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Day & Taxi (Gallio / Jeger / Meier): Way [VINYL 2 LPs + CD] (Percaso)

Swiss saxophonist Christoph Gallio has led the Day & Taxi group for more than 25 years, here as a trio with Silvan Jeger on double bass and David Meier on drums for a double LP of creative jazz blending unique contemporary composition with melodic approaches.
 

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Christoph Gallio-alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, C melody saxophone

Silvan Jeger-doublebass, voice

David Meier-drums


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UPC: 764071461334

Label: Percaso
Catalog ID: 33
Squidco Product Code: 22978

Format: 2 LPs + CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Double LP in a Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded at PERCASO studio in Zurich, Switzerland, on January 28th, 29th & 30th, 2016.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"Detours, paths astray, confusions, secret paths, detours, hope and wishes combine the path of impulses of the present, past, and future. The path runs in several dimensions at the same time, while at the same time being unique: it is the purpose and event at the same time. This distinguishes it from the map that always shows the same path, now matter how many times it has been taken. But the path not only requires movement along it, but at the same time reality in movement, so that the path can become reality. The path shifts the form of possibility into reality, so that reality becomes contingency. This shifting could be called the poetry of the path."-Berni Doessegger, Zurich, August 2016


Artist Biographies

"Christoph Gallio was born in 1957 and lives in Baden, Switzerland. Self-taught, he began playing 19 years soprano saxophone. He studied saxophone with Iwan Roth at Basel Conservatory and Music at Steve Lacy in Paris. MA in Transdisciplinarity at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Gallio in 1987 received the Special Art Prize of the city of Basel and the Canton Aargau 2009 Berlin studio and 2012 a work contribution. He directs the bands DAY & TAXI (with Silvan Jeger and David Meier), MÖSIÖBLÖ (with Sylvia Nopper, Marino Pliakas and Thomas Eckert), and ROSES FOR ALL (with Jan Roder and Oliver Steidle). With the visual artist Beat Streuli him on a longstanding cooperation. The latest joint project is the interdisciplinary performance ROAD WORKS (with Andrea Neumann, Ernst Thoma, Dominique Girod and Julian Sartorius).

Since 1977, played and plays Christoph Gallio among other things with Irene Schweizer, Irene Aebi, Urs Voerkel, Peter K. Frey, Daniel Studer, Günter Müller, Stephan Wittwer, Norbert Möslang, Ernst Thoma, Peter Kowald, Alfred Zimmerlin, Matthew Ostrowski, Hans Koch, Werner Lüdi, Urs Blöchlinger, Erhard Hirt, Dieter Ulrich, Fred Frith, Phil Minton, John Russel, Lindsay L. Cooper, Peter Schärli, Bernhard Bamert, Takashi Kazamaki, Yoshiaki Onnyk Kinno, Samm Bennett, Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Kazutoki Umezu, Tetsu Saitoh , William Parker, Rashied Ali, Christian Wolfarth, Martin Lorenz, Hans-Christian Sarnau, Lara Stanic, Olaf Rupp, Kazumi, Helmut Erler, Hans Benda, Sven Åke Johansson, Andrea Neumann, Julian Sartorius. Solos and performances with the dancers Christine Brodbeck, Yvonne Meier, Tomiko Takai, Franz Frautschi and Hideto Heshiki. Cooperation including with the artists Alex Silver, Eric Hattan and writer Kurt Aebli. Since 1986 Gallio composes for himself, his band and others. Concerts and tours at home and abroad. Various recordings."

-Christoph Gallio Website (http://www.gallio.ch/gallio/)
6/12/2024

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"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) (http://www.silvanjeger.ch/biografie.html)
6/12/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Icy

2. Anna Im Winter For Anna Winteler

3. Veit / Fight For Veit Stauffer

4. Hitskopf For Christine Streuli

5. S For Susanna Wittwer

6. Klumpen For Stefan Gritsch

7. Snow White Black Magic

8. Fuynfundzwanzig Glastranen For David Meier

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