Reto Weber

Drums & Percussion [ SWITZERLAND ]

 

 

Member Profile in ENGLISH

A Master percussionist with a musical vision, sensitivity and humour. His riveting solo performance has some trappings of a mime
show, the visual elements complementing the musical sounds. Weber moves about within a world of percussion, including conventional traps, rows of cymbals, gongs, bells, Steel Drum and 
senegalese balaphones.

Born in Switzerland l953, he joined his first band at l5. In his formative years he experimented, eventually doing solo concerts usig larger drum-set-up. He has played extensively in the whole world!
Concerts and Festivals in Bombay, Dehli, New York,Montreux,
Berlin, London, Paris, Montreal, Khartoum, Dakar, Accra,
Ougadougou, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Sydney,Durban,
Johannesburg, Cape Town, Milano, Hanoi, Madras, LaPaz, Lima,
Caracas, Buenos Aires, Sao Paolo, Abidjan, Tunis, Vienna etc.
He enjoys working with jazzmusicians notably Albert Mangelsdorff,
Chico Freeman, Charlie Mariano,Franco Ambrosetti, Dave Holland,
Lee Konitz, Trevor Watts, Henri Texier, Eberhard Weber, Paul
Mc Candless and others….
or actually, since 25 years now, with his famous Percussion Orchestra and the the Percussionists: Djamchid Chemirani, Muthuswamy Balasubramoniam,and the Soloists Eberhard Weber, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano Chico Freeman, Franco Ambrosetti or Christy Doran.
Since 2004 own Band:Reto Weber’s Squeezeband with young
swiss fellows www.squeezeband.ch
2009 the Squeezeband changed back to a international Group with Chico Freeman-Franco Ambrosetti-Nino G-Michel Alibo-Dany Martinez.

Current CD’s: 
Live at Montreux The Percussion Orchestra (Double Moon) l999
. The Wake Keeping Percussion Orchestra Chico Freeman (Amori) 1996. 
Lanaya Percussion Orchestra (PL) 2001
Shake shuttle and blow (Enja Records) l999
. Live at Jazzfest Berlin 99 (DoubleMoon) 2000. 
Percussion Orchestra meets Phong Lan Orchestra Hanoi
Distr. Plainisphare 2003. 
2004 new Summer 
Reto Weber’s Squeezeband Unit Records www.unitrecords.ch www.tcbrecords.com www.ecmrecords.com

Mitgliederprofil auf DEUTSCH

1978 gründete er sein Percussion Orchestra gemeinsam mit dem Ghanaer Nana Twum Nketia und dem Iraner Djamchid Chemirani. Diverse CDs dokumentieren dessen Arbeit. Legendär sind die unzähligen Konzerte zusammen mit Albert Mangelsdorff. Das Percussion Orchestra trat auf zahlreichen internationalen Festivals wie in Montreux oder Berlin auf, begeisterte durch Klangvielfalt und ist auf mehreren CDs dokumentiert.

Daneben ist er aber auch im Trio mit Eberhard Weber und Enrico Rava unterwegs. Er trat weiterhin mit Musikern auf wie Dave Holland, Marion Brown, Trevor Watts, Toto Blanke. Weber wurde regelmäßig in die Winner Polls des Jazz Forum gewählt.