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Instant Composers Pool - 2012 - Instant Composers Pool

Instant Composers Pool
2012
Instant Composers Pool







ICP 000
ICP Orchestra
1967
Recordings from 1967



0101. Die Berge Schützen Die Heimat 9:06
0102. Jump Italiano 5:43
0103. Adebar Der Geheimnisvolle 8:18
0104. Piano Distance I 5:27
0105. Before Og 15 Kir 9:56
0106. September Song 13:12


ICP 001 
Han Bennink / Willem Breuker 
1967
New Acoustic Swing Duo


0201. Music For John Tchicai 7:45
0202. Felix Meritis And B.V. 4:35
0203. I.C.P. 1 For Maarten Derksen 1:40
0204. Singing The Impalpable Blues 3:15
0205. Mr M.A. De R. In A. 3:20
0206. Gamut 21:16


ICP 002 
Han Bennink / Misha Mengelberg / John Tchicai 
1968
Instant Composers Pool



0301. Amagabowl Part 1 No A B C D E 10:20
0302. Amagabowl Part 2 No F G H I J 13:07
0303. Sweet Smells 10:39
0304. Vietcong 14:32


ICP 003 
Willem Breuker 
1969
Lunchconcert For Three Barrelorgans



0401. Intermezzo Between Nothing 1:10
0402. Prelude I 0:50
0403. Prelude II 2:30
0404. Block Chorus 5:50
0405. In Memory Of John Coltrane 5:08
0406. Continuous C Sharp 6:57
0407. Talking 4:50
0408. Before Og 15 Kir II 3:20
0409. Psalm 1964 2:58
0410. Cross 0:17
0411 . Piece For Two Barrelorgans 1:27
0412. Piece For Three Barrelorgans 3:10
0413. Postlude For Three Barrelorgans 1:04


ICP 004 
Derek Bailey / Han Bennink
1969
Derek Bailey / Han Bennink



0501. An Old Woman Is Shelling Beans Inside Her Privy Parts. It Sounds "Like The Deep Croaking Of A Frog" 14:40
0502. Suki 2:35
0503. Gachi = Long Tin African Trumpet 1:35
0504. Kst, Kst 1:30
0505. Good Morning, Derek I 10:45
0506. Chonkichonki 5:20
0507. Tsk, Tsk 2:30


ICP 005 
Misha Mengelberg, John Tchicai, Han Bennink, Derek Bailey 
1970
Fragments



0601. Fragment A 0:52
0602. Fragment B 8:43
0603. Fragment C 4:28
0604. Fragment D 1:12
0605. Fragment E 3:24
0606. Fragment F 3:43
0607. Fragment G 10:00
0608. Fragment H 5:07
0609. Fragment I 0:36
0610. Fragment J 0:57


ICP 006 
Misha Mengelberg, Peter Brötzmann, Evan Parker, Peter Bennink, Paul Rutherford, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink
1970
Groupcomposing



0701 Groupcomposing, Part 1 18:52
0702. Groupcomposing, Part 2 23:48


ICP 007 
Various
1970
Instant Composers Pool




0801. Grüsse Aus Berchtesgarden 2:09
0802. Serendipity 6:21
0803. François Le Marin 4:17
0804. Nineteen Voices 4:10
0805. Introduction And First Entrance Of The Horsemen 5:45
0806. Song Of The Lusitanian Bully II 24:50


ICP 008 
Various 
1970
Instant Composers Pool



0901. Lass Mich Nicht Weinen IV 20:40
0902. Touches 3:30
0903. Fascinating Appie 2:48
0904. Title Song From The Movie "De Snelheid: 40-70" 4:25
0905. Gib Mir Noch Ein Spiegelei Mit Schinken 1:15
0906. Tussen De Dijen Van 'N Mokkel 4:05
0907. Five Songs From The Lusitanian Bully 6:50


ICP 009 
Willem Breuker 
1971
The Message




1001. Ouverture 6:33
1002. Suffering 7:27
1003. Suicide Song 6:13
1004. Collision Stomp 5:15
1005. Thanksgiving Aria 6:00
1006. Trauermusik 10:34
1007. Telephone Song 1:11
1008.  Ominous 2:36
1009. Final 5:08


ICP 010
Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg
1972
Instant Composers Pool 010




1101 . And The Great Spotted Woodpecker? Tsjik, Tsjik, Tsjik Or Kik And A Very Fast Roll  19:33
1102 . Where Is The Police? 19:53


ICP 011 
Han Bennink
1972
Solo



1201. Kit 1 2:39
1202. Vlo Vlo Vlo Vlo Gaga 0:50
1203. Fiddleelddif 13:02
1204. Spooky Drums 0:38
1205. Nerve Beats 2:18
1206. Kit 2 1:20
1207. Soft Trumpet 1:08
1208. Listen The Birds 5:16
1209. Kit 3 4:04
1210. Khène + Voice 4:55
1211 . Spooky Drums B 0:50
1212. Bumble-Rumble 1:33
1213. Lick 0:53
1214. Kit 4 2:57


ICP 012 
Maarten van Regteren Altena 
1973
Handicaps



1301. Handicaps 1 17:35
1302. Marja's Dream 1:35
1303. Strabasky 2:47
1304. Woody Woodpecker 3:08
1305. Basta 1:41
1306. Dog's Delight 1:17
1307. Handicaps II 8:50
1308. The Elephant 1:20


ICP 013 
Misha Mengelberg - Han Bennink 
1973
Een Mirakelse Tocht Door Het Scharrebroekse 



1401. Een Mirakelse Tocht 1 (A) 7:34
1402. Een Mirakelse Tocht 1 (B) 7:35
1403. Een Mirakelse Tocht 2 (A) 7:37
1404. Een Mirakelse Tocht 2 (B) 7:23
1405. Een Mirakelse Tocht 3 (A) 7:19
1406. Een Mirakelse Tocht 3 (B) 7:09

1501. Een Mirakelse Tocht 4 (A) 7:34
1502. Een Mirakelse Tocht 4 (B) 7:36
1503. Een Mirakelse Tocht 5 (A) 7:33
1504. Een Mirakelse Tocht 5 (B) 7:36
1505. Een Mirakelse Tocht 6 (A) 7:36
1506. Een Mirakelse Tocht 6 (B) 7:32


ICP 014 
Misha Mengelberg / Han Bennink 
1974
Einepartietischtennis




1601. Eine Flasche Für Die Lola 19:28
1602. Einepartietischtennis 12:08
1603. Vögeln 10:20


ICP 015 
Eric Dolphy / Misha Mengelberg / Jacques Schols / Han Bennink
1974
Playing: Epistrophy, June 1, 1964 In Eindhoven, Holland



1701. Epistrophy 17:52
1702. Instant Composition 5/VI/'72 2:00


ICP 016 
Steve Lacy / Michel Waisvisz / Han Bennink / Maarten van Regteren Altena 
1975
Lumps



1801. The New Duck 3:30
1802. Torments 10:30
1803. Lumps 6:30
1804. Snip 10:00
1805. Chops 11:00


ICP 017
Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg 
1975 
Coincidents



1901. Coincidents A 40:41

2001. Coincidents B 40:40


ICP 018 
Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg 
1975
Coincidents




