Han Bennink Profiled

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

Though he celebrated his 80th birthday just three months ago, the creative engine of legendary Dutch percussionist and improviser Han Bennink continues to run at full throttle. He’s both an elder statesman and a propulsive instigator not only in The Netherlands, but throughout the world. As a young, itinerant drummer during the late 1950s and ‘60s, Bennink helped establish jazz in post-war Holland, but it was his forays into improvised music, especially through his involvement with the Instant Composers Pool, that cemented his legacy.