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Instant Composers Pool (52 CD Box)

Label: Instant Composers Pool

Format: 52 CD + 2DVD Box + Book

Genre: Jazz

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**restocked, with slightly reduced price. Very last copies** A Monumental 52 CD + 2DVD + photo-book box (Every box is numbered and unique because Han Bennink himself painted each copy by hand! ) to celebrate 45 years of Instant Composers Pool - and worldwide delivery is included!
"Improvisation is like daily life... like crossing a street" - says Han Bennink. The ensemble of the Instant Composers Pool, or ICP, improvises for 45 years now on the highest level. "These guys can swing like madmen and then all of a sudden play the most sensitive ballads" according to trumpetplayer Dave Douglas.This is really an improvisational monster with ten heads! Furthermore co-founders Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink are the true "Giants of European jazz"! ICP is historical, unique and there is nothing else like it in jazz.

About the history of ICP:
In 1958, guitarist Jim Hall, in liner notes to a Jimmy Giuffre album, used the termnstant composition to describe improvising. A few years later, Misha Mengelberg, knowing nothing of this, re-coined the term, and it stuck. A quiet manifesto, those two English words countered notions that improvising was either a lesser order of music-making than composing, or an art without a memory, existing only in the moment, unmindful of form. Misha's formulation posited improvisation as formal composition's equal (if not its superior, being faster).
Yes but: Misha says he was thinking of instant coffee, stuff any serious java drinker recognized as a sham substitute. He deflates his lofty idea even as he raises it. In the mid-1960s Mengelberg became involved with the Fluxus art movement, which he found inviting because it stood for nothing, had no ideals to defend. What bound together Fluxus's conceptualists, shock artists, early minimalists, musical comics et cetera was a need for a performance format that could accommodate them all. (Hence that symbol of '60s kookiness, the multimedia Happening.) Eventually he formed a band with that kind of flexibility: the modern ICP Orchestra.
ICP co-founders Mengelberg and drummer Han Bennink have played together since 1961; before long they'd played on Eric Dolphy 1964 Last Date and in a successful Dutch quartet, until they brought in the anarchistic young reed player Willem Breuker, whose disruptive presence tore the group apart. That was OK; Han and Misha liked musical confrontations. Mengelberg had studied composition at the Hague conservatory (alongside his friend Louis Andriessen); in his 60s game piece Hello Windyboys, two wind quintets variously engage in call and response, communicate in musical code, interrupt or block each other, or seduce their rivals into cooperating. They did formally what ICP's musicians now do informally.
Bennink, Breuker and Mengelberg founded the ICP co-op in 1967. In 1974 the saxophonist left to form the Willem Breuker Kollektief, longtime flagship of Dutch improvised music. Mengelberg (and Bennink) founded the raggedy ICP Tentet (including German saxophonist Peter Brozmann, and sometimes cellist Tristan Honsinger). That band matured into something very like the present-day ICP Orchestra in the 1980s, with the addition of younger players, some of whom have been there ever since: trombonist Wolter Wierbos, saxophonists/clarinetists Michael Moore and Ab Baars, and bassist Ernst Glerum.

