For me, it’s all fly poop on white paper.
— Han Bennink, on musical notes. [Bennink doesn’t read music. He drums. And drums. And drums. Watch. ]
Tomorrow:Jazz drummer Han Bennink takes over our studio (pictured above in shaky video taken by yours truly) and drums on every object he can find.
Dutch drum maestro Han Bennink plays a drumkit made of cheese.
Bennink drums cheese 2 (by squiddity of toronto)
Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead on drummer Owen Howard’s new album: Drums are woven into the arrangements he writes, but he’s still got room to react to what the other players are doing: to amplify or challenge a mood or melody, to hold fast or move along, to shade the action or add contrast.