Willem Breuker – original music for the theater pieces by Bert Brecht: Drums In the Night; The Rise of Arturo Ui – The Wm. Breuker Kollektief – Bvhaast 0604

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Willem Breuker – original music for the theater pieces by Bert
Brecht: Drums In the Night; The Rise of Arturo Ui – The Wm. Breuker
Kollektief – Bvhaast 0604 [www.bvhaast.nl] , 76:28 ****:

This reissue from the extensive LP discography of the long-running
Kollektief in Amsterdam brings to CD form two sets of short
instrumental suites created originally for two different theater
presentations in l975. The style is a sort of Kurt Weill brought up to
date with free jazz and an ascerbic sense of humor the Brueker
Kollektief is known for. There are 15 or more cues for each of the two
theater pieces, with the sounds and moods dizzying in their
kaleidoscopic variety. The accessible experimentality of most of the
Kollektief’s work is representative of much of the creative music now
coming out of Amsterdam – and in the case of Wm. Breuker, for over a
quarter century now.
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