2101. Coincidents II A 13:51
2102. Coincidents II A 5:15
2102. Coincidents II A 8:02
2103. Coincidents II A 9:40

2201. Coincidents II B 4:17
2202. Coincidents II B 22:26
2203. Coincidents II B 18:28


ICP 019 
Maarten Van Regteren Altena
1976
Tuning The Bass



2301. Tuning The Bass 2:30
2302. Spaghetti 3:12
2303. The Grater 1:15
2304. Tuning 0:18
2305. Derek, Wilbur And The Blues 8:12
2306. Smoking The Cigar 5:56
2307. Tuning 0:23
2308. Ricordato 2:47
2309. Martinez 3:07
2310. CDL 2:13
2311 . Handicaps III 6:15
2312. Macanudo 1:31
2313. The Elephant II 2:28


ICP 020
ICP Tentet
1977
Tetterettet



2401. Tetterettet V + VI 4:53
2402. Tetterettet IX 4:36
2403. Tetterettet XII 1:03
2404. Tetterettet XIV 7:24
2405. Tetterettet XV 6:41
2406. Alexander's Marschbefehl 7:10
2407. Rumboon 3:34
2408. Kwik Kwek Kwak 3:17
2409. Valse Trouvée 2:31
2410. Ludwig's Blue Note 4:51
2411. Dank 1:17


ICP 021
Dudu Pukwana, Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg
1979
Yi Yole




2501. Yi Yole 9:10
2502. The King Of Weasle Is Called Easle 10:38
2503. Silopobock 18:26


ICP 022
ICP Orchestra
1979
Live Soncino



2601. Flute 7:52
2602. Brozziman 5:30
2603. Islay Malt Jetterburg 5:31
2604. Peer's Country Song 6:47
2605. Interplay 12:06
2606. Where Is The Police? 3:50
2607. Bean 4:55


ICP 023
Misha Mengelberg / Han Bennink
1981
Bennink Mengelberg



27-1 Kroeg A 4:42
27-2 Kroeg B 9:47
27-3 Bim A 7:50
27-4 Bim B 11:04
27-5 Islay Malt Jitterbug 3:06
27-6 Bim C 7:14


ICP 024
Misha Mengelberg & ICP Orchestra
1982
Japan Japon




2801. Salute To Fujisawa Shukoh 2:45
2802. Kwela 17:39
2803. Hap 3:24
2804. Boodshappen 7:00
2805. Briefkaart 3:43
2806. Maurits 1:39
2807. Habanera 6:19
2808. Carnaval 3:35
2809. Japan Japon 7:11
2810. Zing Zang Zaterdag 3:08
2811. Brozziman 11:37
2812. Caravan 7:05


ICP 025
ICP Orchestra
1984
Extension Red, White & Blue



2901. Houseparty Starting 7:44
2902. Change Of Season 4:58
2903. Spinning Song 4:36
2904. Hangover Triangle 6:21
2905. Step Tempest 5:28
2906. 12 Bars 4:58
2907. 2300 Skidoo 5:00
2908. Terpsichore 7:20


ICP 026
ICP Orchestra
1986
Two Programs: The Icp Orchestra Performs Nichols - Monk



3001. Four In One 4:26
3002. Epistrophy 4:04
3003. Round Midnight 5:11
3004. Hornin' In 3:23
3005. 52+ 6:27
3006. Mysterioso 7:29
3007. Criss Cross 4:59
3008. Houseparty Starting 7:49
3009. Change Of Season 5:01
3010. 2300 Skidoo 7:01
3011. Spinning Song 4:38
3012. Hangover Triangle 5:58
3013. Step Tempest 4:42


ICP 027 (Not Included)
Han Bennink
1990
Solo 1990

3101 DVD Untitled


ICP 028
ICP Orchestra
1990
Bospaadje Konijnehol I



3201. Bospaadje Konijnehol 1 1:55
3202. Mooche Mix 11:10
3203. Moodmixes Indigo 7:19
3204. Mixed Caravan 5:07
3205. Happy Go Lucky Local Mix 4:46
3206. Mix Solitude 4:13
3207. It Don't Mix 5:26
3208. Zitten En Liggen 4:42
3209. De Poezenkant 4:40
3210. Het Kraken 6:28
3211. Vondsten In Het Binnenwerk 4:30
3212. Een Gewelfde Rugleuning 0:34
3213. Kale Plekken 5:51


ICP 029
ICP Orchestra
1991
Bospaadje Konijnehol II




3301. Kneushoorn 2:58
3302. Kachel 3:13
3303. Ktoel 2:31
3304. Kafel 3:36
3305. Kehang 4:03
3306. Kroket 5:00
3307. Kwela P'Kwana 5:27
3308. Kraaloog 7:06
3309. Worp En Wederworp 6:06
3310. Vergezel De Steen Omhoog 2:52
3311. Groei Kommer Dfafjes Uur 5:03
3312. De Bol Een Waaier 4:07
3313. Zing Zang Zaterdag 1:30
3314. Vieze En Lekkere Lucht 2:28
3315. Rollo 5 2:43
3316. Back To Lippiza 3:38
3317. Kasten En Boeken 3:11
3318. Bospaadje Konijnehol 2 1:46


ICP 030
Misha Mengelberg
1994
Mix




3401. Mix Azure 34:37
3402. Mix Canary 34:37


ICP 031
Misha Mengelberg & Han Bennink
1997
The Instant Composers Pool 30 Years



3501. Amsterdam 33:34
3502. Leeuwarden 32:54


ICP 032
Wolter Wierbos
1995
X Caliber




3601. A Demonstration 22:10
3602. Of Extreme 10:22
3603. Trombone Techniques 30:34


ICP 033
Tobias Delius Quartet
1999
The Heron



3701. Socks, Lamps, Beauja 10:59
3702. P Chats 4:41
3703. Plonk, Couples, Kintopp Continued 8:54
3704. The Heron 4:59
3705. F's & T's, New 1 7:02
3706. Kafka 1, Kintopp 7:06
3707. Kitchen Sink, Fusspot 10:02


ICP 034
Tobias Delius Quartet
2000
Toby's Mloby



3801. Brrrrt / Toby's Mloby 3 / TWR 8:09
3802. Wink No. 50 / Toby's Mloby 2 / Wink No. 50 5:03
3803. Salmon + Bear Suite 10:50
3804. Television 2:09
3805. Shrinkage / ¿Whither? 3:38
3806. Toby's Mloby 1 / Wireless / Antonelli's Night Out 7:42
3807. Faultier 1:58
3808. Dut 2:59
3809. Beehive 10:43
3810. Toby's Mloby 4 & 5 2:07
3811. Schijf / Romy 5:03


ICP 035 (Not Included)
Han Bennink
2000
Solo

3901. DVD Untitled


ICP 036
Tristan Honsinger
2000
A Camel's Kiss



4001. Squitty Geshee 1:58
4002. Stopera 11:42
4003. Mary Contrairy 3:00
4004. Go East 5:03
4005. A Camel's Kiss 8:48
4006. Waves 1:20
4007. From Time To Time Suite 7:33
4008. Restless In Pieces 12:45


