Friday, September 19, 2014

WILLEM BREUKER KOLLEKTIEF – Willem Breuker Kollektief On Tour (1977)

Label: BV Haast Records – BVHAAST 020
Format: Vinyl, LP / Country: Netherlands / Released: 1977
Style: Free Jazz, Free Improvisation
Recorded live at Rouen-University, Rouen, France on March 3, 1977.
Concert Production – Gérard Terronès, Michel Jules
Photography By – John Prins
Recorded By – Guy Bunel, Marc Debeauvais

A1 - Husse I . . . 5:00
        (Tenor Saxophone [Solo] – Willem Breuker)
A2 - Antelope Cobbler . . . 11:27
         (Alto Sax [Solo] – Bob Driessen, Tenor Sax [Solo] – Maarten van Norden)
A3 - Brassquartet . . .1:32
A4 - Hullie & Zullie . . . 3:42
B1 - Waaht . . . 3:25
         (Trumpet [Solo] – Boy Raaymakers)
B2 - Potsdamer Stomp . . . 5:40
         (Tenor Sax [Solo] – Maarten van Norden, Trombone [Solo] – Bernard   Hunnekink)
B3 - Husse II . . . 2:33
         (French Horn [Solo] – Jan Wolff)
B4 - Husse III . . . 5:24
          (Trombone [Solo] – Willem van Manen)
B5 - Florida . . . 2:19

Alto Saxophone, Clarinet [E-flat] – Bob Driessen
Bass – Arjen Gorter
Composed By, Arranged By, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet [E-flat] – Willem Breuker
Drums – Rob Verdurmen
French Horn – Jan Wolff
Tenor Saxophone – Maarten van Norden
Trombone – Bernard Hunnekink
Trombone, Producer – Willem van Manen
Trumpet – Boy Raaymakers

Interesting photos of the band standing stiffly with their instruments around. (Photo: John Prins)
Jan Wolff, Rob Verdurmen, Willem van Manen, Maarten van Norden, Willem Breuker, Boy Raaymakers, Arjen Gorter, Lodewijk de Boer, Bernard Hummekink, Rob Driessen, Ronald Snijders.

Photo: Joop Souverijn

A live recording from Rouen, France, On Tour, representation of the Kollektief in the late '70s. Several of Breuker's regular touchstones are covered, including tight, rhythmic crowd-pleasers like "Hullie & Zullie" and "Florida," more expansive, jazzier pieces like "Antelope Cobbler," and bits of hilarity, here a mock country & western called "Potsdamer Stomp." the Kollektief always featured some of the finest soloists around and, among others, altoist Bob Driessen, trumpeter Boy Raaymakers, and trombonist Willem van Manen deliver the goods here.
_ By Brian Olewnick

(A slightly muffled recording quality), It's good, but not clear.

If you find it, buy this album!


  1. WILLEM BREUKER KOLLEKTIEF – Willem Breuker Kollektief On Tour (LP-1977)
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  2. thanks for the lossless rip of this album, vitko - bedankt!

  3. I love this LP. Well, maybe not the best edition Kollektief and something slightly worse was recorded sound, but it has that certain something insane what I like about Breuker.