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Pierre Favre

Window Steps is both the title of Pierre Favre's new recording and the name of this “band of band-leaders” bought together by the Swiss drummer. Though between them they have covered most of the options in contemporary improvisation, these players have in common an advanced melodic understanding. They are, above all, lyrical improvisers.

The same may be claimed for the drummer himself who, even in the turbulent era of European free jazz'z “emancipation” stood apart from his contemporaries in his sensitivity to the tone of his instrument. Pursuing his investigations of the melodic potential of the drum set into the early 70s, Favre, originally a self-taught player, felt he was approaching the demarcation line that separated “drummer” from “composer”.

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Discography

 

Drums And Dreams

Unit Records
2012

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Albatros

Albatros

Intakt Records
2011

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Le Voyage

Le Voyage

Intakt Records
2011

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Vol A Voile

Vol A Voile

Intakt Records
2010

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Albatros

Albatros

Intakt Records
2010

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Vol à Voile

Unit Records
2010

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