Bill Bruford – The Autobiography has ratings and 37 reviews. Dan’l said: This is, quite possibly, the best autobio I have read by a popular musician. Bill Bruford: The Autobiography jazz article by John Kelman, published on March 2, at All About Jazz. Find more Book Reviews articles. [Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Bill Bruford’s The Autobiography, first published in by Jawbone Press, but receiving the.

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For Bil Sign in or sign up to create or claim your musician profile page. He replies that he is a musician. I don’t doubt that others accept my efforts as valuable: In Tokyo Winterfold Records buy. Cats, children, this book, my hundreds of individual compositions and recordings, my house, my groups; every name is the wrong name until I find, or the item or creature acquires, the right name, at which point I am unshakeable.


There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The Music, Musicians And I’ve loved his drumming and his approach to the instrument since I first heard him play with Yes over 40 some odd years ago.

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Fans of Yes, King Crimson et al will certainly find frequent mention to his time spent in these bands, but keen drummers hoping for an insight into his playing may find it lacking. Loved his work with Yes, and contrary to his statements otherwise, Alan White was not up to the task of filling his shoes, really enjoyed some of the fusion work, especially when he was working with Jeff Berlin and Alan Holdsworth, and my tastes followed his as I became more of an acoustic jazz fan.

And if you want to know what it’s like to walk out in front hhe 20, people at Madison Square Garden to play a drum duet showcase, knowing that your fancy electronic drum kit has just briford, or how go-to session bassist Tony Levin deals with time wasters or how much of Bruford’s time Chris Brufrod has wastedor what Robert Fripp is actually like autobiigraphy work with, you’ll enjoy this hugely. Our enduring commitment has made All About Jazz one vill the most culturally important websites of its kind in the world reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month.


Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x He has found it a slog, to put it mildly, and at the age of 59 has now announced his retirement, with an almost audible sigh of relief. But also the one who shared many stages, and quite some time in recording studios, with Bill Bruford: This was really more of philosophical treatise than an accounting of his career. This kind of excessive baggage should have been cut and the book would have been autkbiography perfect page package.

Nov 13, John Riley rated it really liked it. The first group of readers who will regard this book as being of much interest comprises those who for reasons of age let’s say, forty-somethings – and beyond will consider this book like a “history book” that will talk about the long journey from, say, “post-Beatles” rock to today’s music, but according to a perspective that’s “internal” to the profession – which is something that can make all the difference.

Everything sooner or later needs a name. Even more so than a working player, Bruford is a thinking one – possibly an over-thinking one, considering he eventually found himself paralysed by the thought of playing the next note. Let me just focus on two of my hot-button issues.

T he autobiographies of musicians do not usually abound with scholarly analysis and fascinating philosophical insights, and autobiographies of drummers do not abound, period. When you do, All About Jazz will receive a sales commission.

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Bill Bruford: The Autobiography

Bill can brudord write– he counters heavy material with his signature brand of arrogant, sardonic humor, and often pokes When I bought this book, I was expecting it to be an amusing but forgettable account of Bill’s Bruford’s life. Learn more and read our FAQ. Neal And Jack And Me. Please try again later. Bruford meanders back and forth along a vaguely-chronological path bruvord his first public appearance at 14 to his retirement from public autobiograpby at 59, with stops at Yes and King 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.

He was a guiding light in the British Art Rock movement, recording and touring internationally bbruford Yes and King Crimson from Trivializing the whole supposed beauty of the art form. Looking for beautiful books? I remember being thrilled hearing “Roundabout” by Yes in the last year or two of high school.

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Visit bil Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. As a drummer, I was excited to read this but I think Mr. Search Albums by title. The Autobiography – A comment by Dave Stewart”. Having turned his back on a lucrative position at the heart of the rock machine, he has since found himself, like nearly all jazz musicians, operating as a cottage industry on the sidelines of the marketplace.