Release Date: 03/31/09
'Based In Switzerland, Saxophonist Christoph Gallio Has Been Very Active In Europe Since The 1980S, But Remains Relatively Unknown To American Ears- Even Though His Trio, Day & Taxi , Toured The U.S. A Couple Of Times. He Performs And Writes A Wide Range Of Music, From The Sleek And Elegant Modern Jazz Of The Aforementioned Group To Free Improv (With Ensemble Uncontrolled) And Steve Lacy-Inspired Song Cycles.' He Has Recorded For Leo, Slam, Unit, And His Own Label, Percaso.<br /><br />At Age 20, Gallio Enrolled In The H'here Schule F'r Gestaltung, An Art School In Basel; His Professional Career Started At The Same Time, Including Experiences With Oskar Giger's Pig Band; The Gulli Group (W/ G'nter M'ller); The Wim Orchestra (W/ Ir'ne Schweizer And Norbert M'slang); And Tiegel, A Trio With Pianist Urs Voerkel And Bassist Peter K. Frey.' The Latter Project Lasted Until 1983; He Also Began To Collaborate With Dancers Around The Same Time, Something He Would Continue To Do Throughout His Career.<br /><br />In 1989, Gallio Went To Paris To Study With Leading Avant-Garde Saxophonist Steve Lacy . The Trio He Formed Afterwards, Day & Taxi- Would Be Very Much Influenced By His Elegance.' The Early '90S Saw Him Perform With Fred Frith And Phil Minton, And In A Duet With Japanese Drummer Takashi Kazamaki.<br /><br />In The Second Half Of The '90S, Gallio Focused His Energies On Day & Taxi, But Also Wrote Beautiful Song Cycles. Cars & Variations/High Desert Songs Was Interpreted By Lacy's Wife, Irene Aebi; M'si'bl' (' Robert Filliou), With Mezzo-Soprano Sarah Maurer, Came Out In 2001 To Critical Acclaim.'
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