Hypochristmastreefuzz (2008) was Herman’s 13th CD and his second album that exclusively consists of compositions by pianist Mischa Mengelberg. Together with Anton Goudsmit, Ernst Glerum and Joost Patocka, Benjamin enchanted audiences with legendary pieces such as “Wij Gaan Naar De Italiaan” (We’re Going Out For Italian), “De Sprong, O Romantiek Der Hazen” (The Romantic Jump Of Hares), “Blues After Piet”, and of course “Hypochristmastreefuzz”. Later Benjamin released a special edition of this album, including the Benjamin Herman Quartet live at North Sea Jazz 2009!