Han Bennink

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In performance at Total Music Meeting Berlin 1 November 2004: photograph copyright Volkan Terzioglu: volkan.terzioglu@gmail.com

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Born 17 April 1942 in Zaandam, Holland; drums, clarinets, soprano saxophone, miscellaneous.

Han Bennink's father was a percussionist in a symphony orchestra who also played clarinet and tenor saxophone; when Bennink was a teenager he used to accompany his father on the drums and then played in his dance bands. He became enthused with jazz listening to records and watching visiting US musicians in Europe and then went to America in 1960 playing on a boat of the Holland-America line, just to spend time in New York and take in as much as possible: Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Aretha Franklin, Sonny Clark, Steve Lacy. This love of jazz led Bennink to play with many visiting US musicians (e.g. Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Eric Dolphy) but he proved particularly important in the formative years of European free improvisation in Holland. It was not long before the pioneers in England, Holland and Germany came together and many of the early records feature varied combinations of these key players, Bennink generally in the thick of it all. His position is well indicated by Steve Beresford when, in his notes for his CD Fish of the week, he says 'Fish and bicycles are the third and fourth things that come to mind when I think of Holland. (The first and second are pianist Misha Mengelberg and drummer Han Bennink)'.

Bennink is well known for an unconventional approach to his kit - feet on the drums, playing his mouth, setting fire to the high hat - but also for using anything that comes to hand as a sound- or rhythm-generating source, for example a pizza box in his duo with Eugene Chadbourne. He told Corbett (1994): 'I don't need any more enormous drum kit or bells or gongs or whatever sort of shit. I find something here and there behind the stage. Canadian stages are very clean, so there's nothing to find, but yesterday I found some strings, a cardboard box, and a piece of wood. They are more interesting to me sound-wise than many other things because sounds are everywhere and it depends on what context you put them in. When I play on something, it's still playing with two sticks, so I just let the audience hear the difference between how the drum kit sounds or a garbage can, piece of junk, or whatever. That's the idea.'

His longest association is inside and outside the ICP Orchestra with Misha Mengelberg - 40 years in 2007 - but he also spent 12 years from around 1968 playing with Peter Brötzmann, initially in the trio with Fred Van Hove and finally as a duo which refuses to die, continuing into the new millenium: a three-day tour in Germany in February 2004 (Köln; Bielfeld; Wuppertal) gave rise to the appropriately (and modestly, and not unironically) entitled Still quite popular after all those years from the Köln gig. His long-running group, the Clusone Trio, with Michael Moore and Ernst Reijseger, which at times included a variety of special guests, finished around 1998. His serio-comic - on both sides - long-term association with Derek Bailey is also reasonably well documented, from their appearances on Peter Brötzmann's Nipples group and their duo on ICP 004 through the first Incus release The topography of the lungs, Bennink's participation in early Company recordings - e.g. Company 3 - and continuing to 1999's recorded across the North Sea discs (Derek Bailey: 'This is not "free improvisation", it's "post-improvisation"') - Post improvisation 1: when we're smiling and Post improvisation 2: air mail special - resulting in live gigs in Amsterdam. Bennink's extensive discography - just short of 200 items at May 2005 - indicates only a fraction of the musicians he has played with, including most of the first generation of European free players, several of the second generation, for example, Steve Beresford, US and European jazz and jazz-based musicians, and the punk band The Ex.

Of course, not everything is smooth sailing but the adroit musician is the one that can snatch success from the jaws of failure. On 4 November 2005, Bennink was billed to play at the Berlin Jazz Festival, an appearance described by Peter Müller in the Berliner Morgenpost of 6 November 2005. This has been translated from the German by Lucy Stubley:

He comes and he goes

Occasionally we are unable to protect ourselves from the eccentricity and peculiarity of those around us, especially when that eccentricity is manifest by musicians. Peter Schulze, artistic director of the Berlin Jazz Festival, felt the full force of this, along with the audience, in the sold-out Berliner Festspiele-Haus. The festival programme announced a duo between the Dutch drummer Han Bennink and the Brazilian keyboard player and flautist Hermeto Pascoal. In a spontaneous meeting. They would see each other for the first time on stage. And play free music.

