Willem Breuker Kollektief: Wake Up
Willem Breuker and his Kollektief
└ Paris / Summer Music
Willem Breuker (reeds),
and his Kollektief.
Composed by Willem Breuker.
Recorded: Paris, February 4, 1978
Rating: 88/100 (learn more)
After a loud chord ľ that could actually wake you up ľ played by the orchestra, the WBK shows its love of contrast: a slow melody with dark undertones is played by the piano alone, then becomes a lullaby of sorts in the hands of the full band. It swells as it's repeated by a trumpet, then a trombone before the full band returns. And that's it: with a minimal melodic material, the Dutch herd has worked out one more little jewel, thanks to each of its members' highly personal sound, and its leader's gift for writing tunes that blend them with a unique magical twist.
Reviewer: Thierry Qu├ęnum