Wikipedia : This day (April 17, 1942), in Zaandam, the Netherlands, is born Donald Hantopher ‘Han’ Bennink, a Dutch jazz drummer and percussionist.
Official Site : . As a hard swinger in the tradition of his hero Kenny Clarke, he accompanied touring American jazz stars, including Sonny Rollins, Ben Webster, Wes Montgomery, Johnny Griffin, Eric Dolphy and Dexter Gordon. He is heard with Gordon on the 1969 album Live at Amsterdam Paradiso (on the Affinity label) and with Dolphy on 1964s Last Date (PolyGram).
@allmusic : In the niche-oriented world of major-league jazz, it’s almost unfashionable to be so multi-faceted a player as Han Bennink. Bennink is one of the unfortunately rare musicians whose abilities and interests span the music’s entire spectrum, from Dixieland to free
@last.fm : In 1963 he formed a quartet with pianist Misha Mengelberg and saxophonist Piet Noordijk which had a number of different bassists and which played at the 1966 Newport Jazz Festival, and in 1967 he was a co-founder of the Instant Composers Pool with Mengelberg and Willem Breuker, which sponsored Dutch avant garde performances.
Video : Solo Improvisation At Bishopsgate Institute, London . Anton Goudsmit En Han Bennink Spelen Traps No. 1 (2009) . Cheltenham (2008) . w/ Trio Bbg (2006) . w/ The Ex In Ziway, Ethiopia (2004) . Live @ Ucon/Gent ( 1994 ) . w/ Steve Lacy Quintet (1984) . w/ Peter Brotzmann Trio – Hannover, Funkhaus Des Ndr (1974) .