The Dutch drummer Han Bennink recognizes no limits. 'My ultimategoal is to record an album using only a matchbox', he recentlyannounced. His talent for interaction and an ever-present drive forinnovation are unparalleled. Limits in jazz do not exist forBennink and that's mainly the reason why he has played with theworld's giants, everywhere across the globe. In the 1960s, he wasasked to play with Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins. In that periodhe also frequently performed with other Dutch free spirits likepianist Misha Mengelberg and saxophonist Willem Breuker. For thefirst time in his long career, Bennink is now presenting his owntrio. In Rotterdam, the drummer will take to the stage with tenorsaxophonist Joachim Badenhorst and pianist Simon Toldam Rosengren.He got to know these musicians last year at the Banff InternationalWorkshop in Jazz and Creative Music in Canada. Trumpeter andcomposer Dave Douglas led the workshop and will also be coming tothe North Sea Jazz Festival. Bennink is looking forward toperforming with the trio: 'I want us to be really well prepared andI will even rehearse with this trio - something I normally neverdo!'