4 flying Dutchmen of jazz celebrate the music of Misha Mengelberg. Mengelberg became a legend during his lifetime for his imaginative compositions crossing jazz and swing with European music, avant-garde and a healthy dose of absurdism.
drummer Han Bennink, bassist Ernst Glerum and alto saxophonist Benamin Herman are intimately familiar with his work. Bennink has been since the 1960s, when he co-founded the revolutionary Instant Composers Pool with Mengelberg. Glerum as the double bassist of the internationally acclaimed ICP Orchestra. And Herman because he has performed and recorded Mengelberg’s work since the age of twenty. With the virtuoso piano playing of Peter Beets the repertory becomes a point of departure for a new original group sound. With their different views on Misha’s compositions, the 4 musicians together will move into a completely new direction.
Benjamin Herman: alto sax
Peter Beets: piano
Felix Moseholm: doublebass
Han Bennink: drums