Details
Cat. number: ICP1275-1
Year: 2012
Notes:
Limited Edition of 1000 numbered copies. Comes with thick book, fold-out insert with credits and poster. Hand-numbered and painted by Han Bennink 2012. Recording Dates: ICP 000: Tracks 1 and 2 June 19th, 1967 at VARA Studio 5 in Hilversum, Tracks 3, 4 and 5 July 19th, 1967 at VARA Studio in Hilversum and TRack 6 August 25th, 1967 at VARA Studio, Hilversum. ICP 001: November 19th and December 10th, 1967 in Felix Meritis, Amsterdam. ICP 002: May 13th and May 14th, 1968 in Schoonoord, Zeist ICP 003: March 26th, 1969 at Dam Square, Amsterdam. ICP 004: July 30th, 1969 at Studio André van de Water in Nederhorst den Berg. ICP 005: March 3rd, 1970 at De Lanteern (Lanteren) in Rotterdam. ICP 006: May 14th 1970. ICP 007: Track 1 & 3 October 28th, 1969 at Studio André van de Water in Nederhorst den Berg. ICP 007: Track 2 January 14th, 1969 at The Radio Wereld Omroep in Hilversum. ICP 007: Track 4 May 23rd, 1970 at Studio André van de Water in Nederhorst den Berg. ICP 007: Track 5 August 28th, 1969 at Studio Cinecentrum in Hilversum. ICP 007: Track 6 March 26th, 1969 at Studio André van de Water in Nederhorst den Berg. ICP 008: Track 1 November 22nd, 1969 in Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. ICP 008: Track 2 October 27th, 1969 at Studio André van de Water in Nederhorst den Berg. ICP 008: Track 3 February 7th, 1970 at Studio André van de Water in Nederhorst den Berg. ICP 008: Track 4 March 4th, 1970 in Studio Cinetone, Duivendrecht. ICP 008: Track 5 July 6th, 1970 at Studio André van de Water in Nederhorst den Berg. ICP 008: Track 6 Hanuary 8th, 1970 at Studio André van de Water in Nederhorst den Berg. ICP 008: Track 7 March 26th, 1969 at Studio André van de Water in Nederhorst den Berg. ICP 009: January 23rd, 1971 in the Mickery Theater, Loenersloot. ICP 010: March 23rd, 1971 at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. ICP 011: 1971 and 1972 in Han Bennink's stable at the Mijndertsedijk in Loenen aan de Vecht. ICP 012: June and July 1973 in Amsterdam. ICP 013: March 16th, 1973 in de Trapkes, Breda. ICP 014: May 12th, 1974 in Quartier Latin, Berlin. ICP 015: Track 1 June 1st, 1964 in New Sound Club, Port van Cleef in Eindhoven. ICP 015: Track 2 June 6th, 1972 in Amsterdam. ICP 016: September 23rd, 24th and 29th 1974. ICP 017; February 1st, 1975 in Enschede, February 18th, 1975 and May 30th in Zoetermeer. ICP 018: December 27th, 1973 in De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, February 28th 1975 in Stadskanaal, March 26th, 1975 in Brugge, and May 30th, 1975 in Theater Frascati, Amsterdam. ICP 019: May 2nd, 1875 in Theater Frascati, Amsterdam. ICP 020: September 14th - 17th, 1977 in Open Jongeren Centrum Shiva in Uithoorn, Amsterdam & Utrecht. ICP 021: September 2nd to 5th, 1978 in Uithoorn. ICP 022: September 1st, 1979 in Castello Di Soncino, Italy. ICP 023: July 3rd, 1979 in De Kroeg in Amsterdam, November 2th, 1979, June 13th, 1990 and March 28th, 1981 in BIMHuis, Amsterdam. ICP 024: May 11th, 1982 in Shima-no-uchi Church, Osaka and May 17th, 1982 in Sankei Hall, Tokyo. ICP 025: May 11th, 1984 in Mephisto, Rotterdam, Track 4 on May 12th, 1984 in Vredenburg, Utrecht. ICP 026: Track 1 to 3 October 27th, 1986 in Vredenburg, Utrecht. ICP 026: Track 4 Ocotober 22th, 1986 in Wilhelmina, Eindhoven. ICP 026: Track 5 & 6 November 20th, 1986 in Florence, Italy ICP 026: Track 7 December 