Pierre Favre

Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s


2 June 1937, Le Locle, near Neuchatel, Switzerland. The self-taught Favre spent his formative years drumming with Philly Joe Jones, Bud Powell and Benny Bailey as well as working in a cymbal factory before developing his own style in one of the key 60s free jazz trios with Irène Schweizer on piano and, initially, George Mraz on bass. The latter was replaced by Peter Kowald who came over from Germany. The addition of Evan Parker on saxophones took the group in further new directions. Favre appeared with the other three on European Echoes by Manfred Schoof, but tended afterwards to avoid the more explosive areas of European new jazz.

Favre’s search for new voices led to his involvement with Indian and other percussionists, with the singer Tamia, and with the formation of his Drum Orchestra. A variety of bells, gongs and cymbals contribute to his percussive armoury, which has been heard to great effect in recent years on ECM...

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