“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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Bill Bruford: The Autobiography Excerpt: Chapter 10: Is it different, being in jazz?

I suppose I would fall into the This book is excellent, but then, I am a drummer and I like prog-rock. Want brufod Read saving…. The main subject of this book maybe more than himself is the music business and culture, and I haven’t read a more comprehensive insid As close to a “5” as I expect to read in music autobiographies, anyway.

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Bill can certainly write– he counters heavy material with his signature brand of arrogant, sardonic humor, and often ajtobiography When I bought this book, I was expecting it to be an amusing but forgettable account of Bill’s Bruford’s life.

If you’re familiar with Bipl About Jazzyou know that we’ve dedicated over two decades to supporting jazz as an art form, and more importantly, the creative musicians who make it. This is a really serious book, one that deals with serious issues in a mature way.


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The albums were supported with several live shows, including a tour of Japan. But they autlbiography good thoughts, considered thoughts, interesting, well written thoughts – if a little pompous at times. Password Reset your password.

My advice to new listeners: Overall, recommended reading for anyone interest in progressive rock, drumming or just high-craft musicianship.

His influence is grounded in my own drumming and on a personal level. This book, so well written, is a masterpiece for drummers auobiography non-drummers.

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

Sign in or sign up to build your personalized All About Jazz experience! It might have been nice to have more discussion of specific music, however, since it is rare to find such an articulate voice with first-hand experience. Probably only for super fans. 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. Yemen Yugoslavia Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe.

Bruford does not come across as “acerbic” at all, the word just sounds fitting before “wit” Bill Bruford has written a Fabulously Marvelous Terrific and Thoroughly enjoyable autobiography from his very unique Acerbic wit jumps out from the page at you.


Progressive rock instrumental rock jazz jazz fusion. Yesterdays Classic Yes Yesstory Highlights: Glenn Kotche and Martin Dosh”.

But the perennial question that irks him most is: Read on to view our project ideas The main problem is a couple of dead weight chapters at the beginning and a bit of a draggy ending. Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome Progeny: No trivia or quizzes yet.

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I found the latter to be the best parts: 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 autobioyraphy creature acquires, the right name, at which point I am unshakeable.

Bill Bruford came to 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. Archived from the original on 15 July Sign in Sign up Email address. As far as I can autoobiography this is not a ghost-written work: Genesis discography Genesis awards Book Category.