyk), Pit Inn Tokyo, Yokohama Jazz Festival, Minakuchi, Jazz Spot Candy Chiba (with Onnyk), Nagano).
2009, Almaty International Jazz Festival (with Tibor Elekes on bass) 2010 – 2012 concerts in Switzerland (Zurich, Baden, Steinhausen, Zug)
2013, a new DAY & TAXI edition is born. With Silvan Jeger on double bass and David Meier on drums.
2014, CD release on PERCASO: DAY & TAXI «ARTISTS» (Cover art by Alex Hanimann)
2014/15, CD release tour in Switzerland
2015, Japan tour
2016, 2LP release on PERCASO: DAY & TAXI «WAY» (Coverart by Franziska Furter)
2017, Argentina and Chile tour
2017/18, concerts in Switzerland / LP release tour
2018, Gerry Hemingway replaces David Meier on drums
2018, December 1st, celebration of 30 years DAY & TAXI at Pianolounge in Aarau, Switzerland

   

Music Samples

  1. ICY p
  2. ANNA IM WINTER for Anna Winteler p
  3. VEIT / FIGHT for Veit Stauffer p
  4. HITSKOPF for Christine Streuli p
  5. S for Susanna Wittwer p
  6. KLUMPEN for Stefan Gritsch p
  7. SNOW WHITE BLACK MAGIC p
  8. FÜNFUNDZWANZIG GLASTRÄNEN for David Meier p

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