Han Bennink: Nerve Beats
Nerve Beats is one of the most spontaneous things Bennink has ever done. It's also the only document in print of his early solo work. An extremely clever drummer, he rapidly develops new ideas and then just as easily discards them for something else. Since this is a live recording (and the sonics are actually quite good), listening to Nerve Beats is like taking a living, breathing voyage through sound. Bennink stands eagerly at the helm, directing the acceleration and deceleration, performing unannounced twists and turns. For those listeners who may have experienced Bennink in other contexts (such as the wildly successful Clusone 3), this record allows a clear, unobstructed view of his vision. Stark, wild, and clever: this recording documents a master at work with a stageful of tools at his disposal.
Track Listing: Bumble Rumble; Spooky Drums; Nerve Beats.
Personnel: Han Bennink: drums, tablas, trombone, clarinet, rhythm-machine, etc.
Record Label: Atavistic Worldwide
Style: Modern Jazz