Everything is arranged. Both musicians know what is supposed to happen. Both step into the dimmed light. Bennink begins to play. Pascoal heaves a few chords onto the piano - then he leaves the stage almost immediately. He leaves the flabbergasted Han Bennink just sitting there. But Bennink valiantly stays behind and plays a wonderfull solo set.

Spontaneous musical meetings can offer many surprises. All the time. Variations can readily become uncooperative and tactless. Little wonder then that Pascoal received catcalls when he later entered with his own band.

Han Bennink continues to work with an enormous range musicians from around the world, younger pianists from The Netherlands such as Cor Fuhler and Michiel Sheen, and in the wonderful trio BBG with Michiel Borstlap and bass player Ernst Glerum. Since 2004, he also plays regularly with the Ethiopian trio of Mohammed 'Jimmy' Mohammed, Mesele Asmamaw and Asnake Gebreyes, documented on the CD Takkabel!. In January 2006, he visited the UK to play a concert at the Red Rose in London and a duo with Steve Beresford in Nottingham. The London concert - a solo set plus a 40-minute guided improvisation by Bennink, Beresford, Gail Brand, Alan Wilkinson, John Edwards, Springheel Jack and J Spaceman - together with an interview by Steve Beresford, was broadcast as a 90-minute programme on BBC Radio 3 on 17 February 2006.

Han Bennink trained as a graphic artist and has exhibited work in several media, including sculptures from found objects that can include broken drum heads and drumsticks. He designs many of his own, and other musicians' LP and CD sleeves - collected together in a monograph published by Huis Clos in 2008 - and in late 2005 had a major retrospective exhibition jointly with Peter Brötzmann - two separate buildings separated by an inter-connecting glass corridor - in Brötzmann's home town of Remscheid.

Han Bennink formed ICP Records with Willem Breuker and Misha Mengelberg around 1968.

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The ICP Orchestra web site also contains notes, video clips and unissued audio clips.

