Han Bennink

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Han Bennink (born 17 April 1942) is a Dutch jazz drummer and percussionist. On occasion his recordings have featured his playing on clarinet, violin, banjo and piano.

Though perhaps best known as one of the pivotal figures in early European free jazz and free improvisation, Bennink has worked in essentially every school of jazz, and is described by critic Chris Kelsey as "one of the unfortunately rare musicians whose abilities and interests span jazz's entire spectrum." Known for often injecting slapstick and absurdist humor into his performances, Bennink has had especially fruitful long-term partnerships with pianist Misha Mengelberg and saxophonist Peter Brötzmann. Han is a brother of saxophonist Peter Bennink.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1967 New Acoustic Swing Duo Han Bennink & Willem Breuker 1
1970 Balls Peter Brötzmann , Fred Van Hove & Han Bennink 2
1970 The Topography of the Lungs Evan Parker, Derek Bailey & Han Bennink 5 2
1972 Solo Han Bennink 1
1975 Tschüs Peter Brötzmann , Fred Van Hove & Han Bennink 1
1978 Groupcomposing Misha Mengelberg, Peter Brötzmann, Evan Parker, Peter Bennink,, Paul Rutherford, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink 1
1979 3 Points and a Mountain Brötzmann - Mengelberg - Bennink 2
1983 Regeneration Roswell Rudd & Steve Lacy & Misha Mengelberg & Kent Carter & Han Bennink 1
1985 Change of Season (Music of Herbie Nichols) Misha Mengelberg, Steve Lacy, George Lewis, Arjen Gorter & Han Bennink 1
1996 [untitled] Irène Schweizer & Han Bennink 2
1996 Eleven Ghosts Myra Melford & Han Bennink 1
1998 Han Derek Bailey & Han Bennink 1
1999 Dissonant Characters Ellery Eskelin & Han Bennink 1
1999 Post Improvisation, Volume 1: When We're Smilin Derek Bailey & Han Bennink 1
1999 Post Improvisation, Volume 2: Air Mail Special Derek Bailey & Han Bennink 1
2001 The Laughing Owl Han Bennink & Terrie Ex 1
2001 21 Years Later (Train Kept a Rollin') Eugene Chadbourne & Han Bennink 1
2001 Nerve Beats Han Bennink 1
2003 Chat Room Simon Nabatov & Han Bennink 1
2003 Strandjutters Daniele D'Agaro, Ernst Glerum & Han Bennink 1
2004 Pica Pica Mary Oliver, Thomas Lehn, Han Bennink 1
2005 Schwarzwaldfahrt Peter Brötzmann & Han Bennink 1
2006 Spring Odyssey Mikko Innanen, Jaak Sooäär & Han Bennink 1
2007 Zeng! Han Bennink & Terrie Ex 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Live in Berlin '71 Peter Brötzmann, Fred Van Hove, Han Bennink & Albert Mangelsdorff 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 Einheitsfrontlied Hanns Eisler / Brötzmann / Van Hove / Bennink 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Han Bennink Han Bennink 1

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