ICP 037
Steve Beresford & Han Bennink
2002
B + B




4101. Teas Not Made 19:51
4102. Billow Your Pillow 2:54
4103. Crumbs In Bed 22:19
4104. Hagelslag 4:06


ICP 038
Mary Oliver
2001
Witchfiddle



4201- A Viola 2:47
4202. B Violin 3:24
4203. C Violin 3:23
4204. D Viola 4:00
4205. E Hardangerfiddle 6:56
4206. F Viola 2:01
4207. G Violin 0:50
4208. H Viola 4:35
4209. I Viola 3:52
4210. J Violin 5:21
4211. K Viola 2:31


ICP 039
Tobias Delius 4 Tet
2001
Pelikanismus



4301. Gestreken Eend 3:35
4302. Belly Can 1:34
4303. Samt 3:28
4304. Kopf 4:59
4305. Gras 4:06
4306. Mücke 4:05
4307. Die Like A Duck 1:40
4308. Back Horse - Chives 17:10
4309. Niggl 4:59
4310. Plush Fabrication 2:18
4311. Ringelnatter 2:22
4312. Lene 6:24
4313. Reciprocal 4:46


ICP 040
ICP Orchestra
2001
Oh, My Dog



4401. Write Down Exactly 4:13
4402. A Close Encounter With Charles's Country Band 5:02
4403. Precise Dimensions And Weight 516
4404. A La Russe 2:16
4405. Travel Agent 9:00
4406. Ham On Air 2:58
4407. Hand And Checked Luggage 3:24
4408. Oh My Deer! 3:02
4409. Wild Turkey 3:21
4410. Out Back/Chickadee 1:10
4411. Sparkling 2:44
4412. Oh My Dog! 3:33
4413. Happy Dreams 15:26


ICP 041
Mary Oliver / Thomas Lehn / Han Bennink
2004
Pica Pica



4501. Sheow 1 12:41
4502. Sheow 2 7:34


ICP 042
ICP Orchestra
2004
Aan & Uit



4601. Aan & Uit 0:21
4602. De Sprong, O Romantiek Der Hazen 5:21
4603. Picnic: A Beautiful Day 3:50
4604. Let's Go To The River 1:24
4605. And Have A Picnic 3:04
4606. Play Some Badminton 2:39
4607. Let's Go Home Before 5:24
4608. The Sparrows Start Waving Their Pyjamas 6:45
4609. Tijd Voor De Quadrille 1:50
4610. Barbaric 4:26
4611. Back To Lippiza 3:06
4612. Vaetvient 5:23
4613. Ever Never 3:52
4614. Waar Bleef Je? 3:32
4615. Tuinhek 5:42
4616. Opa 3:31
4617. Let's Climb A Hill 8:54
4618. Aan & Uit 0:19


ICP 043
ICP Orchestra
2006
Weer Is Een Dag Voorbij



4701. Perdido 12:20
4702. Mistimar 8:03
4703. Criss Cross 6:33
4704. Abtomi 6:05
4705. Rumboon 7:45
4706. Peer's Counting Song 4:19
4707. Zombie Zua 8:09
4708. Weer Is Een Dag Voorbij 3:38


ICP 044a
Asko Ensemble And The Instant Composers Pool
2009
Live At Angelica Festival, Bologna, May 9th 2007


4801 De Hondenmepper 6:04
4802 Zeekip Ahoy 7:50
4803 Complex 8/WAM 10:40
4804 Met Welbeleefde Groet Van De Kameel 21:05
4805 Kraaloog 8:30
4806 De Sprong, O Romantiek Der Hazen 4:43


ICP 045
Alessandra Patrucco / Tristan Honsinger / Misha Mengelberg / Ab Baars / Han Bennink
2006
Circus


4901. Purple 2:53
4902. Super Market / Su Su Ven A Nan 9:36
4903. Blue Fish 5:48
4904. Breathing White 3:44
4905. Echo 4:19
4906. Spinazie / Trata Birata 2:51
4907. Desiderio 5:48
4908. Toddling 6:03
4909. In The Middle Of Nowhere 5:35


ICP 046
ICP Orchestra
2009
Live At The Bimhuis


5001. Jackying 8:21
5002. Met 5:28
5003. Op Naar De Mooche 7:22
5004. Jaloers? Ik? 6:57
5005. Rollo 2 0:41
5006. Op Naar Aan/uit 5:05
5007. Reef 1:43
5008. Misha, Pass The Donkey 6:43
5009. Change Of Season 4:59


ICP  047
Oliver & Heggen
2008
Oh, Ho!



5101. Apneu 2:06
5102. Douchegordijn 5:19
5103. Vishnu Stockings 7:00
5104. Once Upon 2:17
5105. Basbil 4:28
5106. Perla Oscura, Perla Clara 7:14
5107. Motorboot 6:32
5108. Maybe 2:58
5109. Sisi 2:30
5110. Matti's Song 3:27
5111. As They Step Into The Same Rivers 12:32


ICP 048
Tobias Delius 4 Tet
2010
Luftlucht


5201. Grey / Counter Meal / Mouse March / Bird Brain 11:52
5202. ¿Yellow? / Malvasia 7:10
5203. Poeing 4:45
5204. Cistern 4:20
5205. Friar / I Love You When You're Modest / Lullo's Page / Celsius 8:34
5206. Kit 5:06
5207. Befana 3:37
5208. Guest Room / Luftlucht 5:46


ICP 049
ICP Orchestra
2009
ICP Orchestra



5301. Niet Zus, Maar Zo 2:26
5302. Wakeup Call 4:36
5303. Sumptious 8:47
5304. Hamami 2:59
5305. Busy Beaver 5:43
5306. Mitrab 4:19
5307. The Lepaerd 5:27
5308. Het Zoemen 4:36
5309. Erma 2:17
5310. No Idea 7:00
5311. Sonnet In Search Of A Moor 4:59


ICP 050
ICP!
2010
ICP! 50



5401. Where Is The Police 3:39
5402. Arc-Eo 9:37
5403. Happy Go Lucky / Local 6:52
5404. Moeder Alle Oorlogen 4:42
5405. Barbaric 5:01
5406. 'Round About Midnight 7:12