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1955-1983, De wereld als trommel, Released only with the book De wereld als trommel by Erik van den Berg, ISBN 978 90 6005 671 4. Contains Han's earliest recording plus music with Sonny Rollins, Art Hodes and Misha Mengelberg, among others.
1963, Trio Tony Vos, MMP 2001EP.
1964, Epistrophy, ICP 015. Eric Dolphy, Misha Mengelberg, Jacques Schols, Han Bennink.
1964, Last date, Fontana 681008ZL/EmArCy 510124-2. Eric Dolphy/Misha Mengelberg/Jacques Schols/Han Bennink.
1964/1966, Driekusman total loss, Varajazz 210. Misha Mengelberg Quartet featuring Gary Peacock.
1965, Vara Radio 1965, Varajazz 8219. Wes Montgomery/Clark Terry.
1966, Lover, come swing with me, Philips 6550 10XPL. Paul Ruys.
1966, Jazz from Holland, Artone POP 41. The Misja Mengelberg Quartet
1966, The Misja Mengelberg Quartet as heard at the Newport Jazz Festival, Artone MGOS 9467.
1966, Rita Reys and Rob de Nijs with the PIm Jacobs Combo, Philips 3335 19JF.
1966, Music for his films, BVHaast 015 LP. Johan Van Der Keuken/Willem Breuker.
1966, Music for his films 1967/1994, BVHaast CD 9709/9710. Johan Van Der Keuken/Willem Breuker.
1967, The Stork Town Dixie Kids, Polydor 236155.
1967, New Acoustic Swing Duo, ICP 001. Duo with Willem Breuker.
1967, Porto Novo, Arista/Freedom AL 1001. Marion Brown/Maarten van Regteren Altena/Han Bennink.
1968, Instant Composers Pool, ICP 002. With John Tchicai and Misha Mengelberg.
1968, Machine gun, FMP CD24. The Peter Brötzmann Octet.
1968, The complete machine gun sessions, ALP262CD. Peter Brötzmann Octet.
1968/1970, Fuck de Boere, UMS/ALP211CD. Peter Brötzmann Nonet/Group.
1968/1970, Instant Composers Pool, ICP 007/008.
1968, Requiem for Che Guevara, MPS 15205.
1968/1969, Live in Paradiso, Heavy Soul Music HSM 1501. Heavy Soul Inc: Hans Dulfer/Willem van Manen/Maarten van Regteren Altena/Han Bennink. For a re-appraisal, see Re-issue this! from Paris Transatlantic, January 2006.
1969, Live at Amsterdam Paradiso, Affinity AFF 2/Affinity 751 CD. Dexter Gordon.
1969, Nipples, Calig CAL 30604/UMS/ALP205CD.
1969, More Nipples, UMS/ALP236CD. Brötzmann Quartet + Sextet
1969, Instant Composers Pool, ICP 004. Duo with Derek Bailey.
1969, Opera: Reconstructie/Reconstruction A Morality, Steim 113 612/613/614. Louis Andriessen.
1969, European echoes, FMP 0010/UMS/ALP232CD. Manfred Schoof.
1969, The living music, FMP 0100/UMS/ALP231CD. Alex von Schlippenbach group.
1969, is alive in Amsterdam Paradiso, Heavy Soul Music HSM 1502. J. R. Monterose 4tet. One track issued on CD on MJCD 1162. For a re-appraisal, see Re-issue this! from Paris Transatlantic, January 2006.
1969/1970, The pirate: previously unreleased recordings 1969-1994, Bvhaast CD 0301. Willem Breuker.
1970, Instant Composers Pool, ICP 005. With John Tchicai, Misha Mengelberg and Derek Bailey.
1970, Balls, FMP 0020.
1970, Balls, UMS/ALP233CD. Includes two previously unreleased tracks.
1970, Born free, Scout Records ScS 11. One track on festival album.
1970, Groupcomposing, ICP 006.
1970, The topography of the lungs, Incus 1.
1970, The topography of the lungs, psi 06.05. CD re-issue with two additional tracks.
1970, Globe Unity 67 & 70, Atavistic/Unheard Music Series. Globe Unity Orchestra.
1971, Mengelberg Bennink ICP 010.
1971, Dual unity, Freedom 32JDF-181. Paul Bley/Annette Peacock.
1971, Improvisie, America 30 AM 6121/Universal 980 691-6/America #04. Paul Bley.
1971, International New Jazz Meeting auf Burg Altena, JG Records JG 027/028S. Includes one track of the Peter Brötzmann Trio.
