Incus CD02 Han

Derek Bailey/Han Bennink

Derek Bailey, guitar; Han Bennink, percussion, soprano saxophone.

Melancholy babes, part 1 (25.26), Melancholy babes, part 2 (30.25).

'During March 1986, Han Bennink, the Dutch master drummer, and I played a short tour of England - eight concerts in seven days. Of the many times we have played together over the past twenty years or so, this was probably my favourite bout. Four of the concerts were recorded and this disc is a compilation of five excerpts from these concerts. There is no attempt to disguise the edits but the music is presented as two continuous pieces - the way we usually play a concert.' Derek Bailey.

Cover drawing (reproduced above) by Anthony Mostrom.

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