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Han Bennink

dr, *1942 NL, Zaandam
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Hendrikus Johannes Bennink

Han Bennink (born 17 April 1942) is a Dutch jazz drummer and percussionist. On occasion his recordings have featured his playing on clarinet, violin, banjo and piano.Though perhaps best known as one of the pivotal figures in early European free jazz and free improvisation, Bennink has worked in essentially every school of jazz, and is described by critic Chris Kelsey as "one of the unfortunately rare musicians whose abilities and interests span jazz's entire spectrum." Known for often injecting slapstick and absurdist humor into his performances, Bennink has had especially fruitful long-term partnerships with pianist Misha Mengelberg and saxophonist Peter Brötzmann. Han is a brother of saxophonist Peter Bennink.

  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Vocals
  • Clarinet
  • Piano
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Azurety on Azurety by Ray Anderson, Han Bennink & Christy Doran
House Party Starting on Change Of Season by Various Artists
Four in One on Monk Vol. 1 by Han Bennink, Michiel Borstlap & Ernst Glerum
Home Safely on Home Safely by Ernst Glerum, Curtis Clark & Han Bennink
Think of One on Monk Vol. 1 by Han Bennink, Michiel Borstlap & Ernst Glerum
Twelve Bars on Regeneration by Various Artists
2300 Skiddoo on Regeneration by Various Artists
The Happenings on Change Of Season by Various Artists
Step Tempest on Change Of Season by Various Artists
Mysterioso on Monk Vol. 1 by Han Bennink, Michiel Borstlap & Ernst Glerum

