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Irene Schweizer

p, *1941 CH, Schaffhausen
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Irène Schweizer

Irène Schweizer (born June 2, 1941) is a Swiss jazz and free improvising pianist. She was born in Schaffhausen, in 1941.She has performed and recorded numerous solo piano performances as well as performing as part of the Feminist Improvising Group, whose members include Lindsay Cooper, Maggie Nichols, Georgie Born and Sally Potter. She has also performed a series of duets with drummers Pierre Favre, Louis Moholo, Andrew Cyrille, Günter Sommer, Han Bennink, Hamid Drake, as well as in trio and quartet sessions with others, including John Tchicai, Evan Parker and Peter Kowald. With Yusef Lateef, Uli Trepte and Mani Neumeier she performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1967. One of her most enduring collaborations is with the improvising musician Rüdiger Carl.

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Drums
  • Percussion
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • Folk

Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Live!Irene Schweizer – Joey Baron2017Album
Musical MonstersDon Cherry - John Tchicai - Irene Schweizer, Léon Francioli - Pierre Favre2016Album
Welcome BackIrene Schweizer – Han Bennink2015Album
SpringIrene Schweizer - Jürg Wickihalder2014Album
Live In ZürichIrene Schweizer, Pierre Favre2013Album
Jump!Jürg Wickihalder European Quartet feat. Irene Schweizer2011Album
To Whom It May Concern: Piano Solo Tonhalle ZürichIrene Schweizer2011Album
Radio Rondo / Schaffhausen ConcertBarry Guy – London Jazz Composers Orchestra / Irene Schweizer2009Album
Berne ConcertTrio 3 + Irene Schweizer2009Album
Willisau & TaktlosIrene Schweizer / Fred Anderson / Hamid Drake2007Album
First Choice – Piano Solo KKL LuzernIrene Schweizer2006Album
PortraitIrene Schweizer2005Compil.
Where's AfricaIrene Schweizer / Omri Ziegele2005Album
UlrichsbergIrene Schweizer - Pierre Favre2004Album
Wilde Señoritas HexensabbatIrene Schweizer2002Album
Twin LinesCo Streiff / Irene Schweizer2002Album
Chicago Piano SoloIrene Schweizer2001Album
Ensemble Oggimusica Meets Irene SchweizerEnsemble Oggimusica Meets Irene Schweizer2000Album
Double Trouble TwoBarry Guy / London Jazz Composers Orchestra with Irene Schweizer, Marilyn Crispell, Pierre Favre1998Album
European Masters Of ImprovisationIrene Schweizer + Mani Neumeier1997Album
Irène Schweizer & Han BenninkIrene Schweizer & Han Bennink1996Album
Many And One DirectionIrene Schweizer1996Album
Piano Solo Vol. 1Irene Schweizer1992Album
TheoriaBarry Guy, London Jazz Composers Orchestra, Irene Schweizer1992Album
Irène Schweizer & Pierre FavreIrene Schweizer & Pierre Favre1992Album
Piano Solo Vol. 2Irene Schweizer1992Album
Overlapping Hands: Eight SegmentsMarilyn Crispell & Irene Schweizer1991Album
Jazz ExcitementIrene Schweizer Und Bovard Bourquin Francioli Clerc1989Single
Paris QuartetJoëlle Léandre, Yves Robert, Irene Schweizer, Daunik Lazro1989Album
Irene Schweizer / Andrew CyrilleIrene Schweizer / Andrew Cyrille1989Album
Irene Schweizer & Günter SommerIrene Schweizer / Günter Sommer1988Album
Cordial GratinIrene Schweizer, Joëlle Léandre1988Album
The Storming Of The Winter PalaceIrene Schweizer - Maggie Nicols - George Lewis - Joëlle Léandre - Günter Sommer1988Album
Irène Schweizer & Louis MoholoIrene Schweizer / Louis Moholo1987Album
Live At TaktlosIrene Schweizer1986Album
Die V-Mann SuiteIrene Schweizer / Rüdiger Carl1981Album
HexensabbatIrene Schweizer1978Album
Tuned BootsIrene Schweizer / Rüdiger Carl / Louis Moholo1978Album
The Very Centre Of Middle EuropeIrene Schweizer / Rüdiger Carl1978Album
Wilde SeñoritasIrene Schweizer1977Album
MesserIrene Schweizer / Rüdiger Carl / Louis Moholo1976Album
RamificationsIrene Schweizer, Rüdiger Carl, Paul Lovens, Radu Malfatti, Harry Miller1975Album
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