Accordion – Arjen Gorter (tracks: 1-3 to 1-6), Leo Borgart (tracks: 8-2)
Alto Saxophone – Ab van der Molen (tracks: 9-7), Baldo Maestri (tracks: 26-1 to 26-7), Dudu Pukwana (tracks: 25-1 to 25-3), Eugenio Colombo (tracks: 26-1 to 26-7), Gianluigi Trovesi (tracks: 26-1 to 26-7), Gilius V. Bergeiyk (tracks: 24-1 to 24-11), John Tchicai (tracks: 3-1 to 3-4, 6-1 to 6-10, 9-4, 24-1 to 24-11), Keshavan Maslak (tracks: 28-1 to 28-12), Michael Moore (4) (tracks: 28-1 to 28-12, 29-1 to 29-8, 30-1 to 30-13, 46-1 to 46-18, 47-1 to 47-8, 48-1 to 48-6, 50-1 to 50-9, 53-1 to 53-11), Paul Termos (tracks: 29-1 to 29-8, 30-1 to 30-7), Peter Bennink (tracks: 7-1, 7-2, 8-1 to 8-3, 9-7, 10-1 to 10-9, 24-1 to 24-11), Peter Brötzmann (tracks: 7-1, 7-2, 24-1 to 24-11, 28-1 to 28-12), Sean Bergin (tracks: 29-1 to 29-8, 30-1 to 30-7), Willem Breuker (tracks: 2-1 to 2-6, 9-7)
Arranged By – Ab Baars (tracks: 47-1, 53-5, 53-11), Michael Moore (4) (tracks: 48-3, 53-10, 54-5), Misha Mengelberg (tracks: 28-12, 29-1 to 29-8, 30-1 to 30-13, 32-2 to 32-7, 48-6, 50.1, 50.9, 54-3, 54-6)
Bagpipes – Peter Bennink (tracks: 7-1, 7-2, 8-6, 9-6)
Baritone Saxophone – Peter Brötzmann (tracks: 7-1, 7-2, 24-1 to 24-11, 28-1 to 28-12)
Barrel Organ [Miniature] – Willem Breuker (tracks: 9-6)
Bass Clarinet – Gianluigi Trovesi (tracks: 26-1 to 26-7), Han Bennink (tracks: 24-1 to 24-11), Theo Loevendie (tracks: 1-1, 1-2), Willem Breuker (tracks: 1-1 to 1-6, 2-1 to 2-6, 8-2, 8-5, 9-1, 9-4, 9-5, 9-7)
Cello – Ernst Reijseger (tracks: 29-1 to 29-8, 30-1 to 30-13, 32-1 to 32-13, 33-1 to 33-7, 33-9 to 33-18, 46-1 to 46-18), Tristan Honsinger (tracks: 24-1 to 24-11, 33-8, 37-1 to 37-7, 38-1 to 38-11, 40-1 to 40-8, 43-1 to 43-13, 44-1 to 44-13, 47-1 to 47-8, 48-1 to 48-6, 49.2, 49-3, 49-5, 49-7 to 49-9, 50-1 to 50-9, 52-1 to 52-8, 53-1 to 53-11, 54-1 to 54-6)
Clarinet – Ab Baars (tracks: 30-8 to 30-13, 44-1 to 44-13, 46-1 to 46-18, 47-1 to 47-8, 48-1 to 48-6, 49-2 to 49-5, 49-7, 49-9, 50-1 to 50-9), Ab van der Molen (tracks: 9-7), Eric Dolphy (tracks: 17-1), Han Bennink (tracks: 19-1, 20-1, 21-1 to 21-4, 22-1 to 22-3, 25-1 to 25-3), Michael Moore (4) (tracks: 28-1 to 28-12, 29-1 to 29-8, 30-8 to 30-13, 44-1 to 44-13, 46-1 to 46-18, 47-1 to 47-8, 48-1 to 48-6, 50-1 to 50-9, 53-1 to 53-11), Tobias Delius (tracks: 43-1 to 43-13, 47-1 to 47-8, 50-1 to 50-9)
Clarinet [B-Flat] – Willem Breuker (tracks: 8-5)
Clarinet [Eb] – Willem Breuker (tracks: 1-1, 1-2, 2-1 to 2-6, 8-1, 8-3, 10-1 to 10-9)
Conch [Conch Trumpet] – Han Bennink (tracks: 5-1 to 5-7)
Contrabass Clarinet – Anthony Braxton (tracks: 9-5)
Cornet, Flugelhorn – Manfred Schoof (tracks: 1-1, 1-2)
Cymbal – Han Bennink (tracks: 16-1 to 16-3)
Double Bass – Alan Silva (tracks: 24-1 to 24-11), Antonio Borghini (tracks: 48-1 to 48-6), Arjen Gorter (tracks: 1-3 to 1-5, 9-1), Ernst Glerum (tracks: 32-1 to 32-7, 44-1 to 44-13, 46-1 to 46-18, 47-1 to 47-8, 48-1 to 48-6, 50-1 to 50-9, 53-1 to 53-11, 54-1 to 54-6), Jacques Scholz* (tracks: 17-1), Joe Williamson (tracks: 37-1 to 37-7, 38-1 to 38-11, 43-1 to 43-13, 52-1 to 52-8), Maarten van Regteren Altena* (tracks: 1-1 to 1-6, 9-3, 10-1 to 10-9, 13-1 to 13-8, 18-1 to 18-5, 23-1 to 23-13), Roberto Bonati (tracks: 48-1 to 48-6), Rozemarie Heggen (tracks: 51-1 to 51-11)
Drums – Han Bennink (tracks: 1-1 to 1-6, 2-1 to 2-6, 3-1 to 3-4, 6-1 to 6-10, 8-1 to 8-3, 8-5, 11-1, 11-2, 12 1 to 12-14, 14-1 to 14-6, 15-1 to 15-6, 16-1 to 16-3, 24-1 to 24-11, 18-1 to 18-5, 19-1, 20-1, 21-1 to 21-4, 22-1 to 22-3, 25-1 to 25-3, 27-1 to 27-6, 28-1 to 28-12, 30-1 to 30-13, 31-1, 35-1, 35-2, 37-1 to 37-7, 38-1 to 38-11, 41-1 to 41-4, 43-1 to 43-13, 44-1 to 44-13, 45-1, 45-2, 46-1 to 46-18, 47-1 to 47-8, 48-1 to 48-6, 49-1 to 49-3, 49-5, 49-9, 50-1 to 50-9, 52-1 to 52-8, 53-1 to 53-11, 54-1 to 54-6)
Electronics – Steve Beresford (tracks: 41-1 to 41-4)
Electronics [Crackle Box] – Michel Waisvisz (tracks: 24-1 to 24-11)
Flute – Ab Baars (tracks: 49-2 to 49-5, 49-7, 49-9), Eugenio Colombo (tracks: 26-1 to 26-7), Rien de Reede (tracks: 9-3), Willem Breuker (tracks: 9-6)
Glockenspiel – Rob du Bois (tracks: 8-1)
Guitar – Derek Bailey (tracks: 5-1 to 5-7, 6-1 to 6-10, 7-1, 7-2), Wim Overgaauw (tracks: 9-3)
Instruments [Toy] – Misha Mengelberg (tracks: 1-3 to 1-6)
Khene – Han Bennink (tracks: 11-1, 11-2, 12-1 to 12-14)
Mandolin – Tonny Pels-Waarlé* (tracks: 8-2)
Oboe – Gilius van Bergeijk (tracks: 1-1, 1-2, 24-1 to 24-11), Han Bennink (tracks: 5-1 to 5-7)
Orchestra – Mandolin Orkest 'Caecilla' O.S.V* (tracks: 8-4)
Organ – Rob du Bois (tracks: 8-1, 8-6, 9-1, 9-6)
Percussion – Han Bennink (tracks: 9-1 to 9-3, 9-6, 12 1 to 12-14, 26-1 to 26-7, 27-1 to 27-6, 29-1 to 29-8, 31-1, 32-1 to 32-8, 32-11, 32-13, 33-1, 33-4, 33-5, 33-7, 33-8, 33-10 to 33-18), Peter Bennink (tracks: 9-6), Steve McCall (tracks: 9-5)
Percussion [Bass Drum, Small & Large Tom Toms, Street Parade Drum, Snare Drum, Tabla, Banya, Vibrapan, Homemade Rattles, Cow & Temple Bells, Chinese 7inch Giant Cymbals, Scraper, Chinese Temple Blocks, Hi-hat, Iron And Wooden Sticks] – Han Bennink (tracks: 2-1 to 2-6)
Percussion [Dhung, Rkangling, Log Drums, Vibra-pan, Dhung-dkar, Oe-oe, Elong] – Han Bennink (tracks: 11-1, 11-2 )
Percussion [Homemade Junk, Vibra Pan, Rolmo, Bird Calls + Decoys] – Han Bennink (tracks: 18-1 to 18-5)
Percussion [Logs] – Han Bennink (tracks: 16-1 to 16-3)
Percussion [Wailophone + Hanrinet(te)] – Han Bennink (tracks: 18-2)
Performer [Bassoon] – Remko Edelaar (tracks: 48-1 to 48-6)
Performer [Cello] – Örs Köszeghy (tracks: 48-1 to 48-6)
Performer [Clarinet, Saxophone] – David Kweksiber* (tracks: 48-1 to 48-6)
Performer [Double-Bass] – Peter Rikkers (tracks: 48-1 to 48-6)
