Tom Kohn of the Bop Shop record store is bringing back one of Bop Shop's favorite bands from up over (aka the Netherlands . . . pardon my feeble attempt at a joke)—the Willem Breuker Kollektief. Breuker has been here numerous times since 1991. Tom is bringing them back for two separate and unique nights of music this year:
- On November 5th, members of the Kollektief have agreed to play an impromptu set in the atrium at the Bop Shop in the Village Gate on Goodman in Rochester. The band is comprised of some of Holland’s finest musicians in a casual setting.
- On November 6th, in conjunction with the Eastman School of Music, Brueker and the Kollektief will be playing at the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House to accompany F.W. Murnau’s silent film classic Faust. During the band’s 2005 performance at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, some may remember a preview of this music, which they fashioned into a performance suite. According to Kohn, they have performed with the movie all over Europe and have received rave reviews.
Get out and hear the unique musicianship of this ensemble. By the way, you should also check out the Bop Shop's new website and event calendar while you're at it. [Added later] If you want to make it a trifecta, check out the 44th Record Show and Sale Sunday hosted by the Bop Shop on Sunday, November 4th. Over 40 dealers will set up over 60 tables of merchandise ranging from rare and collectible records, tapes, and CDs to autographs, posters and other music related memorabilia.