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ALBUM REVIEW

Willem Breuker Kollektief: At Ruta Maya Cafe

Read "At Ruta Maya Cafe" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

The picture on the back of the CD booklet for the Willem Breuker Kollektief's At Ruta Maya Café shows a low-lying, nondescript building that looks like an old Howard Johnson's. The website for the Austin venue mostly talks about its coffee business,with some live entertainment on the side. You would think, with over thirty years on the road, and having given performances across Western and Eastern Europe, Canada, Mexico, Russia and India, this Dutch tentet would be celebrating its history ...

FILM REVIEW

Faust: A Silent Movie (1926)

Read "Faust: A Silent Movie (1926)" reviewed by Andrey Henkin

F.W. Murnau Music by Willem Breuker Faust (1926) BVHaast 2005 F.W Murnau was one of the giants of the Silent Film Era. His most famous work is 1922's Nosferatu but his interpretation of the Faust legend was his most expansive work, also his last before leaving his native Germany. That Willem Breuker would choose to write new music for this film should surprise no one. ...

INTERVIEW

Willem Breuker

Read "Willem Breuker" reviewed by Andrey Henkin

Willem Breuker's music is an experience--part circus, part orchestra, part theater. The man himself is no less complex and some of his thoughts on being a musician bely his humour and good nature. At Joe's Pub this month with his long-standing Kollektief, Breuker spoke with All About Jazz. All About Jazz: Let's start at the beginning. Willem Breuker: I always wanted to play the piano but after the second world war Holland was a ...


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