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Day & Taxi (Gallio / Jeger / Meier): Artists [2 CDs] (Percaso)

Balancing jazz and contemporary music, the Swiss trio of Christoph Gallio (saxes), Silvan Jeger (double bass) and David Meier (drums), continues the history of this touring band that started in 1989, here in their 8th release of excellent modern jazz.

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UPC: 7640138448843

Label: Percaso
Catalog ID: 31/32
Squidco Product Code: 19444

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at PERCASO Studio in Baden, Switzerland, on September 20th, 21st and 22nd, by Will-y Strehler and Day & Taxi.


Christoph Gallio-alto, soprano, C-merlody, baritone sax

Silvan Jeger-doublebass

David Meier-drums

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"For nearly a quarter century of Swiss saxophonist Christoph Gallio is the driving force of DAY & TAXI. Its oscillating easily between jazz and contemporary musical compositions are concentrated aphoristic and formally independent by design.

Undeterred by trends dares DAY & TAXI a balance between composition and improvisation. Stylistic heterogeneity, poetry and artificiality in the form of sentimentality, clichés and kitsch can not be avoided. The serene and sublime handling it shapes the unique DAY & TAXI sound that combines the individual qualities of the players and revives.

DAY & TAXI which originally Formed in 1988 as a quartet with saxophonist Urs Blöchlinger (1954-1995), bassist Lindsay L. Cooper (1940-2001), drummer Dieter Ulrich and saxophonist Christoph Gallio. Concerts in Zurich (Gessneralle, firm). The current lineup has been working since 2013 the band has released eight recordings. DAY & TAXI toured in Canada, USA, Russia, Kazakhstan, Japan, China and Europe."-Christoph Gallio website

Artist Biographies

"Born in 1985 in Olten. As a child and teenager cello lessons. E-Bass and vocals in punk band. After graduation first double bass lessons. From 2005 to 2010 Bachelor and Master studies in jazz double bass at the Zurich University of the Arts under Dominique Girod, Rätus Flisch and Heiri Känzig, as well as lessons with Jan Schacher (interfaces / software programming), Daniel Pezzotti (cello) and Rahel Hadorn (vocals).

In addition to the concert activity as Kontrabassist appearances as a singer, guitarist, cellist, e-bassist and operator of various electronic devices. Stylistically, the interest spreads to a broad horizon of jazz and free improvisation, film and theater music, folklore imaginaire and country to electronic music, post-rock and ambient. Among others as a dedicated sideman in bands like DAY & TAXI, the Reto Suhner Quartet, PLANNT * and One Tfu, as co-leader in Uassyn, cold voodoo and Ehythm as well as in this jazz quartet This Difficult Tree, in the concept pop song Kingdom statement and in the solo project publish / perish .

Club and festival appearances at home and abroad. Theater music for Tell / Zahhak by Mass & Fieber 2012/13 in Altdorf, Zurich and Tehran. Theater Music for The Wall, Theater Aachen in autumn 16.

Silvan Jeger teaches double bass, electric bass and ensemble in Dietikon and Frauenfeld.

In October 2017, Silvan Jeger was artist-in-residence at Zurich Jazz Club moods."

-Silvan Jeger Website (Translated by Google) (

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Track Listing:


1. An Meinen Nassen Schuhspitzen 0:23

2. Long Distance (For Stephan Kunz, Commissioned By Kunsthaus Aarau) 5:30

3. Gobi In Gabi 1:49

4. Cheap Metal Glass 1:22

5. Walking With Beth (For Elsbeth Voerkel) 5:09

6. Feldfrau 1:58

7. Free 4:56

8. Drummer's Heart (For Matthias Gallati) 1:41

9. LA Fabrique DES Ornéments (For Alain Huck) 0:30

10. Die Zeichnerin 4:11

11. Death Ghost 5:36

12. Groove FOR W (For Michael Wertmüller) 0:31

13. Lisa IN Pisa (For Lisa Schiess) 1:59

14. Hansnah (For Hans Benda) 1:24

15. Jimmy (For Jimmy Giuffre) 4:45


1. Peine 0:34

2. 60 Beats & 60 Notes (For Marco Käppeli) 2:59

3. Andre's B (For Andre Behr) 6:43

4. Melody 1:02

5. BB (For Beat Blaser) 3:44

6. 18807 (For Anne Hoffmann) 3:42

7. Fermatas FOR Hideto (For Hideto Heshiki) 1:07

8. ONE More FOR Emil (For Emil Rey) 4:00

9. Melody (Drums) 0:36

10. Hügel 1:11

11. Beat A Beat ON Beat FOR Beat (For Beat Streuli) 4:03

12. Piriority (For Piroska Boros) 1:07

13. Gabi IN Gobi (For Gabi Fuhrimann) 2:45

14. Vero Vera? (For Vera Kappeler) 4:17

15. Flower Stand 5:47

Related Categories of Interest:

Improvised Music
European Improvisation and Experimental Forms
Trio Recordings
Melodic and Lyrical Jazz
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