Performer [Flute, Piccolo, Ocarina] – Jeannette Landré (tracks: 48-1 to 48-6)
Performer [Hanrinet(te), Birds Decoys, Vibrapan] – Han Bennink (tracks: 16-1 to 16-3)
Performer [Horn] – Jan Harshagen (tracks: 48-1 to 48-6)
Performer [Oboe] – Marieke Schut (tracks: 48-1 to 48-6)
Performer [Percussion] – Niels Meliefste (tracks: 48-1 to 48-6)
Performer [Piano] – Gerard Bouwhuis (tracks: 48-1 to 48-6)
Performer [Trombone] – Toon van Ulsen (tracks: 48-1 to 48-6)
Performer [Trumpet] – Hendrik Jan Lindhout (tracks: 48-1 to 48-6)
Performer [Viola] – Martina Forni (tracks: 48-1 to 48-6)
Performer [Violin] – Heleen Hulst (tracks: 48-1 to 48-6), Jan Erik van Regteren Altena (tracks: 48-1 to 48-6)
Piano – Misha Mengelberg (tracks: 1-1, 1-2, 3-1 to 3-4, 6-1 to 6-10, 7-1, 7-2, 8-2, 11-1, 11-2, 14-1 to 14-6, 15-1 to 15-6, 16-1 to 16-3, 17-1, 17-2, 19-1, 20-1, 21-1 to 21-4, 22-1 to 22-3, 24-1 to 24-11, 25-1 to 25-3, 26-1 to 26-7, 27-1 to 27-6, 28-1 to 28-12, 29-1 to 29-8, 30-1 to 30-13, 32-1 to 32-5, 32-7, 32-8, 32-10, 32-11, 32-13, 33-5, 33-7, 33-8, 33-11 to 33-18, 34-1, 34-2, 35-1, 35-2, 44-1 to 44-13, 46-1 to 46-18, 47-1 to 47-8, 48-1 to 48-6, 49-2, 49-6, 49-8, 49-9, 50-1 to 50-9, 53-1 to 53-11, 54-1 to 54-6), Rob du Bois (tracks: 8-3, 8-5, 9-1 to 9-3, 9-6, 9-7), Steve Beresford (tracks: 41-1 to 41-4)
Piano [Kaffir Piano] – Han Bennink (tracks: 11-1, 11-2)
Piccolo Flute – Ank Sillem (tracks: 8-2)
Reeds – Ab Baars (tracks: 32-1 to 32-7, 32-9 to 32-11, 32-13, 33-1 to 33-18, 54-1 to 54-6), Michael Moore (4) (tracks: 32-1 to 32-13, 33-1 to 33-18, 54-1 to 54-6), Tobias Delius (tracks: 54-1 to 54-6)
Saw – Han Bennink (tracks: 16-1 to 16-3)
Soprano Saxophone – Ab Baars (tracks: 30-8 to 30-13), Baldo Maestri (tracks: 26-1 to 26-7), Gianluigi Trovesi (tracks: 26-1 to 26-7), Han Bennink (tracks: 27-1 to 27-6, 31-1), Peter Bennink (tracks: 10-1 to 10-9), Renato Geremia (tracks: 26-1 to 26-7), Steve Lacy (tracks: 18-1 to 18-5, 29-1 to 29-8, 30-1 to 30-7), Theo Loevendie (tracks: 1-1, 1-2)
Steel Drums – Henry Ronde* (tracks: 1-3 to 1-6)
Synthesizer – Michel Waisvisz (tracks: 18-1 to 18-5), Thomas Lehn (tracks: 45-1, 45-2)
Synthesizer [Putney] – Misha Mengelberg (tracks: 11-1, 11-2)
Tenor Saxophone – Ab Baars (tracks: 30-81 to 30-13, 44-1 to 44-13, 46-1 to 46-18, 47-1 to 47-8, 48-1 to 48-6, 49-2 to 49-5, 49-7, 49-9, 50-1 to 50-9, 53-1 to 53-11), Evan Parker (tracks: 7-1, 7-2), Keshavan Maslak (tracks: 28-1 to 28-12), Peter Bennink (tracks: 8-1, 8-2), Peter Brötzmann (tracks: 7-1, 7-2, 24-1 to 24-11, 28-1 to 28-12), Renato Geremia (tracks: 26-1 to 26-7), Sean Bergin (tracks: 29-1 to 29-8), Tobias Delius (tracks: 37-1 to 37-7, 38-1 to 38-1, 43-1 to 43-13, 46-1 to 46-18, 47-1 to 47-8, 48-1 to 48-6, 50-1 to 50-9, 52-1 to 52-8, 53-1 to 53-11), Willem Breuker (tracks: 2-1 to 2-6, 9-1, 10-1 to 10-9)
Toy [Toys] – Steve Beresford (tracks: 41-1 to 41-4)
Trombone – Bert Koppelaar (tracks: 8-2, 24-1 to 24-11), Garret List* (tracks: 29-1 to 29-8, 30-1 to 30-7), George Lewis (tracks: 30-5 to 30-6, 32-8, 32-11, 32-13), Giancarlo Schiaffini (tracks: 26-1 to 26-7), Han Bennink (tracks: 25-1 to 25-3, 27-1 to 27-6), Joep Maessen (tracks: 28-1 to 28-12), Paul Rutherford (2) (tracks: 7-1, 7-2), Willem van Manen (tracks: 8-1, 8-3, 8-5, 8-6, 9-2, 9-7, 10-1 to 10-9), Wolter Wierbos (tracks: 28-1 to 28-12, 29-1 to 29-8, 30-1 to 30-13, 32-1 to 32-7, 32-9 to 32-11, 32-13, 33-1 to 33-18, 36-1 to 36-3, 44-1 to 44-13, 46-1 to 46-18, 48-1 to 48-6, 50-1 to 50-9, 53-1 to 53-11, 54-1 to 54-6)
Trombone [Prepared], Kazoo, Tape [Recording Of Brazilian Jungle], Performer [Dhung, Rkangling, Oe-oe, A Fiddle-like Instrument, Mokugyo, Rolmo, Silnyen, Etc.] – Han Bennink (tracks: 12 1 to 12-14)
Trumpet – Enrico Rava (tracks: 26-1 to 26-7), Evert Hekkema (tracks: 32-2 to 32-7, 33-1, 33-3 to 33-5, 33-15, 33-16), Gerard van der Vlist (tracks: 8-1, 8-3, 9-2), Han Bennink (tracks: 14-1 to 14-6, 15-1 to 15-6), Manfred Schoof (tracks: 1-6), Thomas Heberer (tracks: 44-1 to 44-13, 46-1 to 46-18, 47-1 to 47-8, 48-1 to 48-6, 50-1 to 50-9, 53-1 to 53-11, 54-1 to 54-6), Toon de Gouw (tracks: 29-1 to 29-8, 30-1 to 30-7), Toshinori Kondo (tracks: 28-1 to 28-12)
Trumpet [Soft Trumpet] – Han Bennink (tracks: 12 1 to 12-14, 16-1 to 16-3)
Tuba – Larry Fishkind (tracks: 26-1 to 26-7, 28-1 to 28-12, 29-1 to 29-8, 30-1 to 30-7)
Vibraphone – Gunter Hampel (tracks: 9-5)
Viola – Hasso van der Westen (tracks: 1-3 to 1-6), Lodewijk de Boer (tracks: 1-3 to 1-6), Mary Oliver (tracks: 42-1 to 42-11, 44-1 to 44-13, 45-1, 45-2, 46-1 to 46-18, 48-1 to 48-6, 50-1 to 50-9, 51-1 to 51-11, 53-1 to 53-11, 54-1 to 54-6), Maurice Horsthuis (tracks: 28-1 to 28-12, 29-1 to 29-8, 30-1 to 30-13, 32-8 to 32-13)
Violin – Ab van der Molen (tracks: 9-3), Maartje ten Hoorn (tracks: 32-3, 32-6, 32-7, 33-8 to 33-15, 33-17), Mary Oliver (tracks: 42-1 to 42-11, 44-1 to 44-13, 45-1, 45-2, 46-1 to 46-18, 47-1 to 47-8, 48-1 to 48-6, 50-1 to 50-9, 51-1 to 51-11, 53-1 to 53-11, 54-1 to 54-6), Renato Geremia (tracks: 26-1 to 26-7)
Vocals – Jeanne Lee (tracks: 9-5), Misha Mengelberg (tracks: 19-1, 20-1, 21-1 to 21-4, 22-1 to 22-3, 28-1 to 28-12, 49-2, 49-6, 49-8, 49-9)
Voice – Alessandra Patrucco (tracks: 49-1 to 49-9), Han Bennink (tracks: 2-1 to 2-6, 11-1, 11-2, 12 1 to 12-14, 14-1 to 14-6, 15-1 to 15-6, 16-1 to 16-3, 19-1, 20-1, 21-1 to 21-4, 22-1 to 22- 3), Keshavan Maslak (tracks: 28-1 to 28-12), Peter Brötzmann (tracks: 28-1 to 28-12), Toshinori Kondo (tracks: 28-1 to 28-12), Tristan Honsinger (tracks: 40-1 to 40-8, 49-2, 49-3, 49-5, 49-7 to 49-9)
Whistle – Dudu Pukwana (tracks: 25-1 to 25-3)
Wind [Gachi] – Han Bennink (tracks: 5-1 to 5-7, 8-6)

