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Catalog: INT363

Drake, Hamid; Schweizer, Irène

Piano-Drums Duos are the preferred playing arrangement of pianist Irène Schweizer. Her mastery of duets with important drummers of contemporary jazz are documented on numerous Intakt albums. Han Bennink, Pierre Favre, Louis Moholo, Günter Baby Sommer, Andrew Cyrille and Joey Baron among them. The Chicago drummer Hamid Drake, born in 1955, and Irène Schweizer, born in 1941, have performed together on nume- rous occasions both in Europe and Chicago. Together they have appeared on the Intakt release "Irène Schweizer-Fred Ander- son-Hamid Drake.” At the 40th anniversary festival "Kontron- tationen in Nickelsdorf" (Austria), Schweizer and Drake were the highlight of the event. A celebration of the moment and a declaration of love to South African songs along with their thril- ling energy and rhythmic lightness produced a firework of improvisation. A parade of successful interplay. The recording celebration is released on the occasion of Irène Schweizer's 80th birthday (2. Juni), accompanied by a catalo- gue of the pianist's works on Intakt Records.

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