10th, 1986 in Schlemmer, The Hague. ICP 026: Track 8 to 11 & 13 May 11th, 1984 in Mephisto, Rotterdam ICP 026: Track 12 May 12th, 1984 in Vredenburg, Utrecht. ICP 027: May 4th, 1990 in the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. ICP 028: Track 1 November 12th, 1990 at Bimhuis, Amsterdam ICP 028: Track 2 & 5 November 16th, 1990 at Thelonious, Rotterdam. ICP 028: Track 3 & 6 November 22nd, 1990 at Bimhuis, Amsterdam. ICP 028: Track 4 November 13th, 1990 at Bimhuis, Amsterdam. ICP 028: Track 7 February 22nd, 1991 at Schauspielhaus, Wuppertal, Germany. ICP 028: Tracks 8 to 13 November 29th, 1986 in Florence , Italy. ICP 029: Tracks 1 to 7 November 14th, 1990 in the Bimhuis, Amsterdam. ICP 029: Track 8 November 10th, 1991 in Bussum. ICP 029: Tracks 9, 11, 16 to 18 November 21st, 1990 at BIMhuis, Amsterdam. ICP 029: Tracks 10 and 15 February 22nd, 1991 at Schauspielhaus, Wuppertal, Germany. ICP 029: Tracks 12 to 14 November 30th,1990 at IJsbreker, Amsterdam. ICP 030: Track 1 April 10th, 1994 at Theater Frascati, Amsterdam. ICP 030: Track 2 May 28th, 1994 at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague. ICP 031: Track 1 January 31st, 1997 in the Bimhuis, Amsterdam. ICP 031: Track 2 May 1st, 1992 in Theater Romein, Leeuwarden. ICP 032: October 13th, 1993 in Groningen and December 1St, 1995 in Tourcoing, France ICP 033: June 7th, 1997 in Polanen Theater, Amsterdam ICP 034: September 6th, 1999 in the Bimhuis, Amsterdam. ICP 035: Produced in 1999. ICP 036: December 2nd and 21st, 1999 at Plantage Doklaan, Amsterdam. ICP 037: Tracks 1 & 4 February 24th, 2000 in Mahogany Hall, Edam ICP 037: Tracks 2 & 3 February 17Th, 2000 at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam ICP 038: July 2000 at Plantage Doklaan, Amsterdam ICP 039: April 25th to 27th, 2001 in Nigglmühle, Allgäu. ICP 040: June 19th and 20th, 2001 in De IJsbreker, Amsterdam. ICP 041: June 5th, 2003 at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam. ICP 042: November 26th and 27th, and December 13th, 2003 at the Bimuis, Amsterdam. ICP 043: June 25th, 2005 in Plus-Etage, Baarle Nassau ICP 044A: May 9th, 2007 at Teatro Duse, Bologna at the Angelica Festival. ICP 045: February 3, 2007 in the Bimhuis, Amsterdam. ICP 046: May 8th, 2008 in the Bimhuis, Amsterdam ICP 047: November 12th, 2007 and March 11th, 2008 in Amsterdam. ICP 048: April 16th, 2009 in the Bimhuis, Amsterdam ICP 049: Tracks 1, 5, 10, 11 September 2nd and 3rd, 2009 in the Bimhuis, Amsterdam. ICP 049: Tracks 2, 4, 7, 8: September 4th, 2009 in the Bimhuis, Amsterdam ICP 049: Tracks 3, 6, 9 June 13th, 2009 at Cultureel Centrum Maasmechelen, Belgium. ICP 050: Tracks 1, 3 & 4 September 2th to 4th, 2009 at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam ICP 050: Tracks 2, 5 & 6 June 13th, 2009 at Cultureel Centrum Maasmechelen, Belgium. 29-7 listed as "2300 skidoo" on slipcover. 29-8 listed as "Terpsichore" on slipcover. 29-1,2,3,8 are duplicated on disk 30 (but disk 29 seems to come from a poor cassette source). 30-12 is an edited version of 29-4 (omitting piano solo). 30-13 is an edited version of 29-5 (omitting trombone solo). Note: ICP 017 CD 1 & 2 (aka disks 19 and 20) are listed with different running times but have the same music; these two disks reproduce ICP 017 cassette side A & B which also duplicated the music. (ICP 018 CD 1 & 2 are different.)

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