Mengelberg – Bennink Duo– Een mirakelse tocht , ICP 013 , 33 1/3 rpm, (NL) , 1972
Very rare 6 disc flexi release
A beautiful set of 6 flexi discs in 8 (?) inch format… amazing packaging… amazing music… amazing feel… this set has it all.
Bennink and Mengelberg in absolute top form taking it all away, on piano, drums, trumpet, vocals and such… in the typical slightly anarchistic way that is a signum of these two master- minds and players of European free improvised music.
Totally essential music and totally essential release! Flexis are the THING! Then… and now.
This period in European free music history is a very active one… just after the language had been established and the collaborations have started between the “German” school, the “English” school and the “Dutch” one… those were the three main perspectives. And very many collaborations started around this period that lasted for a long period of time.
But very few releases has this mindbending feel to it.
Very hard to find and very much worth looking for.
Highest possible recommendations!!!! Comes in a handstamped envelope, sometimes with the written address of the customer on the front.
Misha Mengelberg – piano
Han Bennink – drums, soft trumpet, prepared trombone, khene, dhung and voice
ICP Orchestra – My baby has goen to Shouwburg, VERENIGING CULTUREEL JONGEREN PASPORT, CJP 33 1/3 rpm (NL) 1972?
strictly limited edition flexi 5″ !!!
another insane flexi from the European Improvised music scene… starting off with some electronic noise with a series of rock n´roll licks from the 50´s coming behind … followed by pretty ridicolous american jive talk action… BUT, there is hard core music going on here…. Han Bennink hitting harder then ever, Willem Breuker at his best – chewing the mouthpiece up, Maarten van Regteren Altena slamming the bass brutally and the might Michael Waisvisz making amazing outer- space noise on his putney-synthesizer-harmonica….pheeeeuwwww…. HILARIOUS!
B-side is a weird prog/ psych / jazz attempt….. by Tom Barlage, w organ, el bass and all…
this flexi is released by a youth center in Holland.. end the edition we have no idea about, and the year of recording is a mystery… but likely early 70´s.
a must have…
Han Bennink – drums
Willem Breuker – sax and vocal
Willem van Manen -trombone and vocal
Kees Klaver – trumpet
Michel Waisvisz – putney synth harmonica
Maarten van Regteren Altena – bass