“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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It is clear that there is absolutely no love lost between King Crimson’s spiritual leader and Bruford.

There is mastery in the pen as much as in brucord drum stick. But the perennial question that irks him most is: Everything is infused with Bruford’s rapier British wit and more than a few British spelling anomalies I lost track of how many times the word “tire” is spelled “tyre.

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We sat there in focused attention, and then silently in awe autobiobraphy the music faded away. 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.

We used to sit in my friend’s car and crank up the volume as we listened to “Roundabout.

Bruford performing in Password Reset your password. Get Jazz Near You A weekly events guide. While Earthworks remained Bruford’s primary focus, he also sought other collaborations in the final twelve years of his career. Jun 23, Dan’l Danehy-oakes rated it really liked it.


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Bill Bruford – The Autobiography: Yes, King Crimson, Earthworks and More

Of course, music remains close at hand; Bruford may not be performing any longer, but autobiograhpy continues to manage his own significant discography via his Winterfold and Summerfold labels, in addition to speaking engagements and other music-related activities that have ramped up significantly and, perhaps, not surprisinglyin the two years since The Autobiography ‘s initial publication.

Dec 05, Michael Fitzgerald rated it really liked it.

For Pros Sign in or sign up to upload your events. Maybe, but Bruford has managed to straddle both the art rock and jazz worlds like few others have. Search Articles by musician.

I prefer to title the instrumental music I produce in an oblique, rather coded kind of language, as if to say: Bill Bruford came brufore fame early as the drummer for progressive rock band Yes before leaving to strike out into more challenging musical territory with King Crimson and then various jazz and jazz-rock groups. Sur Thoroughly enjoyable, though probably only for music enthusiasts. He comments a little on the personalities he’s worked with, but this is no dish-o-rama; his colleagues are treated, each and all, with respect.

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Rather than follow the standard linear chronology of most biographies, he takes as his starting point those interview questions that have cropped up time and again, and from each one spins an entertaining and insightful chapter on the vagaries of pursuing sometimes wilfully uncommercial music over several decades in an industry that relentlessly pursues the bottom line and the next big thing.


About Bill Bruford Bill Bruford’s professional musical career began in Archived from the original on 31 December One of a Kind”. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Retrieved 9 March Writing the book seemed to be a necessary prerequisite to allow Bruford to get his head around his decision to retire from live performance.

As close to a “5” as I expect to read in music autobiographies, anyway. Overall, it is simply a remarkably well-written study of what it takes to live the life of Bill Bruford, and it appears to take a lot.

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I found the latter aitobiography be the best parts: Bruford speaks candidly about these relationships, and his clinical honesty reflects the scientific nature of his mind. Very English, very enjoyable. Then he moved into jazz, where he enjoyed success with his own group, Earthworks, but on a necessarily reduced scale. Although revered as a master percussionist, who is a regular attraction at drum clinics specialist forums where the most acclaimed drummers are paid handsomely to show off their skillshe confesses to a lack of technical confidence that has become little short of disabling.

This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat The albums were supported with several live shows, including a tour of Japan.