‘When in Doubt, Roll!’ is now up at Foruli Classics, paperback at £ ($25), and signed hardback in an edition of only 50 copies at £ Bill Bruford: When In Doubt Roll! (Drums, Bill Bruford, Hal Leonard, Books, , HLE) en-GB. When In Doubt, Roll! by Bill Bruford, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Sep 21, 5. As well as being an excellent and entertaining read, it’s a terrific analytical work which gives great insight into the psychology of performing, recording, band membership and band-leading. Last edited by a moderator: This is probably something to do with the forebrain interfering with the subconscious bilp, but whatever the scientific explanation, it’s a fact that the most enjoyable musical moments do seem to happen when you’re not thinking. I’m not a drummer. Neither would I recommend the career graph of comedy double act Phil Cornwell and Rick Stone – according to Phil, “We started at the bottom, and worked our way along.

Please enter a valid postcode. Still, Bill Bruford ranks among my favorite musicians of all time, let alone drummers. Bill Bruford was, is, and always will be his own man.

Bill Bruford – When in Doubt, Roll

More pressure, more obligations, less time ni snatch a bit of musical enjoyment. Yet another problem is that drum clinic audiences, confronted with their hero at close quarters, become so nervous and tongue-tied that the drummer’s cheerful “any questions?

Bill Bruford is not only an outstanding musician, but also an outstanding writer. Drew Pepper marked it as to-read Dec 31, On returning home I called him and as is my wont gave him the dubious benefit of some unasked-for advice, suggesting that he could always “do an Alex Ferguson” and arbitrarily cancel his retirement any time he felt like it.


Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Peter rated it it was amazing Apr 24, Sans marked it as to-read Sep 30, This would wind its often tortured way through a number of extensions, second subjects, and codicils before a return, probably in a different metre or with a different orchestration, of the overtly masculine bravura main theme.

At worst, it creates a separation between musician and musical context which can be downright damaging. Books by Bill Bruford.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of It was from Bruford that I learned that there are two types of musicians: Being able to see yourself as others do is admirable, but the habit of self-observation can lead to painful self-consciousness; one can only sympathise with Bill’s predicament when he writes “My self-awareness at the drumset is reaching epic proportions.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. I’d like to check that out It seems to me there are a lot of things wrong with drum clinics: But the reason why people including myself found it hard to accept Bill’s retirement, even at the relatively advanced age of 60, is that he appears to have so much more in his locker. Sep 20, 1.

The Best Books of But having read my former colleague’s autobiography and had time to reflect on it, I now understand his reasons. Dreams are dashed at every turn: Another general problem as Bill explains is that the contraction of the industry in the ’90s meant that luxuries like booking agents, managers, record companies and publicists had to be dispensed with if they hadn’t dispensed with us first.

When In Doubt, Roll!

Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international postage is paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. In any case, I’m sure you will join me in wishing this wheb musician and fabulous drummer the best in his retirement – you’ve earned a break Bill, so now’s the time to go out, locate some fun, and make sure you have it.


Published by Foruli Classics – dedicated to bringing the best out-of-print music and popular culture books back into print. This remark on recording his solo album Feels Good To Me is telling: But in a sense it doesn’t matter: M Bettine rated it it was amazing Dec 31, Love me some Bill!

Chris marked it as to-read Nov 20, Sep 22, 9. As the ever-complaining British TV character Victor Meldrew said, “Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just switch off your brain? We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. But since I don’t play the drums, it was up to me to learn from Bruford in any way possible. Discussion in ‘ General ‘ started by davidaholmesSep 20, Big Bang Theory To digress a little, if I had the luxury of being able to plan a career trajectory in advance, I wouldn’t choose to start off with a great and conspicuous success – that peak would be better placed somewhere near the middle, giving your legs plenty of time to adjust to the climb up and equally strenuous clamber down.