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Han Bennink: Monk Volume One

Read "Monk Volume One" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Pity the straight man that has to play alongside the comedic drummer Han Bennink. In his 50+ years of music making, no gesture, tap, thump, or strike has gone unnoticed. And while he has covered the music of Thelonious Monk before, never has Monk, as interpreted by Bennink, sounded better.On paper this recording, a ...

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Han Bennink: Monk Volume One

Read "Monk Volume One" reviewed by John Kelman


With so many tribute albums to jazz icon Thelonious Monk already made, it's hard to imagine how much more can be added to the pianist's canon without becoming redundant. Perhaps, however, it's not all that surprising that an album of Monk material featuring Dutch wildman/drummer Han Bennink, piano phenom Michiel Borstalp and bassist Ernst Glerum, would ...

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Eldorado

Label: Gramercy Park Music
Released: 2008
Track listing: Hubbah; Happy Mummy; Caf

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Michiel Borstlap: Eldorado

Read "Eldorado" reviewed by John Kelman


From rendering fusion super group Weather Report in an all-acoustic setting on Body Acoustic (Universal, 2005) to in-the-moment duets with drummer Bill Bruford, Dutch keyboardist Michiel Borstlap has few, if any, limits. Gramercy Park (Universal, 1999) was a remarkable set of acoustic and electric music that tackled classical repertoire, jazz standards and spontaneous composition. On Eldorado, ...


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