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Leo Cuypers, pianist and composer from southern Holland, is one of the great unsung heroes of Dutch creative music -- as a bandleader, solo pianist and member of the first incarnation of the Willem Breuker Kollektief. Heavy Days Are Here Again was a project that brought Bennink and Breuker (who made the first ICP record, New Acoustic Swing Duo together as a twosome back in the 60s) back together after a somewhat fractious split, and reunited Buypers with Breuker as well. Cuypers named the group as an ironic jab at the Ronald Regan 1980 administration's adoption of 'Happy Days Are Here Again' as their campaign music. Heavy Days showcases seven playfully lyrical iconoclastic and totally enthralling compositions by Cuypers, and is the only extant CD of Cuypers' music available. It has been meticulously remastered from the original tapes, and is presented with its original LP artwork.