1971, 1971, Corbett vs. Dempsey CvsD CD020. Brötzmann/Van Hove/Bennink.
1971, Orient, Byg YX4012/3/Get Back GET2010. Don Cherry.
1971, The Berlin concert, FMP CD34/35. Peter Brötzmann Trio with Albert Mangelsdorff.
1971, Patterns, LP: Sun SR108/CD: Eremite MTE 019. Noah Howard.
1971, Actions, Philips 6305 153. Don Cherry/The New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra.
1971, Actions, Intuition INT 3606-2. Don Cherry/Krzysztof Penderecki. CD issue of previous item.
1971/1972, Solo, ICP 011.
1972, Woyzeck, Entr'acte CD 2. Willem Breuker.
1972, For example, FMP R123. One track of Peter Brötzmann Trio with Albert Mangelsdorff on commemorative/compilation 3LP set.
1972, Selections from live performances at Verity's Place, Incus 9.
1972, Een mirakelse tocht door het Scharrebroekse ICP 013. Duo with Misha Mengelberg released on 6 flexidiscs.
1972, Free jazz und kinder, FMP S1/2.
1973, Brötzmann, van Hove, Bennink, FMP 0130.
1973, Baal Brecht Handke, Bvhaast CD9006. Willem Breuker.
1973, Einheitsfrontlied, FMP S 3. Brötzmann, van Hove, Bennink
1973, Nerve beats, UMS/ALP202CD. Solo.
1973/1974, Coincidents ICP 018. Mengelberg Bennink.
1973, Altissimo Philips Rj-5102/West Wind 0019. Lee Konitz/Gary Bartz/Jackie McLean/P Danielsson/J Kühn/Matiano/Han Bennink.
1974, René Thomas/Thomas Pelzer Limited, Vogel 003 S.
1974, Sideways, Roaratorio roar01. Steve Lacy.
1974, Outspan no. 1, FMP 0180. With Albert Mangelsdorff.
1974, Outspan no. 2, FMP 0200. Including 01.49 of Backstreet girl by Mick Jagger and Keith Richard
1974, Einepartietischtennis ICP 014/FMP SAJ 03. Mengelberg Bennink.
1974, Hamburg '74, FMP 0650/Atavistic Unheard Music Series UMS/ALP248CD. Globe Unity Orchestra.
1974, Lumps, ICP 016. Steve Lacy.
1975, Tschus, FMP 0230. Brötzmann, van Hove, Bennink
1975, Coincidents ICP 017/018. Mengelberg Bennink.
1976, Unlawful noise, KGB 7076. Haazz & Company/Kees Hazevoet.
1976, Unlawful noise, UMS/ALP219CD. Kees Hazevoet/Haazz & Company.
1976, Company 3 Incus 25.
1977, Company 6, Incus 29.
1977, Company 7, Incus 30.
1977, Ein halber hund kann nicht pinkeln, FMP 0420.
1977, Schwarzwaldfahrt, FMP 0440.
1977, Schwarzwaldfahrt, Atavistic Unheard Music Series UMS/ALP254CD. Re-issue of FMP 0440 with additional material.
1977, In Berlin FMP SAJ-23. ICP Tentet.
1977, For example, FMP R123. One track of ICP-Tentet on commemorative/compilation 3LP set.
1977, Midwoud 77 ICP 013. Duo with Misha Mengelberg.
1977, Tetterettet ICP 020. Instant Composers Pool Tentet.
1977, Total Music Meeting 1977 Berlin, BRÖ-B. Brötzmann/Bennink duo.
1978, A European proposal Horo HPD 35-36. Bennink/Mengelberg/Rutherford/Schiano.
1978, Yi yole ICP 021. With Dudu Pukwana and Misha Mengelberg.
1978, Solo West/East FMP SAJ-21.
1978, Calling down the Flevo spirit, Snipe 7678. Duo with Kees Hazevoet.
1978, Calling down the Flevo spirit, Atavistic Unheard Music Series UMS/ALP259CD. CD re-issue of previous LP duo with Kees Hazevoet.
1979, 3 points and a mountain, FMP 0670. With Peter Brötzmann and Misha Mengelberg.
1979, 3 points and a mountain... plus, FMP CD 107. With Peter Brötzmann and Misha Mengelberg.
1979, Live Soncino ICP 022/adLIB 811. ICP Orchestra.
1979, Humanplexity Leo Records LR 101. Keshavan Maslak.
1979/1980/1981, Bennink Mengelberg ICP 023.
1980, Taiming hummeloord records nr. 1. Trio track (side 2 of LP) with Ernst Reijseger and Michael Moore.
1980, Jazz Bunker, Golden Years of New Jazz GY 7/8. With Eugene Chadbourne and Toshinori Kondo.
1980, Atsugi concert, GuA-Bungue GBLP 3381.01. Duo with Peter Brötzmann.
1981, Heavy days are here again BVHaast 037/UMS/ALP207CD. Leo Cuypers.
