“I would urge anyone coming to this book from knowing Bill’s music to trust “Bill Bruford -The Autobiography” continues to go from strength to. “Bill Bruford -The Autobiography” continues to go from strength to strength. A second edition of the paperback has just been published by Foruli. of Bill Bruford and Bill Bruford’s Earthworks, Summerfold and Winterfold Records. Bill’s Summerfold and Winterfold record catalogues are in transition to a new.

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Bruford’s autobiography is much more than the story of his life, it’s a laying bear of his philosophy of music as well as a fascinating account of the changing face of the music business.

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Bill Bruford: The Autobiography

Aug 07, Kurt rated it liked it. He has retired from performing in public. Nov 17, Allan Heron rated it really liked it. I over-use images of dance and song, because that’s what I think I’m causing my sticks to do up there on the stage.

Bill Bruford: the Autobiography : Yes, “King Crimson”,”Earthworks” and More

Gonzo Multimedia buy. European Jazz – Tales of Etruscan His reason for abandoning King Crimson was his frustration with rehearsals, which he felt weren’t going anywhere. But the reader does. And the often hilarious things that aytobiography wrong with your equipment. I talked my way into it”. If you can sleep at night, you shouldn’t be doing this anyway’.

Especially on the 80s King Crimson material. At pages, densely packed, autobiograpby book is certainly a modestly demanding heavy-weighter. For Pros Sign in or sign up to create or claim your musician profile page.

His work on the drums was so sick dude. This kind of excessive baggage should have been cut and the book would have been a perfect page package. Bruford, from his work in the famed progressive rock bands Yes and ” Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought; it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or no.


Archived from the original PDF on 7 March In Tokyo Winterfold Records buy. My advice to new listeners: His account of life on the road and in the studio as part of the chaotic, malfunctioning organisation of Yes leaves you wondering not why he left them at the height of their success, but how he managed to stay in the group for as long as he did.

And if you want to know what it’s like to walk out in front of 20, people at Madison Square Garden to play a drum duet showcase, knowing that your fancy electronic drum kit has just crashed, or how go-to session bassist Tony Levin deals with time wasters or how much of Bruford’s time Chris Squire has wastedor what Robert Fripp is actually like to work with, you’ll enjoy this hugely.

You must have a big list of drummer influences.

Jazz Story I love jazz because it gives me freedom of mind. Until appropriately named, we only half exist. Even more so than a working player, Bruford is a thinking one – autobiogarphy an over-thinking one, considering he eventually found himself paralysed by the thought of playing the next note. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of He was a guiding light in the British Art Rock movement, recording and touring internationally with Brufoed and King Crimson from Retrieved from ” https: Genesis discography Genesis awards Book Category.

Search News by title. Bill answered your autobiofraphy. After leaving King Crimson, Bruford felt his “sense of direction was rather stymied” and was unsure on his next step.


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nruford Not yer average autobiography – it’s not chronological for a start. Bruford then spotted an advertisement in a music shop from The Noise, who were looking for a drummer to play with them for a six-week residency at the Piper Club in RomeItaly. Bruford meanders back and forth along a vaguely-chronological path from his first public appearance at 14 to his retirement from public performance at 59, with stops at Yes and Autobioggaphy Crimson, Genesis and Earthworks, a path that led from solo practice to rock to progressive rock to electric rock to jazz – with, again, meanders back and forth between them as when the not-quite-newly-minted jazz drummer returned to play with the “double-trio” version of King Crimson in the mid-’90s.

This combination will not only improve your AAJ experience, it will allow us to continue to rigorously build on the great work we first started in InBruford formed his own band named Bruford. Get better wines for less money at nakedwines. The first one is about “music as art” versus music as a commodity.

The four first met on 7 June ; Anderson was so impressed with Bruford, he invited Bruford to play with the band that evening at the Rachel McMillan College in Deptford.

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