USA / The Netherlands
Supersonic bang? Bang effect? Surging? Noisy roaring? The cooperation between Uri Caine and Han Bennink for sure is an encounter of wild impulsive sound experiments. They call their joint project “Sonic Boom”, and also their album which mainly contains free improvisations as well as a great version of “Round` Midnight”. The American Caine and Dutch Bennink are made for each other! They are not exactly the most assured fellows with regard to maintaining pure forms; they prefer giving the things that they engage with new forms. With his reinterpretations of classical and/or romantic music in the last decades, pianist Caine has shown that crossover is a term that can be filled with meaningful content. The drummer artist Bennink is a stylite in the free jazz scene, who prefers breaking down the pillar on which he is standing to continue experimenting with drums and other equipment. This is just a small round of worship. It really is a stroke of luck that these two musicians from completely different musical coordinate systems met.