Pierre Favre (musician)

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Pierre Favre
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Favre in 2005
Background information
Born Le Locle, Switzerland
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums, percussion
Labels ECM
Associated acts Irene Schweizer
Website www.example.com

Pierre Favre (born 2 June 1937) is a Swiss jazz drummer and percussionist born in Le Locle, Switzerland.[1][2]

He recorded the album Singing Drums (ECM, 1984) with Paul Motian and Nana Vasconcelos. He also appears on the John Surman album, Such Winters of Memory. He has recorded with several well-known musicians, including Tamia, Michel Godard, Mal Waldron, Paul Giger, Jiří Stivín, Michel Portal, Samuel Blaser, the ARTE Quartett, and Barre Phillips.

Select discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

With Irene Schweizer

  • Irene Schweizer & Pierre Favre (Intakt)
  • Portrait (Intakt)
  • Ulrichsberg (Intakt)

With Samuel Blaser

  • Vol à Voile (Intakt, 2010)

With Philipp Schaufelberger

  • Albatros (Intakt, 2010)

With John Surman

With Tamia

  • Solitudes (ECM)

With Manfred Schoof

  • European Echoes (FMP)

With Michel Godard

  • Saxophones (Intakt)
  • Castel Del Monte (Enja)
  • Deux (Altrisuoni)

With Jiří Stivín

  • Výlety (Supraphon)
  • Excursions II Twenty Years After (P&J Music)

With Joe McPhee

With Michel Portal

  • Splendid Yzlment (CBS)

With Barre Phillips

With Dino Saluzzi

With Mal Waldron

With London Jazz Composers Orchestra

  • Double Trouble Two Featuring Irene Schweizer, Marilyn Crispell and Pierre Favre (Intakt)

With Stefano Battaglia

  • When We Were (Splasch)

With Paul Giger

With Furio Di Castri, Paolo Fresu & Jon Balke

With Denis Levaillant

  • Barium Circus (Nato)

With Yang Jing

  • Two In One (Intakt)

With Andrea Centazzo

  • Koans, Volume 1 (Ictus)
  • Dialogues (Robi Droli/Newtone)


  1. ^ Kelsey, Chris. "Pierre Favre Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Pierre Favre at All About Jazz". Retrieved 21 March 2010.