Taxi Consilium is the spiritual conjointement of four well established musicians on the unwholesome Macedonian jazz æther (members of: Cobalt Code Unit, Yordan Kostov Quintet/Ensemble, Filip Bukrshliev Trio, Fighting Windmills, Svetlost + Odron Ritual Orchestra, Shock Troopers, Pijan Slavej), guided by the eternal wisdom of seasoned taxi drivers prowling the desolate city streets at 3 in the morning. It is epitomic after-midnight music. The sound of Eric Dolphy if he was a character in a Thomas Pynchon novel. A doped up horn man who moonlights as a PI: the wail of a lonely bass clarinet playing counterpoint to the dim sounds of fornication from the other room. Unmistakably decadent and mildly felonious, this is the music of choice for lowlifes, weirdos, paranoids, practitioners of transcendental meditation, advocates of karmic readjustments, used-car salesman and the emissaries of the black market. Pulsating like the off-beat reveries of a retired trapeze performer and the purr of a neurotic bourgeois taking an afternoon cat nap while Duke Ellington’s “Far East Suite” plays in reverse on the stereo. It is jazz as it should be: unruly, undefined, untrustworthy, unsafe and not boring. Shadows and smoke, distant ominous laughter. Nocturnal flights and exposed flesh… A free-jazz hard-on in a shady dark alley.
14 October MKC, 24:00 MKC , 24:00