Han Bennink - Nerve Beats (1973) (CD)
Release Date: 10/05/10
1973 solo live recording of percussionist extraordinaire Han Bennink.
Han Bennink is one of the founding figures of European improvised music; longtime musical partner of Misha Mengelberg and co-founder of the Instant Composer Pool (ICP). Recorded for Germany's Radio Bremen in 1973, in the period when Bennink was storming Europe in a trio with Peter Brotzmann and Fred Van Hove, Nerve Beats comes from a time when Bennink deployed a gigantic setup: metal percussion, tons of extra drums, tablas, an early drum-machine, as well as non-percussive instruments like trombone, clarinet & various impossible-to-describe objects. A 3 track live concert, Nerve Beats is also the only live document available of Han performing solo at this time. Nerve Beats has been mastered from the radio session original tapes and sports new hand-done cover art by Bennink (also an accomplished visual artist).
|Label: UNHEARD MUSIC SERIES|