Monday, February 22, 2010

Han Bennink Plays It All

Behold one of the greatest improvisors of our time, Han Bennink:

I recently spent four weeks at the Banff Centre and Han's legacy is quite rich here. I believe Han was on faculty during the Banff International Jazz Workshop in 2006 and 2007. Last week, one of the resident faculty teachers at the Banff Centre, Henk Guittart, had all the resident artists watch a documentary on the life and music of Han Bennink. I've been a fan of Bennink's drumming since I was a teenager (!) but watching this documentary was a nice reminder about one of the world's most dynamic and imaginative improvisors.

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