1981, Corners Varajazz VCD 003-2. Leo Cuypers Trio.
1981, Irène's Hot Four FMP OWN-90007/9. Two tracks on Rüdiger Carl compilation CD.
1982, Tempo comodo Data 823. Solo.
1982, Japan Japon IMA 1/ICP 024/DIW 1014. Misha Mengelberg and ICP Orchestra. Also issued on DIW 454 CD with two additional tracks.
1982, Regeneration, Soul Note SN 121054. Rudd/Lacy/Mengelberg/Carter/Bennink.
1983, Down South VARAJAZZ 4213/Ogun HMCD. Harry Miller Quintet, with Mark Charig, Wolter Wierbos, Sean Bergin.
1983, Friendship Charlie Records CR 30225. The Blues Bastards.
1983, In Jazzbühne Berlin '83 Amiga 856035. Duo with Conrad Bauer.
1984, Two programs ICP 025 (cassette). ICP Orchestra.
1984, Change of season Soul Note SN 121104. Misha Mengelberg/Han Bennink/George Lewis/Steve Lacy/Arjen Gorter.
1984, Sendai Sjors + Sjendai Sjimmie jazz & Now 2. New Acoustic Swing Duo: Bennink/Breuker.
1984, Tropic of the mounted sea chicken Splasc(h) HP 05. Minafra, Mengelberg plus orchestra.
1984/1986, Two programs: Herbie Nichols/Thelonius Monk, ICP 026. ICP Orchestra.
1986, Concert for eyes BVHaast 065. Teo Joling.
1986, Nol 1 unnumbered cassette. Gijs van Dijk Quintet.
1986, Han Incus CD 02.
1986, Two programs ICP 026. ICP Orchestra.
1986/90/91, Bospaadje konijnehol I, ICP 028. ICP Orchestra.
1987, Kids mysteries, Nimbus Records NS502C. Sean Bergin and M.O.B.
1987, Directly to pyjamas, nato 1330 (LP)/777 727 (CD). Duo with Steve Beresford.
1987, Dutch masters, Soul Note 121154. Misha Mengelberg/Steve Lacy/George Lewis/Ernst Reijseger/Han Bennink.
1987, October meeting 2, Bimhuis 002.
1987, Bootleg hum ha #00. Duo with Kenny Millions.
1988, Spots, circles and fantasy FMP CD 5. Duo with Cecil Taylor.
1988, Olie en water FMP 1260. Duo with Peter Kowald.
1988, Diepe spoeren FMP CD21. Duo with Peter Kowald.
1988, Alms/Tiergarten (Spree) FMP CD 8/9. Cecil Taylor European Orchestra.
1988, L'extraordinaire jardin de Charles Trenet, Chabada OH23. Steve Beresford.
1988/1989, Blues ahead, Timeless SJP 356. Joe van Enkhuizen.
1989, Soft on the inside, Antilles 842927. Andy Shepherd.
1989 & 2007, Meeting points, Bimhuis 010. Two groups on Guus Janssen compilation disc.
1990, Solo, ICP 027 (video).
1990, Major step, Timeless CD SJP 364. Major Holley and the Joe van Enkhuizen quartet with Rein de Graaff, Han Bennink.
1990, Boogie with the hook, Leo LR 242. Two duos with Eugene Chadbourne.
1990, Noci...Strani frutti, Leo CD LR176. With Pino Minafra and Ernst Reijseger.
1990/91, Bospaadje konijnehol II, ICP 029. ICP Orchestra.
1990/1991, Clusone 3, Ramboy 01.
1991, 6.4, EX 6.4. The Ex and guests.
1991, The Ex and guests, Slates 1. Video of The Ex and guests from the Bimhuis 29/06/91.
1991, October Meeting 1991: 3 Quartets, Bimhuis 003. Han on two quartets.
1992, Vol pour Sydney (aller), nato 53001. Duo with Steve Beresford on Sydney Bechet compilation album.
1992, MiHa, ICP 031. Duo with Misha Mengelberg.
1992/1994, Stone, brick, glass, wood, wire, IDA 014. With Fred Frith large group.
1993, AngelicA 93, CAICAI 004. Solo plus other combinations.
1993, Conduction 28/Conduction 31, New World Records 80484. Lawrence D. 'Butch' Morris.
1993, Conduction 31/Conduction 35/Conduction 36, New World Records 80485. Lawrence D. 'Butch' Morris.
1993, I am an Indian, Ramboy 05/Gramavision GCD 79505. Trio Clusone.
1993, Anthony Braxton's Charlie Parker Project, hat ART CD 2-6160/hatOLOGY 2-612.
1993, Soft lights and sweet music, hat ART CD 6153. Clusone 3.
1993, Soft lights and sweet music, hatOLOGY 657. Clusone 3.