Limited Edition of 1000 numbered copies


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: December 21st, 2005 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.



In 1958, guitarist Jim Hall, in liner notes to a Jimmy Giuffre album, used the term “instant 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’s 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 Brötzmann, 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. When they were new to the orchestra, Misha rehearsed the players in various performance strategies—such as the uses of his “viruses,” self-contained packets of notated material a player could cue into any composition to infect or disable it. The musicians learned how to deal with fellow players’ quirks of timing or intonation, how to confound their colleagues before their colleagues could confound them, how to bend or subvert the music in performance, and run little subroutines within a piece.

Another, jazzier part of their education was a series of repertory projects, devoted to Mengelberg’s pianistic and compositional heroes Herbie Nichols, Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington. Those projects served as object lessons in the value of pretty melodies and voicings (Ellington), the construction and subversion of chords (Monk) and how to devise chord progressions that move in unusual ways (Nichols). Pieces by each of those composers still turn up on ICP set lists (along with a few by Hoagy Carmichael), and those lessons still pay off.

In time, the players came to understand that any of the possibilities Misha had raised was available for use at any time, on any piece. Members could also make up new wrinkles on the spot, confident everyone else would pick right up on it. That also proved true with the players who joined ICP later: German trumpeter (and now New Yorker) Thomas Heberer; new music violinist/violist Mary Oliver, and saxophonist/clarinetist Tobias Delius. Cellist Honsinger rejoined in the 90s as well. (All also lead their own ensembles or occasional projects.)

So the mature ICP is a mixed ensemble: part jazz band, part chamber orchestra. On stage, the space between Misha’s piano and Han’s drums is occupied by a thorny string trio: viola, cello and doublebass. Across from them is a five-piece horn section, three reeds and two brass. As in Ellington’s band, distinctive, individual players can merge beautifully on the written material.

Indeed, given their individuality, the blending is remarkable. Sleek-sounding Mary Oliver brings the conceptual rigor of new composed music to the strings; Tristan Honsinger is the anarchist, testing limits; Ernst Glerum with his deep woody bass tone anchors the string and rhythm sections. (And he gets a beautiful tone when he bows the strings.) Thomas Heberer has solid bebop chops, and a quarter-tone trumpet to let him get into the cracks in the 12-note scale. The blustery, slippery Wolter Wierbos can imitate any trombone sound he ever heard, without losing his own voice. Ab Baars favors extreme clarinet high notes, and a loud but nakedly vulnerable tenor saxophone sound. On clarinet or alto Michael Moore can be sweetly lyrical or sarcastically sour. Tobias Delius’s big, furry tenor tone harks back to the swing era, but his ear is decidedly modern.

Meanwhile, drummer Bennink amplifies and gooses soloists’ rhythms, and sets optimal tempos for limber swing. He’s loud but always listening, and has excellent instincts for pulling the plug when a particular episode or gambit has run its course. And Misha colors and subtly influences the action from the keyboard. As pianist he took from Monk the idea that effective comping may be more obstinate than sympathetic—and that sometimes, silence is the best option.

To keep things fresh, Mengelberg would write out and distribute set lists moments before the players hit the stage. Those lists typically include several compositions separated by spontaneous improvised sub-groups, allowing the players the option of improvising their way out of and into the written themes. There might also be an “instant composition”—the players taking their cues from one of their fellows, who conducts their improvising using informal pantomime gestures.

The band’s big enough to shout but compact enough to hold the road on sharp turns. In performance, its tone and frames of reference keep shifting. The action is fluid, as in a dream: surreal music for real. An ICP set contains new and old tunes, jazz business and maybe a little funny business, full-force raveups and improvised breakdowns.

