1974 from left: Leo Cuypers, Willem Breuker, Herman de Wit, Bob Driessen, Willem van Manen, drums: Rob Verdurmen, Bernard Hunnekink, Ronald Snijders, Jan Wolff . photo Igno Cuypers
1977 “to the planes”. from left: Willem Breuker, Arjen Gorter, Maarten van Norden, Rob Verdurmen, Leo Cuypers, Boy Raaymakers, Bernard Hunnekink, Willem van Manen, Bob Driessen, Jan Wolff.
1984 from left: Willem Breuker, André Goudbeek, Peter Barkema, Rob Verdurmen, Andy Altenfelder, Arjen Gorter, Boy Raaymakers, Cris Abelen, hanging: Henk de Jonge, Bernard Hunnekink. photo Vincent Mentzel
1988 Portland U.S.A. from left: Willem Breuker, André Goudbeek, Alex Coke, Andy Altenfelder, Rob Verdurmen, Boy Raaymakers, Joop Buis, Bernard Hunnekink. photo René Eckhart
1992 from left: Boy Raaymakers, Henk de Jonge, Andy Altenfelder, André Goudbeek, Bernard Hunnekink, Willem Breuker, Gregg Moore, Rob Verdurmen, Peter Barkema, Arjen Gorter. photo René Eckhart
1998 airport Amsterdam. from left: Andy Altenfelder, Peter Barkema, Boy Raaymakers, Rob Verdurmen, Henk de Jonge, Bernard Hunnekink, Arjen Gorter, Willem Breuker, Lorre Trytten, Alex Coke, Nico Nijholt.
2004 in China. from left: Arjen Gorter, Maarten van Norden, Hermine Deurloo, Andy Altenfelder, Boy Raaymakers, Andy Bruce, Wllem Breuker, Bernard Hunnekink, Henk de Jonge, Rob Verdurmen.
2009 from left: Willem Breuker, Hermine Deurloo, Henk de Jonge, Maarten van Norden, Bernard Hunnekink, Rob Verdurmen, Andy Bruce, Frans Vermeerssen, Arjen Gorter, Andy Altenfelder, Georges Pancras. photo Pieter Boersma
2017 CD Box – Out of the box
84 page book in Dutch and English, containing photographs, anecdotes, recording details.
Produced and compiled by Bernard Hunnekink and Arjen Gorter for BVHAAST and the Willem Breuker Foundation
Remastered by Paul Pouwer, Amsterdam
CD 10/11 recorded live by Guido Nieuwdorp, edited and mixed by Guido Nieuwdorp, Henk de Jonge, Arjen Gorter and Bernard Hunnekink
Text contributions and translations by Frank van Herk
Design by Emma Fischer
‘Willem Breuker Kollektief stalwarts Arjen Gorter and Bernard Hunnekink have taken care of Breuker’s musical legacy and have scrupulously compiled an anthology from this huge body of work which is beyond compare. They are absolutely right in releasing the embodiment of their quest at this moment: something as wonderful as this may not be postponed.’ (Jazz Nu)
‘The CDs come accompanied with a book containing lots of visual material, personal stories about Breuker, historical and musical interpretations, plus extensive information and documentation for all of the tracks. The CDs have all been remastered, making the recordings sound clear, fresh and well-defined. In all there is some four hours of previously unreleased music. The other tracks have found their way into the discography.’ (Het Parool)
‘CDs 8 and 9 contain the music for the silent film Faust, made by the German director Friedrich Murnau in 1926. In 2003 the Paris Cité de la Musique commissioned Breuker to compose a score in which there were to be no improvised parts.’ (Het Parool)
‘The great rendition of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue on CD 5 (Strings) takes up a little over 15 minutes: strongly orchestrated, as transparent as can be, and without the symphonic hullabaloo that so often seems to come with the work. The Willem Breuker Kollektief stays very close to George Gershwin’s intentions and makes use of the original score.’ (Jazz Nu)
Read the complete review at the Jazz Nu website