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revolver: 'een van de allerbeste jazzalbums in nederlandse geschiedenis'
parool: 'voortreffelijk'
volkskrant: 'krachtig'

MONK Vol. One is the newest release of the trio Han Bennink - Michiel Borstlap - Ernst Glerum

The album, produced by former Philips CEO Cor Boonstra, was recorded in 2008. It contains the beautiful compositions of American jazzgiant Thelonious Monk solely. Dutch press received the album with great enthousiasm:

- Monk Vol. One one of the best dutch made jazzalbums ever! (Revolver)
- Monk Vol. One meets highest standards (Telegraaf)

This awesome Dutch jazz power trio illustrates how artificial the bounderies between musical genres can be. Bennink and Glerum, for years the rhythmic axis of the ICP Orchestra, are associated with the avantgarde, piano virtuoso Borstlap with the mainstream; the irrepressable swing and rock solid sense of form of the first two and the undogmatic imagination of the latter make sure that the three of them can communicate with each other at the highest level.

HAN BENNINK, an uncommonly versatile drummer; as a hard swinger in the tradition of his hero Kenny Clarke, he accompanied touring American jazz stars, including Sonny Rollins, Ben Webster, Wes Montgomery, Johnny Griffin, Eric Dolphy and Dexter Gordon. He is heard with Gordon on the 1969 album "Live at Amsterdam Paradiso" (on the Affinity label) and with Dolphy on 1964's "Last Date" (PolyGram). At the same time, Bennink participated in the creation of a European improvised music which began to evolve a new identity, apart from its jazz roots. With fellow Dutch pioneers, pianist Misha Mengelberg and saxophonist Willem Breuker, he founded the musicians collective Instant Composers Pool in 1967. Bennink anchored various bands led by Mengelberg or Breuker, and appeared in their comic music-theater productions. In 2008 Han Bennink received the European Jazzprice.

Award winner MICHIEL BORSTLAP is one of today’s most celebrated musicians, regularly performing on renowned stages across the globe. Over the past decade, the pianist and composer has gained international acclaim for his original music and his highly communicative interpretations of a broad musical scope between pop, jazz, dance and classical music. Borstlap won the prestigious Thelonious Monk Award 1996, which brought him his first major international audience. Applauded at festivals in New York, Sydney, Beijing, Tokyo, Vienna, Berlin, Umbria, Chicago, Cape Town, London etc. for his musical skills and flamboyant virtuosity of the piano, Borstlap also is renowned for his compositions which has been performed and recorded by artists such as Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Wayne Shorter and Bill Bruford. Borstlap composed, commissioned by the Emir of Qatar, the world's first Arabic Opera (Opera Avicenna), which premiered in Qatar, 2003, and was televised for an audience of 300 million viewers. In 2007 Michiel toured the world with Gino Vannelli, in duo and quartet. In 2008 Michiel Borstlap received the Golden Calf Award for Best Music (Grand Prize of Dutch Film industry), for his soundtrack for Motion Picture 'Tiramisu', directed by Paula van der Oest.

ERNST GLERUM studied classical double-bass at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. During his studies he joined contemporary music ensembles as well as improvised music groups. With the Amsterdam String Trio and Instant Composers Pool he played many international stages. Frequently with Han Bennink he performed with such artists as Steve Lacy, Lee Konitz, Uri Caine, Jimmy Knepper, John Zorn, Bud Shank, Art Hodes, Don Byron and many others. As a composer/arranger he initiated projects like New Klookabilities (NOS Radio Jazz Festival), Universal Metropolitan Music, Omnibus, Continuo Continued (string-project with a.o. Mark Feldman) and recently Glerum Ex Machina, solo bass with samples and movie. In 2004 he founded his label "Favorite". Besides the Instant Composers Pool [with Misha Mengelberg] and Amsterdam String Trio he performs in Guus Janssen Trio, Michiel Scheen Quartet, Trio Bennink/Borstlap/Glerum, Benjamin Herman Quartet, Sean Bergin's MOB and Available Jelly. He doubles on piano in his own trio Glerum Omnibus.

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BBG - Monk Vol. One EDISON AWARD WINNER 2009 (download)

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