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Tracklist

CD 1

1)

Sensemaya (01:40) Willem Breuker Kollektief / de Vries, Han / Greetje Kauffeld / Mondriaan Strings

2)

Four City Views (04:04) Willem Breuker Kollektief / de Vries, Han / Greetje Kauffeld / Mondriaan Strings

3)

Han de Vries (13:00) Willem Breuker Kollektief / de Vries, Han / Greetje Kauffeld / Mondriaan Strings

4)

Introduction, Ballad, Cadence 1 Entrance (12:06) Willem Breuker Kollektief / de Vries, Han / Greetje Kauffeld / Mondriaan Strings

5)

Pardubice, Cadence 2 Finale (03:50) Willem Breuker Kollektief / de Vries, Han / Greetje Kauffeld / Mondriaan Strings

6)

Diep in Mijn Hart (04:00) Willem Breuker Kollektief / de Vries, Han / Greetje Kauffeld / Mondriaan Strings

7)

Jazz Symphony (06:33) Willem Breuker Kollektief / de Vries, Han / Greetje Kauffeld / Mondriaan Strings

8)

Urlicht (06:10) Willem Breuker Kollektief / de Vries, Han / Greetje Kauffeld / Mondriaan Strings

9)

Typerwriter (06:19) Willem Breuker Kollektief / de Vries, Han / Greetje Kauffeld / Mondriaan Strings

10)

Night and Day (06:23) Willem Breuker Kollektief / de Vries, Han / Greetje Kauffeld / Mondriaan Strings

11)

Prelude to Fis (07:15) Willem Breuker Kollektief / de Vries, Han / Greetje Kauffeld / Mondriaan Strings

12)

[Untitled Track] Willem Breuker

Review

By the late '80s, Willem Breuker began devoting a substantial part of his recorded output to what might be termed "repertoire" releases -- that is, albums containing a large portion of interpretations of 20th century classical and jazz compositions, often selecting enticingly obscure pieces in the process. Along with Metropolis and Parade, Sensemaya is one of the better, if uneven, examples of the approach. The title track is a colorful tone poem by the Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas, given perhaps a slightly heavy-handed treatment by Breuker with the intrusion of a tourist-like tinge of Mexicana. Breuker's own suite, "Four City Views," is a lengthy string of ideas featuring oboist Han de Vries, generally jazzy in character. At its best it swings along nicely, but much of it suffers from the ponderousness of all too many of his compositions of the '90s.
Happily, the disc picks up from here, beginning with the goofily sincere reading of the Dutch standard "Diep in Mijn Hart" where Kollektief trombonist Nico Nijholt croons for all he's worth and then some. Georges Antheil's "A Jazz Symphony" is accorded a rich and imaginative treatment, and its gloriously romantic finale would make the album worthwhile all by itself. But, after a fine and funny rendition of the novelty hit "The Typewriter," the real romantic high point of the album is achieved with Breuker's superb and unabashedly torchy arrangement of Cole Porter's "Night and Day," a 12-minute extravaganza featuring the throaty and unswerving voice of Greetje Kauffeld. He solidifies his neo-romantic credentials by closing out the disc with a version of Rachmaninoff's "Prelude Opus 3 nr. 2 in C sharp minor, scored beautifully for the Kollektief. The best pieces on this recording demonstrate that when he was willing to shed his irony and "simply" perform the music he loves, Willem Breuker was still quite capable of delivering the goods. ~ Brian Olewnick

Contributors

Artist Willem Breuker

Label Bvhaast

Artist Willem Breuker Kollektief

Product Details

DUIN 14CDF2VVSKP

GTIN 0786497177929

Release Date 01.01.2002

Amount of Discs 1

Product type CD

Track Count 12

Sensemaya

WILLEM KOLLEKTIEF BREUKER

£14.99

Seller: Dodax

Delivery date: between Tuesday, November 27 and Thursday, November 29

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