Sun 10.11.19

TaxiWars: 'Artificial Horizon' (album release)

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TaxiWars presents their strikingly funky third album ‘Artificial Horizon’

Ever since AB celebrated the 100th anniversary of the very first jazz album with a tsunami of successful jazz concerts (under the banner JAZZ 100) in 2017, our love of the genre has only increased. We have already presented a number of unique jazz scene reports with the focus on London (from Shabaka Hutchings via Kamaal Williams to Nubya Garcia), Manchester (from GoGo Penguin to Matthew Halsall), Chicago (from Makaya McCraven to Ben LaMar Gay) and, of course, Belgium (from BeraadGeslagen via Steiger to Glass Museum).

‘The Rebirth of Jazz’ is a fact. Jazz continues to reinvent itself, the stream of interesting releases is now unstoppable, and the genre attracts a notably young audience. All good reasons to commit to jazz this fall, with concerts by Theon Cross, Angel Bat Dawid, Oscar Jerome, Ezra Collective, TaxiWars, Joe-Armon Jones, Ill Considered, Sarathy Korwar and Nérija (with members of KOKOROKO, SEED Ensemble, …).

TaxiWars is the tangible result of (dEUS frontman) Tom Barman’s long-time dream to do ‘something’ with jazz. New York resident and saxophonist Robin Verheyen was the ideal partner in crime. For a couple of albums now, the results sound like exciting, New York, big-city jazz, whereby the instruments seem to be plugged into Barman’s own neural pathways. The sound palette is even more diverse on the soon to be released ‘Artificial Horizon’. Check out superb single ‘Sharp Practice’, which – according to the English press – is ‘A deeply impulsive, energetic groove that steams jazz with late eighties hip-hop beats’.

Line up:

Tom Barman: singer/parlando
Robin Verheyen: sax
Nicolas Thys: bas
Antoine Pierre: drum

Dit concert kadert in het Autumn Falls Festival.

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Kurt Overbergh: ‘TaxiWars is rock-’n-roll! And the most exciting thing happening on this musical soil in Belgium at the moment.’

For fans of Shabaka Hutchings, Makaya McCraven, Charles Mingus, Theon Cross, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp,…
In the press ‘Sharp, energetic, but with a deep sense of groove. It’s as far removed from jazz club clichés as can be.’ (Clash)



Derde keer Taxi Wars. Ze worden steeds beter en klonken geweldig in den AB. Topmuzikanten onder leiding van virtuoos en muzikale duizendpoot Tom Barman.
Tout simplement formidable ! We hebben enorm genoten van Zowel Hi Hawaii als TaxiWars. Et quelle ambiance. Nous avons passé une soirée musicale que nous n'oublierons pas. Bravo voor de artiesten, stuk voor stuk muzikale talenten. Hun contact met het publiek was gewoon top. Dank aan AB alweer voor de kwaliteit die wordt aangeboden.
C’est un super concert avec des musiciens de qualité et un Tom Barman en grande forme
EX-TRA-OR-DI-NAIRE... Tout simplement
Top classe... que dire de plus ?! 3ème fois que je les vois en concert, et c'est à chaque fois une nouvelle surprise ! Belle maturité musicale et superbe énergie émanant du groupe. Merci l'AB.
La Gravina
Wat een geweldig concert. Superieure powerjazz. Virtuoze muzikanten. Begeesterende front- en Barman. 2de keer TaxiWars, maar kijk al uit naar 3de keer.
Geweldig concert, wat een energie! Ook chapeau voor den AB geluid was superrrr! Thnx. Ludo le fan
Super genoten van Funky Jazz! Ik ben fan Tom Barman en geweldige muzikanten!!!
Sandra van Rijnberk
Ce n'est pas du Jazz-Rock. C'est le parfait mélange entre le Rock et le Jazz! Tous les 4 en grande forme. Très beau concert. Et l'AB conviviale.
Music Box
Excellent concert ainsi qu'une excellente première partie avec un surprenant et séduisant Hi Hawai!
Quelle débauche d'énergie! Un Tom barman en grande forme qui donne envie de bouger. Merci pour l'échange avec le groupe au grand complet après le concert.
Wow, voorprogramma was al super, verfrissende combinaties, veel humor en een goede geut David Byrne, wat wil een mens nog meer? Een Barman in topvorm misschien, met een funky jazzgroepje erbij? Check! Geen minuut verveling.
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