Pianist Irène Schweizer performed and recorded with leading Western european improvisers and free of charge jazz musicians because the 1960s, including feminine improvising groups beginning in the past due ’70s. Among the preliminary organizers from the Taktlos and Canaille music celebrations, she actually is also a founding person in the Intakt label. Blessed in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, in 1941, Schweizer was raised hearing dance rings in her father’s cafe. When she was about 12 yrs . old, she began playing over the piano, and a year or two later found the drums aswell. At age 17, Schweizer’s curiosity moved from early jazz designs toward contemporary jazz, resulting in her entry inside a Zurich novice event in 1960. From 1961 to 1962, the aspiring pianist resided in England, operating as an au set, and acquiring piano lessons mainly with Eddie Thompson, who trained her stride, bebop, and much more. When Schweizer came back to Switzerland, she was playing soul-jazz and hard bop, and began up a trio with drummer Mani Neumeier and Uli Trepte. Her playing was quickly influenced from the South African players she noticed at Zurich’s African Jazz Cafe. Her contact with Johnny Dyani, Buck Brand, among others also arrived around once Schweizer noticed Ornette Coleman’s Totally free Jazz. Furthermore to these affects, Schweizer was seriously suffering from the recordings of Cecil Taylor. Her trio became known beyond Switzerland, and was asked to try out the Frankfurt Jazz Event in 1966. While there, Schweizer noticed such German improvisers as saxophonist Peter Brotzmann and bassist Peter Kowald. Exactly the same yr, she finally noticed Cecil Taylor live, so when could happen when musicians see somebody they revere, she regarded as quitting the piano because of this. Lucky for music enthusiasts, Schweizer instead considered developing her specific design and technique. Through the past due ’60s, she was energetic inside a trio with Kowald and Pierre Favre which Evan Parker ultimately became a member of. This group disbanded a couple of years before her collaborations with Rüdiger Carl started in 1973 (Schweizer and Carl continuing to interact on / off throughout their professions). Schweizer started giving solo shows beginning in 1976, on the Willisau Jazz Celebration. Schweizer also became mixed up in Feminist Improvising Group, signing up for Maggie Nichols, Lindsay Cooper, and much more. The group transformed its name in 1983 to 1 with less politics connotations: the Western european Women’s Improvising Group. Out of the huge group arose an intermittent trio of Schwiezer, Nichols, and Joëlle Léandre, known as Les Diaboliques, produced in the first ’90s. Schweizer provides documented with amazing music artists from all over the world, including pianist Marilyn Crispell, and leading percussionists Han Bennink, Andrew Cyrille, Günter Sommer, and much more.
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