Tonic at the Abrons: ICP Orchestra (Instant Composers Pool)

Opened Sep 6, 2008
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Co-founded in 1967 in the Netherlands, by pianist/composer Misha Mengelberg, drummer Han Bennink, and saxophonist/composer Willem Breuker, the legendary Instant Composers Pool (ICP) encompasses a full range of modern music ranging from Ellington and Monk to Kurt Weill and European dance band music of a lost age. ICP's mix is perplexing in the best sophisticated sense: the music doesn't give up its secrets on first hearing, or second, or third. The ensemble is made up of the best jazz players-improvisers on the European jazz scene. Besides, Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink, ICP includes Michael Moore, Tobias Delius, Ab Baars, woodwinds; Thomas Heberer, trumpet; Wolter Wierbos, trombone; Mary Oliver, violin & viola; Tristan Honsinger, cello; Ernst Glerum, bass.

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