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
IcarusJoris Roelofs - Han Bennink2018Album
11.8.17Han Bennink / Steve Noble / Alexander Hawkins2018Single
Quartet-NLQuartet-NL : Benjamin Herman - Peter Beets - Ruud Jacobs - Han Bennink2017Album
Checking OutRay Anderson - Han Bennink - Ernst Glerum2016Album
Dada 打、打Han Bennink & Sabu Toyozumi2015Album
Welcome BackIrene Schweizer – Han Bennink2015Album
Beach PartyHan Bennink, Jaak Sooäär2013Album
Sonic BoomHan Bennink, Uri Caine2012Album
CoconutEric Boeren, Michael Moore, Han Bennink2012Album
Who Is In Charge?Ray Anderson, Han Bennink, Frank Möbus, Ernst Glerum, Paul Van Kemenade2011Album
A B DRay Anderson, Han Bennink, Christy Doran2011Compil.
Two For TwoAki Takase & Han Bennink2011Album
Live In NYCWill Holshouser, Han Bennink & Michael Moore2011Album
KOKHan Bennink2011Album
LaivHan Bennink, Fabrizio Puglisi, Ernst Glerum2010Album
Let's Go.Han Bennink, Brodie West & Terrie Ex2010Album
FingerprintsDaniele D'Agaro, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Han Bennink2010Album
Han & FrodeHan Bennink / Frode Gjerstad2009Album
De Wereld Als TrommelHan Bennink2009Compil.
TelevisionMark O'Leary & Han Bennink2008Album
Monk Volume OneHan Bennink, Michiel Borstlap, Ernst Glerum2008Album
Bim Huis Live 1st SetHan Bennink / Keshavan Maslak2008Album
Mohammed Jimmy Mohammed Trio With Han BenninkMohammed Jimmy Mohammed Trio & Han Bennink2007Single
Amplified TrioHan Bennink2007Album
People I LikeThe Blueprint Project With Han Bennink2007Album
Zeng!Han Bennink & Terrie Ex2007Album
Spring OdysseyMikko Innanen, Jaak Sooäär And Han Bennink2006Album
BBGHan Bennink - Michiel Borstlap - Ernst Glerum2005Album
GroetGuus Janssen / Han Bennink2005Album
Chad And HanEugene Chadbourne - Han Bennink2005Album
Transparancy-Wolk No. 3Rik Van Iersel - Han Bennink2005Album
Han BenninkHan Bennink2004Compil.
Home SafelyHan Bennink / Curtis Clark / Ernst Glerum2004Album
Pica PicaMary Oliver / Thomas Lehn / Han Bennink2004Album
3Han Bennink - Michiel Borstlap - Ernst Glerum2004Album
Free Touching (Live In Beijing At Keep In Touch)Han Bennink / Wang Yong / Andreas Schreiber / Dennis Rea / Steffen Schorn / Claudio Puntin2004Album
Chat RoomSimon Nabatov – Han Bennink2003Album
Brodie West + Han BenninkBrodie West, Han Bennink2003Album
TinderboxCor Fuhler - Han Bennink - Wilbert De Joode2003Album
StrandjuttersDaniele D'Agaro, Ernst Glerum & Han Bennink2003Album
BootlegKenny Millions, Han Bennink2003Album
LiveSpring Heel Jack with Matthew Shipp, Evan Parker, J. Spaceman, William Parker, Han Bennink2003Album
Across The DesertHan Bennink / Kazuo Imai2003Album
B + BSteve Beresford & Han Bennink2002Album
The Grass Is GreenerHan Bennink, Evan Parker2002Album
Miss AnnEugene Chadbourne & Han Bennink2001Single
21 Years Later (Train Kept A Rollin')Han Bennink, Eugene Chadbourne2001Album
White WidowMichael Moore, Alex Maguire, Mark Helias, Han Bennink2001Album
Nerve BeatsHan Bennink2001Album
The Laughing OwlHan Bennink & Terrie Ex2000Album
Jazz BunkerHan Bennink / Eugene Chadbourne / Toshinori Kondo2000Album
Dissonant CharactersEllery Eskelin & Han Bennink1999Album
BellagramCor Fuhler, Han Bennink, Wilbert De Joode1998Album
Eleven GhostsMyra Melford & Han Bennink1997Album
3Han Bennink, Michiel Borstlap, Ernst Glerum1997Album
SerpentineHan Bennink + Dave Douglas1996Album
Irène Schweizer & Han BenninkIrene Schweizer & Han Bennink1996Album
Cheer UpRay Anderson, Han Bennink & Christy Doran1995Album
AzuretyRay Anderson, Han Bennink, Christy Doran1994Album
Dutch MastersMisha Mengelberg, Steve Lacy, George Lewis, Ernst Reijseger, Han Bennink1992Album
Noci...Strani Frutti (Live At Europa Festival Jazz)Pino Minafra - Ernst Reijseger - Han Bennink1991Album
SoloHan Bennink1990Single
Spots, Circles, And FantasyCecil Taylor & Han Bennink1989Album
Directly To PyjamasSteve Beresford / Han Bennink1987Album
Tropic Of The Mounted Sea ChickenPino Minafra With Misha Mengelberg, Michele Lomuto, Han Bennink1987Album
Change Of Season (Music Of Herbie Nichols)Misha Mengelberg - Steve Lacy - George Lewis - Arjen Gorter - Han Bennink1985Album
RegenerationRoswell Rudd - Steve Lacy - Misha Mengelberg - Kent Carter - Han Bennink1983Album
Tempo ComodoHan Bennink1982Album
HumanplexityKeshavan Maslak, Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg1980Album
3 Points And A MountainPeter Brötzmann / Misha Mengelberg / Han Bennink1979Album
A European Proposal (Live In Cremona)Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg, Paul Rutherford, Mario Schiano1979Album
Yi YoleDudu Pukwana, Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg1979Album
Solo - West/EastHan Bennink1979Album
FragmentsMisha Mengelberg, John Tchicai, Han Bennink, Derek Bailey1978Album
GroupcomposingMisha Mengelberg, Peter Brötzmann, Evan Parker, Peter Bennink, Paul Rutherford, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink1978Album
LumpsSteve Lacy, Michel Waisvisz, Han Bennink, Maarten Altena1978Album
Calling Down The Flevo SpiritKees Hazevoet / Han Bennink1978Album
Playing: Epistrophy, June 1, 1964 In Eindhoven, HollandEric Dolphy / Misha Mengelberg / Jacques Schols / Han Bennink1974Album
Een Mirakelse Tocht Door Het ScharrebroekseMisha Mengelberg - Han Bennink1972Album
SoloHan Bennink1972Album
The Topography Of The LungsEvan Parker / Derek Bailey / Han Bennink1970Album
Instant Composers PoolHan Bennink / Misha Mengelberg / John Tchicai1968Album
New Acoustic Swing DuoHan Bennink / Willem Breuker1967Album
Lover, Come Swing With MePaul Ruys with Han Bennink - Ruud Jacobs - Wim Overgaauw1966Album
The New Acoustic Swing Duo In Japan 1984Han Bennink / Willem BreukerAlbum
CircusAlessandra Patrucco / Tristan Honsinger / Misha Mengelberg / Ab Baars / Han BenninkAlbum
HazentijdHan BenninkAlbum
Johnny Rep SuiteLeo Cuypers - Han BenninkAlbum
Texelfun With HanGunter Hampel Music + Dance Company With Han BenninkAlbum
Triple DutchMichael Schumacher Meets Han Bennink, Cor Fuhler And Wilbert De JoodeAlbum
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