Pierre Favre

Pierre Favre

born on 2/6/1937 in Le Locle, NE, Switzerland

Pierre Favre (musician)

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Pierre Favre (musician)

Pierre Favre (born 2 June 1937) is a Swiss jazz drummer and percussionist born in Le Locle, Switzerland, perhaps most noteworthy for his work with Irene Schweizer.[1][2]

Favre released a 1984 album, along with Paul Motian and Nana Vasconcelos, that was titled Singing Drums for the ECM label. 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, Jií Stivín, Michel Portal, Samuel Blaser, the ARTE Quartett and Barre Phillips.

Select discography

As bandleader

  • Pierre Favre Quartet (Wergo Records)
  • Santana (FMP Records)
  • Pierre Favre European Chamber Ensemble (Intakt Records)
  • Singing Drums (ECM, 1984)
  • Fleuve (ECM, 1989)
  • Window Steps (ECM, 1996)
  • De La Nuit...Le Jour (Polygram Records)

With Irene Schweizer

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

With Samuel Blaser

  • Vol à Voile (Intakt Records, 2010)

With Philipp Schaufelberger

  • Albatros (Intakt Records, 2010)

With John Surman

  • Such Winters of Memory (ECM, 1982)

With Tamia

  • Solitudes (ECM Records)

With Manfred Schoof

  • European Echoes (FMP Records)

With Michel Godard

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

With Jií Stivín

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

With Michel Portal

With Barre Phillips

  • Music By... (ECM Records)
  • String Summit: One World In Eight (MPS Records)

With Dino Saluzzi

  • Once Upon a Time - Far Away in the South (ECM, 1985)

With Mal Waldron

  • Black Glory (Enja Records)

With the London Jazz Composers Orchestra

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

With Stefano Battaglia

  • When We Were (Splasch Records)

With Paul Giger

  • Alpstein (ECM, 1991)

With Furio Di Castri, Paolo Fresu & Jon Balke

  • Mythscapes (Soul Note Records)

With Denis Levaillant

  • Barium Circus (Nato Records)

With Yang Jing

  • Two In One (Intakt Records)

With Andrea Centazzo

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


  1. Kelsey, Chris. [Pierre Favre (musician) at All Music Guide Pierre Favre Biography]. Allmusic. Retrieved on 21 March 2010.
  2. Pierre Favre at All About Jazz. Retrieved on 21 March 2010.
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