Nowadays, all the players take turns writing those set lists—Bennink most frequently. And the players bring their own pieces, and new arrangements of older Mengelberg tunes. The music’s full of surprises, unexpected turns, limber grace and strange eruptions. Nothing else and no one else sounds quite like them, and no two gigs are ever alike.

Kevin Whitehead




Misha Mengelberg (piano, composer) was a co-founder of the Instant Composers Pool with Han Bennink and Willem Breuker in 1967. He performed in duo with Han Bennink for more than 40 years and led the ICP Orchestra for more than 30. His other credits include performing and recording with Eric Dolphy, John Tchicai, Derek Bailey, Steve Lacy, Peter Brötzmann, and many others.

Han Bennink (drums) is a co-founder of the ICP, long-time associate of Misha Mengelberg, and one of the most in-demand drummers in Europe. He has performed and recorded with jazz musicians such as Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins, as well as European improvisers such as Peter Brotzman, Derek Bailey, and Willem Breuker. He trained as a graphic artist and has exhibited work in several media, including sculptures from found objects that can include broken drum heads and drumsticks; he also designs many of his own LP and CD sleeves. www.hanbennink.com.

In addition to playing solo concerts and his own trio, Ab Baars (clarinet, tenorsax) is a regular guest with the EX, Cor Fuhler, Michael Moore, and Michiel Scheen. Since 1990, his main focus has been on the Ab Baars Trio, which led to tours with Steve Lacy and Roswell Rudd; a collaboration with the Nieuw Ensemble, shakuhachi player Iwamoto and conductor Butch Morris at the festival Improvisations. Baars has also worked with Francois Houle, John Carter, Roger Turner, Sunny Murray, George Lewis, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, and Gerry Hemingway among others. www.stichtingwig.com.

Tobias Delius (clarinet, tenorsax) began playing the tenor saxophone in the Ruhrgebiet, Germany. It was in Mexico City and especially in Amsterdam that he developed his very personal style. He now lives in Berlin. Next to leading his highly acclaimed 4tet with Han Bennink, Joe Williamson & Tristan Honsinger, which has been going for more than 20 years and 4 CDs on the ICP label, his improvisations can be heard in a very wide variety of contexts with musicians from all over the globe. www.doek.org.

Ernst Glerum studied classical double-bass at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. During his studies he joined contemporary music ensembles (ASKO ensemble) as well as improvised music groups (Curtis Clark, Hans Dulfer, JC Tans, Theo Loevendie). He frequently performed with such artists as Steve Lacy, Lee Konitz, Uri Caine, Teddy Edwards, Benny Maupin, Jimmy Knepper, Jamaladeen Tacuma, John Zorn, Bud Shank, Art Hodes, Don Byron and many others. Besides ICP and theAmsterdam String Trio he performs in the Guus Janssen Trio, Michiel Scheen Quartet, Trio Continuo, Trio Bennink-Borstlap-Glerum and Available Jelly. He doubles on piano in Glerum Omnibus with Clemens van der Feen and Owen Hart. www.ernstglerum.nl.

 Thomas Heberer (cornet, trumpet) joined ICP in 1993. Born in Germany in 1965, he studied at the Cologne University of Music. Thomas has performed on 6 continents and can be heard on approximately 100 recordings. He was awarded the SWR Jazz Award and the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik. His leader credits include recordings for the CIMP, Clean Feed, JazzHausMusik, NoBusiness, and Red Toucan labels. Thomas has been a resident of New York City since 2008, where he lives with his wife Robin. Recent collaborations include recordings and concert tours with among others: Peter Brötzmann, his own band Clarino, Ken Filiano, HNH, Achim Kaufmann, Butch Morris, Pascal Niggenkemper, The Nu Band and Aki Takase. Past highlights include writing music for choreographer Pina Bausch and the Tanztheater Wuppertal, his critically acclaimed duet with bassist Dieter Manderscheid, and his membership in Alexander von Schlippenbach's Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. www.thomasheberer.com.

Born in New England, the cellist Tristan Honsinger studied at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. By the '70s, the Trans-American had moved to Amsterdam. Since a memorable set of concerts in Berlin in 1988, released on the much sought-after FMP box set, Honsinger has been a fairly regular member of Cecil Taylor's groups, including the now-disbanded European Quartet with Harri Sjöström and Paul Lovens, including an unusual combination that performed at the Total Music Meeting in November 1999: the Cecil Taylor Ensemble with Franky Douglas, Tristan Honsinger and Andrew Cyrille.

The music of Guus Janssen (piano, organ) is difficult to categorize. It can be a composed improvisation (Brake for pianosolo) or an improvised composition (parts from his Violin Concerto or his opera Noach). Music is like life itself, sometimes it asks for fast decisions and sometimes it needs to be thought over a lot. As a pianist and harpsichordist he performed in various groupings with musicians from John Zorn to Gidon Kremer. Since the early 1980’s he has led his own ensembles, ranging from pianotrios to 11 piece band and opera orchestra. Janssen’s achievements in the field of jazz and improvised music have been widely acclaimed. His compositions have been widely played by, amongst others, the Asko Schönberg Ensemble, the Ebony Band and the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest. He received several prizes a.o. the Johan Wagenaar Prijs 2012 for his whole oeuvre. Janssen teaches composition at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. http://www.guusjanssen.com/

Michael Moore (clarinet, altosax) was born in Arcata, California, where he played in clubs and attended school before moving to Boston to study at the New England Conservatory of Music. There he worked with Joseph Allard, Jaki Byard, Joe Maneri, Gunther Schuller, George Russell and others. After spending two years in NYC he moved to Amsterdam, where he has lived since 1984. He currently works with Available Jelly, Jewels & Binoculars, Franky Douglas, Achim Kaufmann, Dave Douglas, Fred Hersch, Benoit Delbecq, Eric Boeren, Paul Berner and others. His own projects include the White Widow Quartet, the Monitor Trio w/ Cor Fuhler and Tristan Honsinger and the Michael Moore Quintet. www.ramboyrecordings.com.

Mary Oliver (violin, viola) is a performer whose virtuosity spans the worlds of scored and improvised music. Oliver (b. La Jolla, California) completed her studies at the University of California, San Diego where she received her Ph.D for her research in the theory and practice of improvised music. Her doctoral thesis, “Constellations in Play,” identified a new kind of creative discipline, which Oliver has pursued with colleagues locally and around the world. As a soloist, Oliver has performed in numerous international festivals and premiered works by, among others John Cage, Chaya Czernowin, Brian Ferneyhough, Lou Harrison, Joëlle Léandre, George E. Lewis, Liza Lim, Misha Mengelberg and Iannis Xenakis. She has worked alongside improvising musicians and dancers such as Mark Dresser, Katie Duck, Joëlle Léandre, Myra Melford, Alexander von Schlippenbach and Michael Schumacher. She is on the faculty at the Hogeschool voor het Kunst Utrecht teaching at the school for Kunst, Media and Technologie and on the faculty at the Dutch Improv Academy.

