Saturday, July 24, 2010
Willem Breuker and Daniel Schorr
Willem Breuker, born in Amsterdam, began his musical career in the1960s,. He played with many of the European "New Jazz" players, such as Peter Brotzmann, Han Bennink and Misha Mengelberg(with the latter 2, he formed the Instant Composers Pool (ICP). He organized the Kollektief in 1974 and the band plus the label was the main source of his musical output. He played in all sorts of settings, in many different-sized ensembles, with string sections, chamber groups, and whoever could play his music. He never rested on his laurels, always moving forward, always challenging audiences and listeners. To find out more, go to www.xs4all.nl/~wbk/.