Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Han Bennink-Solo ,LP,1972,Netherlands,NWW list




Han Bennink (born April 17, 1942) is a Dutch jazz drummer, percussionist and multi-instrumentalist.
Bennink was born in Zaandam, the son of a classical percussionist. He played the drums and the clarinet during his teens. Through the 1960s he drummed with a number of American musicians visiting the Netherlands, including Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins and Eric Dolphy (he can be heard on Dolphy's final studio recording, Last Date (1964)).
He subsequently became a central figure in the emerging European free improvisation scene. In 1963 he formed a quartet with pianist Misha Mengelberg and saxophonist Piet Noordijk which had a number of different bassists and which played at the 1966 Newport Jazz Festival, and in 1967 he was a co-founder of the Instant Composers Pool with Mengelberg and Willem Breuker, which sponsored Dutch avant garde performances. From the late 1960s he played in a trio with saxophonist Peter Brötzmann and Belgian pianist Fred Van Hove, which became a duo after Van Hove's departure in 1976. Through much of the 1990s he played in Clusone 3 (also known as the Clusone Trio), a trio with saxophonist and clarinetist Michael Moore and cellist Ernst Reijseger. He has often played duos with Mengelberg and collaborated with him alongside other musicians.
As well as playing with these long-standing groups, Bennink has performed and recorded solo (Tempo Comodo (1982) being among his solo recordings) and played with many free improvisation and free jazz luminaries including Derek Bailey, Conny Bauer, Don Cherry and Alexander von Schlippenbach, as well as more conventional jazz musicians like Lee Konitz.
Bennink's style is wide-ranging, running from conventional jazz drumming to highly unconventional free improvisation, for which he often uses whatever objects happen to be onstage (chairs, music stands, instrument cases), his own body (a favourite device involves putting a drumstick in his mouth and striking it with the other stick), and the entire performance space -- the floor, doors, and walls. He makes frequent use of birdcalls and whatever else strikes his fancy (one particularly madcap performance in Toronto in the 1990s involved a deafening fire alarm bell placed on the floor). He is also a talented multi-instrumentalist, and on occasion his recordings have featured his playing on clarinet, violin, banjo and piano.
Han is the brother of the saxophonist Peter Bennink.


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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this, been looking for it for about 2 years! You seem to have turned running a blog into a full time job!

Lucky said...

oh my god - this is BENNINK! SOLO! on one of the very first ICP records...

you must be a magician - A HELL LOT OF THANKS for your all your effort in providing such MYSTERIOUS + WONDERFUL AURAL JEWELS!!!

musicgnome said...

Unreal. Another impossible to find album. MUCH THANKS (I know, same comment over and over and over....)

mutantsounds said...

hey musicgnome:)you became a mutantsounds fan:)send me an e-mail to have a chance to talk more and not through comments

Dr. Nothing said...

ACK! The Han Bennink Solo record is no longer available per your Feb 07 link. Ant chance of a re-up?

Noah said...

another humble request for a re-up,
I am very curious about this...
I am a Han Bennink fan...and would really like to hear him solo and solitary and all-alone.

thank you in advance?

Anonymous said...

Hi everybody...I'm another NWW List fan and a big Bennink fan as well...does anybody could fix the link? Thank you!!!
Mutant Sound the blog supreme.

Anonymous said...

Hi, it's possible re-up. Thanks in advance

madrotter said...

too bad the link doesn't work!!! i've seen han bennink lots a times, mostly solo and the frontrows would always be full with drummers just watching, not believing what they were seeing and hearing, this guy is phenominal, seen him once together with kees meurs the then drummer from rotterdam post-punk band KIEM who had a drumkit made out of, yes, ship-parts, an incredible performance... seeing him with his long time partner micha mengelberg was also quiet something...

if you're a drummer and you're thinking you're pretty good, go see this guy play and have all your dreams and hopes shattered...

Anonymous said...

think you'll ever do a re-up of this?

curious urkenny

Anonymous said...

Please, re-up the icp records like this one, I love you