Irene Schweizer

Celebration w/ Hamid Drake (CD 363)

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Celebration w/ Hamid Drake

Irene Schweizer



ITK 163318

CD 363



CD 14,03 €


The Chicago drummer Hamid Drake, born in 1955, and Irène Schweizer, born in 1941, have performed together on numerous occasions both in Europe and Chicago. Together they have appeared on the Intakt CD "Irène Schweizer-Fred Anderson-Hamid Drake". At the 40th anniversary festival "Kontrontationen 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 thrilling energy and rhythmic lightness produced a firework of improvisation. A parade of successful interplay. Celebration is released on the occasion of Irène Schweizer's 80th birthday


  • Irène Schweizer - piano
  • Hamid Drake - drums

Recorded July 26, 2019 at 40th Festival for Free and Improvised Music, Austria.


  • 01. A Former Dialogue
  • 02. Hot Sunflowers
  • 03. The Good Life
  • 04. Twister
  • 05. Stringfever
  • 06. Blues for Crelier
  • 07. Nickelsdorf Glow
  • 08. Celebration
  • 09. Song for Johnny – In memory of Johnny Dyan