Pierre Swärd
The Hammond has not been just the first love of Pierre (*1954), he started his musical career as guitar player. In 1965, he changed to the piano. But when he had listened to Jimmy Smith on the radio in 1967, Pierre decided to change again, this time for ever to the Hammond organ.
Pierre was widely influenced by such great players as Jimmy McGriff, Jack McDuff, Richard Groove Holmes, Shirley Scott, Larry Young, and Billy Preston. In 1970, he founded his first organ trio, and worked as studio as well as concert musician. Live performances and TV shows gave him chances to get better known to the Swedish public. Also, he worked together with artists like Bernard Purdie, Palle Danielsson, Ulf Wakenius, Nils Landgren, Michael Ruff, Brenda Russell and Marie Fredriksson.
Nowadays, Pierre is concentrating on his own organ trio.
contact: mpierre.sward@telia.com
homepage: www.pierresward.com
myspace www.myspace.com/pierresward
on tour Click on the logo to see Pierre's tour dates.


Jazz 'n Soul
Four Leaf FLC CD 147
recorded 1991-1995 in Stockholm/Sweden, partially live
Pierre Swärd, Hammond B-3 organ, vocals
Jan Ottesen, guitar
Hans Rolin, drums
Per Grebacken, tenor sax
Per "Ruskträsk" Johansson, alto sax
Up And At It
Marble MMCD01-301
recorded March 2001 live in Stockholm/Sweden
Pierre Swärd, Hammond XB3 organ, vocals
Jan Ottesen, guitar
Jocke Ekberg, drums
Per "Ruskträsk" Johansson, alto sax
Groove Factor
Stunt Records
recorded April 2007 in Göteborg/Sweden
Pierre Swärd, Hammond New B-3 organ, vocals
Jonas Johansen, drums
Ulf Wakenius, guitar
Håkan Broström, alto sax
Slow But Fast
Prophone PCD 140
recorded May 2012 in Uppsala/Sweden
Pierre Swärd, organ
Jan Ottesen, guitar
Joakim Ekberg, drums

Sound Samples
MP3 "Organ Funk", from the album "Groove Factor"
06:57 - 6,523kB
Video "Pierre At Home" recorded in November 2022 [as MP4, size: 60,747 kB]

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