FREE PERFORMANCE: Sunday, January 25, 2009, 2:00pm

CHICAGO: Please join us for a concert by one of the most important figures in the history of improvised music and one of the most powerful drummers in jazz, Han Bennink. Hailing from Amsterdam, Bennink is the anchor of the legendary Instant Composers Pool Orchestra, which he co-founded over forty years ago with pianist Misha Mengelberg and saxophonist Willem Breuker. An uproarious, often maniacal performer known to utilize everything percussive under the sun, Bennink has worked with most of the important figures in jazz and free music, from Sonny Rollins and Eric Dolphy to Peter Brötzmann and Irene Schweizer. For this very rare solo gig, only his second in Chicago, Bennink will also present a small one-day exhibition of his collages, which have been an important part of his artistic life since the early 1960s.

(Photo, above : Andreas Terlaak)

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