Live! (Irène Schweizer and Joey Baron album)

Live! is a live album by pianist Irène Schweizer and drummer Joey Baron which was recorded in Switzerland in 2015 and released by the Intakt label in 2017.[1][2]

Live!
Live album by
ReleasedSeptember 15, 2017
RecordedNovember 27, 2015
VenueUnerhört! Festival, Rote Fabrik, Zürich, Switzerland
GenreJazz
Length50:14
LabelIntakt
CD 293
ProducerPatrik Landolt
Irène Schweizer chronology
Welcome Back
(2015)
Live!
(2017)
Joey Baron chronology
Just Listen
(2013)
Live!
(2017)
Now You Hear Me
(2018)

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
All About Jazz[3]

On All About Jazz, Alberto Bazurro said "always with an impeccable sense (and consequent control) of the form, they generate compelling composite atmospheres ... Particularly striking is the sharpness that, even in the most shaggy situations, never leaves the two performers. That come to the end still with beautiful polish".[3] On Jazz Views Chris Baber wrote "It can be easy to forget the breadth of piano styles that Schweizer employs. There are, in her solos, whole histories of jazz piano, as well as sizable hints of folk-inspired Classical piano suites. But, above all, it is the lightening fast wit and imagination that she evolves completely defined pattern of kaleidoscopic notes that defines her playing and makes her contribution to the art of jazz piano so unique. What makes this is recording a classic in the improvised playing is the wonderful rapport that she strikes with Baron, whose playing is every bit as inventive and invigorating as Schweizer’s".[4]

Track listing

All compositions by Irène Schweizer except where noted

  1. "Free for All" – 7:59
  2. "Up the Ladder" (Joey Baron) – 12:22
  3. "String Fever" – 7:59
  4. "Jungle Beat II" – 10:49
  5. "Saturdays" (Baron) – 4:14
  6. "Blues for Crelier" – 3:34
  7. "The Open Window" (Baron) – 3:57

Personnel

References

  1. Intakt Records: album details, accessed April 29, 2019
  2. Irène Schweizer discography, accessed April 29, 2019
  3. Bazurro, A. All About Jazz Review, accessed April 29, 2019
  4. Barber, C. Jazz Views Review, accessed April 29, 2019
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