Wolter Wierbos (trombone) can be heard on more than 100 CD’s and LP’s. Like many Dutch brass players Wierbos started out in a ‘fanfare’ (brass band), switching from trumpet to trombone when he was 17. Since 1979 he has performed with with Henry Threadgill, The Ex, The Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra (led by Alexander von Schlippenbach), the European Big Band (led by Cecil Taylor), Sonic Youth, the John Carter Project, Mingus Big Band (Epitaph, directed by Gunther Schuller) and many others. He is currently active with Gerry Hemingway Quintet, Franky Douglas’ Sunchild, Bik Bent Braam, Albrecht Maurer Trio Works, Nocando, Carl Ludwig Hübsch’s Longrun Development of the Universe, Frank Gratkowski Quartet, Available Jelly and Sean Bergin’s MOB. www.wolterwierbos.nl.





"Improvisation is like daily life... like crossing a street" - says Han Bennink. The ensemble of the Instant Composers Pool, or ICP, improvises for 49 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.

The music that is released during all these years has now been collected and is planned to be released as a special edition box. It will contain 52 cd's, 2 dvd's (including bonus material that has never been released before), a blueprint of the famed ‘camel-chair’, and a photo-book of the rich ICP-history as shot by Pieter Boersma. Every box is numbered and unique because Han Bennink himself will be painting each copy by hand!

The ICP, or Instant Composers Pool, Orchestra recorded relatively little, but achieved international acclaim for its sophisticated improvisations, ingenious interpretations of landmark composers such as Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk and for the band members' extraordinary level of musicianship. The Amsterdam-based group is a blend of European improvised music, jazz music and the Dutch irreverent attitude, in general, which all combine into a highly sophisticated yet enjoyable music that has astonished and impressed music lovers for several decades.

ICP was founded as a label and group concept in the late '60s when reedist Willem Breuker and drummer Han Bennink self-released a duo recording on a label they named ICP. Fellow Dutch musician and collaborator, pianist Misha Mengelberg became the third equal member of ICP, having recently come up with the term "instant composing" to use in "improvising's" stead. The name ICP quickly became an umbrella for a wide variety of line-ups during its first decade of existence. It wasn't too long before these groups included either Breuker or Mengelberg but not both, as the two musicians had clashing opinions on approaches to live performance, what ICP should be and many other musical issues. Breuker wanted tunes and rehearsals, Mengelberg wanted instant composing. Breuker wanted more people admitted who would have equal voting rights, Mengelberg wanted the core three members to have final say. Both also had different takes on music theater, which ICP got involved in the late '60s. So, both led their own ICP gigs, with Bennink (who didn't choose sides) performing in both, although more often with Mengelberg. Breuker's group included such musicians as bassist Maarten Altena, trombonist Willem van Manen, saxophonist Peter Bennink (Han's younger brother), pianist Leo Cuypers and keyboardist Michel Waisvisz. Mengelberg and Bennink first had a trio with the frequently-visiting British saxophonist Evan Parker starting in 1969, followed by a quartet line-up with reedsman John Tchicai and guitarist Derek Bailey, which had a brief tour and two recordings from 1970-71, including a classic of European improvisation, Fragments. Months before this, the core duo and Parker were joined by Bailey, saxophonist Peter Brotzmann, trombonist Paul Rutherford and Peter Bennink to record a septet album, Groupcomposing. During this time, Mengelberg and Bennink also recorded an untitled duo for the ICP label.
Japan Japon By 1973, the inevitable split came and musicians went with one or the other, resulting in Breuker's still-thriving theatrical and fun-loving Willem Breuker Kollektief, while Mengelberg continued with the name ICP, which was, again, a continuously changing line-up for several years, during which only Misha, Han Bennink and American tubist Larry Fishkind were mainstays. Rotating members included Brotzmann, Tchicai, cellist Tristan Honsinger, saxophonist Keshavan Maslak, trombonist George Lewis and saxophonist Paul Termos. The first recording of ICP in its later, larger size came in early 1977, as ICP-Tentet in Berlin (SAJ, 1978). The first of the lasting members came three years later, when trombonist Wolter Wierbos joined. Reedsman Michael Moore came on board not too long after, first appearing on Japan Japon (DIW, 1982), as did violist Maurice Horsthuis, who was soon followed by his Amsterdam String Trio bandmates, bassist Ernst Glerum and cellist Ernst Reijseger (Reijseger, Moore and Bennink also formed another group together, the Clusone 3). Horsthuis eventually left (and the violist chair was filled a couple more times before being retired) but Reijseger and Glerum stayed. Due to the larger roster, the "instant composing" tenet shifted slightly to "conducted improvisation." By the 1990s, the band also included saxophonist Ab Baars and trumpeter Thomas Heberer, with Honsinger returning by the mid-'90s.
Jubilee VariaICP Orchestra has recorded tributes to Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols (ICP 026) in 1984 and 1986, respectively. Mengelberg has also led the group in many brilliant (but unrecorded) programs of Duke Ellington's music. In addition to the Monk/Nichols release, and the early '80s DIW Japan Japon, ICP also recorded two volumes of Bodspaadje Konijnehol (Forest Path Rabbithole) from 1989-90 (ICP 028,029). The ICP Orchestra didn't record again until 1997, this time for HatArt, resulting in the critically hailed album Jubilee Varia. The line-up by then consisted of Mengelberg, Moore, Baars, Wierbos, Reijseger, Honsinger, Glerum and Bennink, but by the time the group toured for the album's 1999 release, Reijseger had left the group permanently.

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    1. Hi there, part 13 link is dead. In other news, love your blog and really appreciate the music you've been posting, thank you!!

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  2. Part 13 is no longer available. This is an incredible set of music, could you make 13 available again, please?

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  3. part13.rar gone, don't know if it was ever available.

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  4. FileFactory says this about Part 13:
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  5. Well that sucks big time... I just removed all download links, while I figure out what was on part 13 and repost that... gimme a couple of hours to resolve the issue...

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  6. New updated links... every cd is a separate rar file now...

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  7. This is great. Thank you. Are there rars for #8, #27 and #35, or were those gaps intentional?

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  8. 8... and you can see it in the post... is bundled together with ICP 7

    and the other two are DVD's so no audio for it available right now

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  9. Has anyone else been experiencing reeeeally slow downloads from FileFactory this past week? Those of you that have an account there.

    Trying to figure out if it's them or me...? lol

    Thanks! And TY Drago!! AMAZING POST!! :0)

    Peace

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  10. With Filefactory giving an "overloaded" message on most attempts, may take a year to download this. they, and Uploaded, are the worst

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  11. Great post and great blog, really one of the few interesting ones left, so I's almost embarrassed to bring up file 17 here. Its not working, at least for me. Thanks and keep up the great work.

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  12. Tries to download 17 as I go through the list, just got a message from FileFactory that "the file cannot be downloaded at this time." FF has a pretty site, but they are always having one problem or the other. Very unreliable

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  13. PS zippyshare is a MUCH better choice for a provider

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  14. no, not for me... not for the huge ammount of files on one account, or ammount of time without a download, plus upload speed of FF is faster than Zippy for me.. and on top of everything... it is also cheaper... because even thou this is a labour of love, it still costs money to keep a premium account.

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  15. I appreciate all you do!! No griping here. Glad for what you bring us

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  16. 17 continues to defy download. File Factory says "This file cannot be downloaded at this time. Please let us know about this issue by using the contact link below.
    Please contact support if you require further assistance." I tried to contact support, no luck

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