Sunday, June 12, 2016

DEREK BAILEY / HAN BENNINK - Derek Bailey / Han Bennink (LP-1972-Incus–9)




Label: Incus Records – 9
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo / Country: UK / Released: 1977
Style: Free Jazz, Free Improvisation
Selections from live performances at Verity's Place, June 16-17, 1972.
Cover drawing, Artwork – Mal Dean
Composed By – Bailey, Bennink
Engineer – Bob Woolford
Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout stamped): INCUS 9 A-3△6
Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout stamped): INCUS 9 B-3△6

A1 - Call That a Balance ........................................................................... 2:07
A2 - Misty .................................................................................................. 7:18
A3 - The Title ............................................................................................ 2:17
A4 - Who Is That ....................................................................................... 4:02
A5 - The Girl with the Concrete Tongue ................................................... 4:35
B1 - Din Din Teo ........................................................................................ 9:31
B2 - On a Clear Day .................................................................................. 4:07
B3 - Barb ................................................................................................... 1:36
B4 - Shake Your Arse White Man ............................................................. 1:32
B5 - Whiling ............................................................................................... 2:19
B6 - When Day Is Done and Shadows Fall I Think of You ....................... 4:10

DEREK BAILEY – guitar
HAN BENNINK – drums, percussion

Derek Bailey & Han Bennink (subtitled Selections from Live Performances at Verity's Place) is a live album by guitarist Derek Bailey and percussionist Han Bennink which was recorded 1972 and released on the Incus label.




This selection of live duet performances from 1972 is a wonder to listen to almost forty-four years after the original performances. The guitar's greatest improviser bantering musically with the Netherlands' greatest drummer is, no doubt, a point of interest for those interested in the extremes of Western music. Before Bailey had recorded the infamous and now legendary Incus Taps disc, he had perfected his view of the atonal world (at least up until that time), undoing it with spiritual guidance from the ghost of Webern at his side. These two live dates reflect that direction, having been recorded less than a year before. Given that Bailey is investigating his undoing of the ritual tonal space, Bennink's woolly percussions are the perfect foil: Who better to stretch the perceptions of guitar music to its limit and beyond than a man for whom the drums are the only instrument in any band? Thus, the chase is on, moving from one dynamic range to the next in search of the perfect tonal space where things completely fall apart, only to be picked up in rather grotesquely fascinating order. This music asks no questions; it only shouts obscenities while laughing hysterically because it knows exactly what it's not doing. Great album.
(Review by Thom Jurek)



If you find it, buy this album!

15 comments:

  1. DEREK BAILEY / HAN BENNINK – Derek Bailey / Han Bennink (LP-1972)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC+Artwork

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  2. tHAT#S A SWEET ALBUM1; THANKS FOR THIS; vITKO1

    aLSO FOR THE VERY NICE COVER PICTURES111

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  3. WOW, never hear this one, and what players! Thanks Vitko!

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  4. this is one of the recordings mentioned in David Toop's new book on Improvisation - worthy reading for fans of this site...

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  5. Yes, very good and informative book, I recommend everyone to read.

    Visit this sites:

    http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/into-the-maelstrom-music-improvisation-and-the-dream-of-freedom-9781501314513/

    https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/david-toop-into-the-maelstrom/

    http://www.londonjazznews.com/2016/06/review-drawings-david-toop-into.html

    http://bombmagazine.org/article/3622/david-toop

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  6. Thank you very much, Vitko.
    This was the only Bailey / Bennink recording from the 'Golden Era' which I've never listened to.

    BTW - Another fine book is "Beyond Jazz, Plink, Plonk & Scratch, the Golden Age of Free Music in London 1966–1972" by Trevor Barre.
    Really recommended - an excellent read!

    http://www.letterpressproject.co.uk/inspiring-older-readers/2016-02-14/beyond-jazz-plink-plonk-scratch-the-golden-age-of-free-music-in-london-1966-1972

    http://www.freejazzblog.org/2016/05/beyond-jazz-plink-plonk-scratch-golden.html

    http://www.improvmusic.co.uk/

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  7. Oh, yeah, great, great book, one of those who definitely should be part of each serious library.

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  8. Thanks for the literature hints - will definately check both of them, esp. the Toop, since I'm a big fan of his writing. His book "Exotica" and "Haunted Weather" are two highlights on my bookshelf - next to George Lewis tremendous AACM book "A Power Stronger Than Itself"! :)

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  9. Thank you Vitko, great album,great rip....

    A present for Lucky (if you didn't already get them ) & thank you for upgrade of Zimmermaener album .... & all who like Steve Beresford & David Toop, Lol Coxhill & Max Eastley...
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    cheers
    Artemis

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  10. Artemis, thank you for these two albums. I did not have the opportunity to listen.

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  11. Thank you very much

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  12. What a gem! Beautiful Incus packaging and a great recording. Thanks for sharing this!

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  13. Thank you a lot, you have a legendary blog!

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