1993, Wie beim Falb die Kuckucksuhr tickt, so tickt sie nirgendwo, Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf. Trio Clusone track on compilation CD.
1994, Home safely, Favorite 1. Bennink/Clark/Glerum.
1994, Eleven ghosts, hatOLOGY 507. Duo with Myra Melford.
1994, Azurety, hat ART CD 6155. With Ray Anderson and Christy Doran.
1994, Cheer up, hat ART CD 6175. With Ray Anderson and Christy Doran.
1994, A B D, hatOLOGY 695. With Ray Anderson and Christy Doran. Re-release of parts of hat ART 6155 and 6175.
1994, Music for his films 1967/1994, BVHaast CD 9709/9710. Willem Breuker/Johan Van Der Keuken.
1995, Instant, EX 063/064D. The Ex and guests.
1995, Carmen, Label Bleu 6579. Enrico Rava.
1995, Irène Schweizer & Han Bennink, Intakt CD010.
1996, Serpentine, Songlines SGL 1510. Duo with Dave Douglas.
1996, Love Henry, Gramavision GCD 79517. Clusone 3.
1997, 3, Via jazz 992.029.2. 3: Bennink/Borstlap/Glerum.
1997 + 2003, 3, 55 Records FNCJ-5502. 3: Bennink/Borstlap/Glerum.
1997, MiHa, ICP 031. Duo with Misha Mengelberg.
1997, The heron, ICP 033. Tobias Delius 4 Tet.
1997, Rara avis, hatOLOGY 523. Clusone 3.
1997, Jubilee varia, hatOLOGY 528. ICP Orchestra.
1998, Bellagram, GeestGrondenCd GG 18. Cor Fuhler.
1998, Dissonant characters, hatOLOGY 534. Duo with Ellery Eskelin.
1998, An hour with..., hatOLOGY 554. Clusone 3.
1997/9, Joy of a toy, BVHaast CD 9907. Eric Boeren 4tet.
1999, Copy cat, BVHaast CD 9917. Sean Bergin's MOB.
1999, Body acoustic, Emarcy 538976-2. Michiel Borstlap.
1999, Post improvisation 1: when we're smiling, Incus CD 34. Duo with Derek Bailey.
1999, Post improvisation 2: air mail special, Incus CD 35. Duo with Derek Bailey.
1999, Toby's mloby, ICP 034. Tobias Delius 4 Tet.
2000?, Solo, ICP 035. Solo video.
2000, The laughing owl, TERP Improv IS-03. Duo with Terrie Ex.
2000, B + B (in Edam), ICP 037. Beresford/Bennink duo.
2000, 21 years later, Leo LR CD 324. Chadbourne/Bennink duo.
2000, Caramel topped terrier, Cadence Jazz Records CJR 1136. David Haney Quartet.
2000, Four in one, Songlines SGL SA1535-5. Misha Mengelberg Quartet.
2000, The grass is greener, psi 02.02. Han Bennink/Evan Parker duo.
2000, Festival Beyond Innocence: 4 1999-2000, Innocent Records FBI 105. One trio track on compilation CD.
1969-2000, Han Bennink, Musica Jazz MJCD 1162. Compilation featuring 4 unreleased/rare tracks.
2001, White widow, Ramboy 16. Moore/Maguire/Helias/Bennink.
2001, Soft nose, BVHaast CD 1501. Eric Boeren 4tet.
2001, Oh my dog!, ICP 040. ICP Orchestra.
2001, Pelikanismus, ICP 039. Tobias Delius 4 Tet.
2001, Sonic Youth/ICP/The Ex, In the fishtank 9.
2001?, Miss Ann, Ecstatic Yod E#81. 7" single duo with Chadbourne.
2001, Variations on a master plan, Leo Records CD LR 371. Conference call.
2001, Chat room, Leo Records CD LR 378. Duo with Simon Nabatov.
2001, Television, Ayler Records aylDL-081, digital download. Duo with Mark O'Leary.
2002, Strandjutters, hatOLOGY 590. D'Agaro/Glerum/Bennink.
2002, Across the desert, Improvised Music from Japan IMJ-514. Duo with Kazuo Imai.
2002, Improvised music from Japan 2004, Improvised Music from Japan IMJ-304. Duo with Kazuo Imai: one track on compilation CD.
2002, Tinderbox, DATA:031. Fuhler/Bennink/de Joode.
2002, Mob mobiel, DATA:032. Sean Bergin.
2002?, AMaSSED, Thirsty Ear THI57123.2. Spring Heel Jack.
2003, Views of Mancini, FMRCD263-0808. The Mancini Project.
2003, Live, Thirsty Ear THI57130.2. Spring Heel Jack.
2002, November Music 2002: See the sound, hear the space, November Music NM 006. One ICP track and a Bennink/Mengelberg duo on compilation CD.
