Wes Montgomery: Holland, 1965 - JazzWax

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April 27, 2012


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Keith Hedger

I think that's a young Han Bennink on drums.....wow.......

Henk van den Brink

Han Bennink is not only one of Holland's most extraordinary and internationally known drummers and percussionists, but also an acclaimed visual artist, see also his website


The highly interesting and well-written Han Bennink biography by Erik van den Berg, titled De wereld als trommel (The World is a Drum), was published by Thomas Rap Publ. and also contains a CD with stunning unreleased material.


Pure magic! -- Thanks for hinting us to this unique clip.

Watching these men at an informal, relaxed session like this can be a key experience to young (jazz) players 'round the world.

It is amazing to see how easy all is working out when true masters take charge of the procedures.

Caleb Miskiewicz

Since Holland is such a small country, Wes Montgomery probably was totally at ease, at peace with himself and everything around him. It hadn't always been that way. He once said, and I can hear the fatigue in his voice: "You know, a thousand miles a night. That was really rough, man."
Thank you for the fine article. Best from Montreal.

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