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Martin van Duynhoven

Martin van Duynhoven is one of the most influential Dutch jazz drummers coming up in the 1960s and 70s, alongside John Engels, Han Bennink and Pierre Courbois. He pioneered a free style, inspired by his hero Sunny Murray. He performed with the seminal Theo Loevendie Consort and he formed his own percussion ensemble. He created psychedelic rock, Fluxus art and music theatre, and he played percussion for opera and ballet. Since 1991 he is a member of the Ab Baars Trio. On 7 September he will open the new BIMHUIS season as part of the trio Almeida/Duynhoven/Klein.

Martin recommends the following concerts in September:

Thu Sep 7  – ALMEIDA / DUYNHOVEN / KLEIN: ‘A range of ideas and influences come together—Ornette Coleman, Henry Threadgill, Portuguese blues, Sunny Murray—in compositions such as Het Bokkenrijderslied.’

Tue Sep 12, 19, 26 – WORKSHOP & SESSION: ‘Healthy contrast and discussion for everyone taking part in the workshop (improv without brakes) and session (convincing craftsmanship with controlled brakes).’

Fri Sep 22 – CARTE BLANCHE GARD NILSSEN: ‘Somewhat comparable to our trio (ALMEIDA / DUYNHOVEN / KLEIN), except made from premium Nordic timber.’

Wed Sep 27 – TO PIANOS – KAJA DRAKSLER & EVE RISSER: ‘Challenging, adventurous and full of entrepreneurial spirit. And such good listeners!’

Recommended by Martin van Duynhoven