2003, Live at the Bimhuis, for T 02. Gravitones & strings.
2003, Aan & Uit, ICP 042. ICP Orchestra.
2003, Pica Pica, ICP 041. Mary Oliver/Thomas Lehn/Han Bennink.
2003, Dance, my dear?, DATA:042. Michiel Scheen Quartet.
2003, Blue & sentimental, A Records AL73248. Boris Vanderlek.
2003, Spring odyssey, TUM Records TUM CD 015. Mikko Innanen/Jaak Sooäär/Han Bennink.
2003, Brodie + Han, LORNA 04. Duo with Brodie West.
2003, Triple Dutch, DATA Images 01. Michael Schumacher in duo with Han Bennink, Cor Fuhler, Wilbert de Joode.
2004, Eye & ear: artist <-> musician, Atavistic ALP176CD. One track on compilation CD.
2004, Still quite popular after all those years, BRÖ 4. Brötzmann/Bennink duo.
2004, Omnibus one, Favorite 2. Glerum Omnibus.
2004, Ethiopian Tour 2004, AMPLE 4 (cassette). The Ex/Han Bennink.
2004, Groet, DATA:051. Janssen/Bennink duo.
2004/05, BBG, Favorite 3. Bennink/Borstlap/Glerum CD +DVD.
2005, Takkabel!, Terp AS-10. Mohammed 'Jimmy' Mohammed.
2005, Weer is een dag voorbij, ICP 043. ICP Orchestra.
2005, People I like, Creative Nation Music CNM 008. The Blueprint Project with Han Bennink.
2004-2006, Afijn, Data Images 03/ICP 044. DVD on Misha Mengelberg featuring ICP Orchestra and others.
2005/06, Fat fish, DATA:061. Sean Bergin's Song Mob.
2006, Mohammed Jimmy Mohammed Trio with Han Bennink, Buda Musique DVD 860172.
2006, Amplified Trio, Treader trd008.
2006, Comeglians, El Gallo Rojo 314-13. Daniele D'Agaro Adriatics Orchestra.
2006, Zeng!, Terp Improv IS 13. Duo with Terrie Ex.
2006, The tempest, artesuono art 063. Daniele D'Agaro/Bruno Marini/Han Bennink.
2006, Deining, DolFijn 02. Wolter Wierbos.
2006, in Amherst 2006, BRÖ-C. Bennink/Brötzmann.
2006/07, The mystery of guests, Evil Rabbit Records ERR 08. Esmée Olthuis/Albert van Veenendaal.
2007, Ammü Quartet, PAO 50030.
2007, Two horns and a bass, Kemo 08 CD and DVD. Paul Van Kemenade; HB on one track and on DVD.
2008, Monk, Gramercy Park Music 900.0451.020. Bennink/Borstlap/Glerum.
2008, Toi-même, Winter & Winter 910 146-2. Noël Akchoté.
2008, Live at the Bimhuis, ICP 046. ICP Orchestra.
2008, Let's go, Terp IS-16-lp. Han Bennink/Brodie West/Terrie Ex.
2008-2011, Mountains, love & humour, artesuono art 96. Daniele D'Agaro Adriatics Orchestra.
2009 Hazentijd, DATA Images 06. Documentary on the musical life and development of Han Bennink.
2009, Parken, ILK156CD. Han Bennink Trio.
2009, Luftlucht, ICP 048. Tobius Delius 4tet.
2009, ICP Orchestra, ICP 049. ICP Orchestra.
2009, !ICP! 50, ICP 050. ICP Orchestra.
2009, Live in NYC, Ramboy 29. Holshauser, Bennink & Moore.
2010, Sonic boom, 816 Music 816-1201. Duo with Uri Caine.
2010, Close enough, Kemo 09. Paul Van Kemenade; includes one track of Ray Anderson/Han Bennink/Frank Möbus/Ernst Glerum/Paul Van Kemenade.
2010, Who is in charge?, Kemo 10. Ray Anderson/Han Bennink/Frank Möbus/Ernst Glerum/Paul Van Kemenade.
2010, Fingerprints, artesuono art 092. Daniele D'Agaro/Alexander von Schlippenbach/Han Bennink.
2011, 2 for 2, Intakt CD 193. Aki Takase/Han Bennink.
2011?, Bennink # Co., ILK192CD. Han Bennink Trio.
2013, Live at the Vortex/Misha enzovoort, ICP 052CD/053DVD. ICP Orchestra.
2014, East of the sun, ICP 51. ICP Orchestra.
2014, So long Eric! Homage to Eric Dolphy, Intakt CD 239. Aki Takase/Alex Von Schlippenbach.
2015, Welcome back, Intakt CD 254. Irène Schweizer/Han Bennink.
2015, Restless in pieces, ICP 054. ICP Orchestra.
2016, Quartet-NL, ICP 055. Benjamin Herman/Peter Beets/Han Bennink/Ruud Jacobs.
2016, Adelante, ICP 056. Han Bennink Trio.

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