VA – Instant Composers Pool [52 CD Box Set] (2012) (LOSSLESS & MP3)

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Artist:
Title: Instant Composers Pool
Year Of Release: 2012
Label: Instant Composers Pool
Genre: Jazz, Free Jazz, Avant-garde
Quality: FLAC (Tracks)/MP3 320 kbps
Total Time: 52 CD,
Total Size: 12,2 Gb/5,75 Gb
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About the album

"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.

The music that is released during all these years has now been collected and is planned to be released as a special edition box.

About the history of ICP:
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.

CDs:
000 - 1967 - ICP Orchestra - Recordings from 1967
001 - 1967 - Han Bennink, Willem Breuker - New Acoustic Swing Duo
002 - 1968 - Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg, John Tchicai - Instant Composers Pool
003 - 1969 - Willem Breuker - Lunchconcert for Three Barrelorgans
004 - 1969 - Derek Bailey, Han Bennink
005 - 1978 - Misha Mengelberg, John Tchicai, Han Bennink, Derek Bailey - Fragments
006 - 1978 - Groupcomposing
007-008 - 1970 - Instant Composers Pool - Instant Composers Pool
009 - 1971 - Willem Breuker - The Message
010 - 1971 - Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg - Instant Composers Pool
011 - 1972 - Han Bennink - Solo
012 - 1973 - Maarten van Regteren Altena - Handicaps
013 - 1972 - Misha Mengelberg, Han Bennink - Een mirakelse tocht door het Scharrebroekse
014 - 1974 - Misha Mengelberg, Han Bennink - Einepartietischtennis
015 - 1974 - Eric Dolphy, Misha Mengelberg, Jacques Schols, Han Bennink - Playing - Epistrophy
016 - 1978 - Steve Lacy, Michel Waisvisz, Han Bennink, Maarten van Regteren Altena - Lumps
017 - 1976 - Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg - Coincidents
018 - 1976 - Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg - Coincidents II
019 - 1975 - Maarten van Regteren Altena - Tuning the Bass
020 - 1977 - ICP Tentet - Tetterettet
021 - 1978 - Dudu Pukwana, Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg - Yi Yole
022 - 1979 - ICP Orchestra - Live Sonico
023 - 1981 - Misha Mengelberg, Han Bennink - Bennink Mengelberg
024 - 1982 - Misha Mengelberg, ICP Orchestra - Japan Japon
025 - 1984 - ICP Orchestra - Extension Red, White & Blue
026 - 1986 - ICP Orchestra - Performs Monk & Nichols
028 - 1990 - ICP Orchestra - Bospaadje Konijnehol I
029 - 1991 - ICP Orchestra - Bospaadje Konijnehol II
030 - 1994 - Misha Mengelberg - Mix
031 - 1997 - Misha Mengelberg, Han Bennink - The Instant Composers Pool 30 Years
032 - 1995 - Wolter Wierbos - X Caliber
033 - 1999 - Tobias Delius 4tet - The Heron
034 - 2000 - Tobias Delius Quartet - Toby's Mloby
036 - 2000 - Tristan Honsinger - A Camel's Kiss
037 - 2002 - Han Bennink, Steve Beresford - B & B
038 - 2001 - Mary Oliver - Witchfiddle
039 - 2001 - Tobias Delius 4tet - Pelikanismus
040 - 2001 - ICP Orchestra - Oh, My Dog
041 - 2004 - Mary Oliver, Thomas Lehn, Han Bennink - Pica Pica
042 - 2004 - ICP Orchestra - Aan & Uit
043 - 2006 - ICP Orchestra - Weer is een dag voorbij
044A - 2009 - Asko Ensemble, Instant Composers Pool - Live At Angelica Festival, Bologna, May 9th 2007
045 - 2006 - Alessandra Patrucco, Tristan Honsinger, Misha Mengelberg, Ab Baars, Han Bennink - Circus
046 - 2009 - ICP Orchestra - Live at the Bimhuis
047 - 2008 - Mary Oliver, Rozemarie Heggen - Oh, Ho
048 - 2010 - Tobias Delius 4tet - Luftlucht
049 - 2009 - ICP Orchestra - ICP Orchestra
050 - 2010 - ICP - ICP 50