© Kris Dewitte
Rock singer Tom Barman, New York based saxophone player Robin Verheyen, bassist Nicolas Thys and drummer Antoine Pierre have no plans to cool down as they swing into the fall season with a release date of October 7th for their much-anticipated second studio album, ‘FEVER’.
The first single they share is the brilliant new track 'Bridges'.
Have a listen to the song HERE.
TaxiWars is jazz. This is not rock singer Tom Barman crooning away with a jazz trio led by saxophonist Robin Verheyen. This is a jazz band with a deep knowledge of the music’s history, and a love for the driving jazz of the early sixties on the Impulse! label. The music of Pharaoh Sanders, Archie Shepp, and Charles Mingus – full of swing, pulse, and the urge to break out of the genre’s confinements.
TaxiWars display high energy and sensitivity, pride and ambition, and a punkiness that sets the band apart from the plush jazz scene, all thanks to Belgian saxophonist Robin Verheyen’s punchy, melodic lines and Tom Barman’s haunting lyrics. “The idea came to me five years ago, when I first met Robin, ” Barman says. “I knew he could deliver the goods: we’ve recorded together with Magnus. I wanted TaxiWars to be sharp, to the point, punky and trashy Long solos were no-go. ”
TaxiWars have been playing some great festivals over the summer (Zeeland Jazz and North Sea Jazz in Holland, Off Festival in Poland, Pukkelpop in Belgium,...).
This is what their fall tour schedule looks like:
16/09/16 : Nardis – Kashiwa (Japan)
17-18-19/09/16 : Belgian Beer Weekend – Tokyo (Japan)
21/09/16 : Mokkiriya – Kanazawa (Japan)
22/09/16 : Candy Jazz – Inagehigashi (Japan)
25/10/16 : L’Aéronef – Lille (F)
26/10/16 : Latest Music Bar – Brighton (UK)
27/10/16 : Servant Jazz Quarters – London (UK)
30/10/16 : Bitterzoet – Amsterdam (NL)
31/10/16 : Tivoli Vredenburg @ Cloud 9 – Utrecht (NL)
01/11/16 : 013 - Tilburg (NL)
02/11/16 : Nachtasyl – Hamburg (D)
03/11/16 : Bi Nuu – Berlin (D)
05/11/16 : Chaya Fuera – Vienna (A)
07/11/16 : L’Usine – Geneva (CH)
08/11/16 : L’Espace B - Paris (F)
09/11/16 : Autumn Falls @ L’Entrepôt – Arlon (B)
10/11/16 : Lantaren Venster – Rotterdam (NL)
11/11/16 : Autumn Falls @ Bozar – Brussels (B) – BELGIAN ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
12/11/16 : Autumn Falls @ MOD – Hasselt (B)
13/11/16 : Autumn Falls @ De Zwerver – Leffinge (B)
14/11/16 : Autumn Falls @ Het Bos – Antwerpen (B)